German Study Group

Moderator: kevin

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-13, 9:34

Ok, so here are my answers. :whistle:

vijayjohn wrote:
► Show Spoiler

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24520
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-13, 13:12

Cheater! :lol:

User avatar
Antea
Posts: 3213
Joined: 2015-08-23, 10:53
Real Name: c
Gender: female

Re: German Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-11-13, 13:23

In diesem Thread, sollten sie auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren :whistle: :yep:

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-13, 14:34

vijayjohn wrote:Cheater! :lol:

I assure you, I don't know what you're talking about!

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-13, 21:49

Ok, for real this time:

4.12 (Only the first ten for now, I'll finish the rest later)
► Show Spoiler

ceid donn
Posts: 2256
Joined: 2008-02-15, 0:58
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby ceid donn » 2018-11-13, 23:04

Was für fleißige Hamster wir sind!

Antea wrote:In diesem Thread, sollten sie auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren :whistle: :yep:


If you are more comfortable communicating here in German, I have no objections. I will likely continue to use English by default for now, until I have completed more vocabulary and grammar review so that I don't have to spend 30 minutes double-checking everything. :whistle:

Abgesehen davon, heir sind meine Antwötern für 4.12. 8-)

► Show Spoiler

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-13, 23:27

ceid donn wrote:If you are more comfortable communicating here in German, I have no objections. I will likely continue to use English by default for now, until I have completed more vocabulary and grammar review so that I don't have to spend 30 minutes double-checking everything. :whistle:

+1

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24520
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-14, 6:37

Oh whoops, I didn't look at how they translate Mücke in this book. In southern Germany and Austria, it just means 'fly'. :P Elsewhere in Germany, it's usually understood to mean a bloodsucking mosquito.
Antea wrote:In diesem Thread, sollten sie auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren :whistle: :yep:

Meinst du in diesem Thread sollt ihr...?

User avatar
Antea
Posts: 3213
Joined: 2015-08-23, 10:53
Real Name: c
Gender: female

Re: German Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-11-14, 8:51

vijayjohn wrote:Oh whoops, I didn't look at how they translate Mücke in this book. In southern Germany and Austria, it just means 'fly'. :P Elsewhere in Germany, it's usually understood to mean a bloodsucking mosquito.
Antea wrote:In diesem Thread, sollten sie auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren :whistle: :yep:

Meinst du in diesem Thread sollt ihr...?


Sollten Sie ? :hmm:

kevin
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 2027
Joined: 2012-03-29, 11:07
Gender: male
Country: DE Germany (Deutschland)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby kevin » 2018-11-14, 12:19

Als Kompromiss bin ich für "solltet ihr" (Konjunktiv und informelle Anrede).

User avatar
Antea
Posts: 3213
Joined: 2015-08-23, 10:53
Real Name: c
Gender: female

Re: German Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-11-14, 14:54

Danke :D

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-14, 20:50

The rest of 4.12
► Show Spoiler

ceid donn
Posts: 2256
Joined: 2008-02-15, 0:58
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby ceid donn » 2018-11-14, 21:21

księżycowy wrote:19. Die üblen Mücken tötet Fräulein Meier.

19. Mrs. Meier kills the wicked (adj.) gnats. [Where as I'm not 100% sure which is the subject and which is the object, it makes a hell of a lot more sense for a person to kill a gnat than the opposite. :P ]


Look at the verb ending. Tötet is 3rd person singular. Mücken is the plural of Mücke, so if it was the subject, the verb would have to be töten.

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 23456
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby linguoboy » 2018-11-14, 21:27

księżycowy wrote:und ein zänkisches Weib ist wie ein ständig triefendes Dach.

Denkt man schon an Weihnachten?
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24520
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-14, 21:29

Do they count andere as an adjective and rückwärts as an adverb?

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-14, 21:39

ceid donn wrote:
księżycowy wrote:19. Die üblen Mücken tötet Fräulein Meier.

19. Mrs. Meier kills the wicked (adj.) gnats. [Where as I'm not 100% sure which is the subject and which is the object, it makes a hell of a lot more sense for a person to kill a gnat than the opposite. :P ]


Look at the verb ending. Tötet is 3rd person singular. Mücken is the plural of Mücke, so if it was the subject, the verb would have to be töten.

Ah, right. Danke!

ceid donn
Posts: 2256
Joined: 2008-02-15, 0:58
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby ceid donn » 2018-11-15, 18:33

I didn't see the vocabulary work for chapter 4 after the page break earlier. I went ahead and did them for the practice:

4.13 Vocabulary Aid

► Show Spoiler



4.14 - Guess the cognate (I knew all of them, but blanked out on der Segelboot. I knew it was some kind of boat, just forgot what Segel meant. :lol: )

► Show Spoiler

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 23456
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby linguoboy » 2018-11-15, 18:54

ceid donn wrote:6. Was ist den Herren verboten?
What is for the lords/masters/men forbidden/ What is forbidden for the lords?
(den Herren is plural genitive of die Herren)

I think you meant to write "dative". Genitive plural would be der Herren (as you explain wrt Historiker, below).
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

ceid donn
Posts: 2256
Joined: 2008-02-15, 0:58
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: German Study Group

Postby ceid donn » 2018-11-16, 15:30

linguoboy wrote:
ceid donn wrote:6. Was ist den Herren verboten?
What is for the lords/masters/men forbidden/ What is forbidden for the lords?
(den Herren is plural genitive of die Herren)

I think you meant to write "dative". Genitive plural would be der Herren (as you explain wrt Historiker, below).


Yes, I did mean dative. Thanks.

OK, I've been seeing various posts by various people about these study groups, as well as the same few people continuing to create more and more study groups or asking if people want to a study group for X. It seems no one is really accomplishing anything and all seems like a joke to everyone. While I have been having an "off" feeling about these groups all along, I had hoped something constructive and helpful would evolve from them, but I have to admit my personal morale regarding participating in them it pretty much obliterated at this point. There's a certain kind of chaos to the whole thing that I am finding more and more unhealthy, and I think it's better for my own sake to step away from them entirely, because I don't see them as being helpful for me in achieving my own goals or helping me stay motivated.

So this will be my last post here (or in any other study group). Good luck, everyone, with whatever you hope to accomplish.

Exercise 5.8

► Show Spoiler

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13147
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: German Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-11-16, 15:44

I'm sorry you feel that way, but at least for my part I don't think this (or any other study group) is a joke at all. Granted on occasion I have joked about it a few times, but over all I am quite serious about this, and several of the other groups I'm in.

Having said that, you are most certainly free to step back, if that's what you feel is best for you. Just know that you can come back at any time, if you want too. :)


Return to “German (Deutsch)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest