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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 9:34
by księżycowy
Ok, so here are my answers. :whistle:

vijayjohn wrote:
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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 13:12
by vijayjohn
Cheater! :lol:

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 13:23
by Antea
In diesem Thread, sollten sie auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren :whistle: :yep:

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 14:34
by księżycowy
vijayjohn wrote:Cheater! :lol:

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

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 21:49
by księżycowy
Ok, for real this time:

4.12 (Only the first ten for now, I'll finish the rest later)
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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 23:04
by ceid donn
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-)

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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-13, 23:27
by księżycowy
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

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 6:37
by vijayjohn
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...?

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 8:51
by Antea
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:

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 12:19
by kevin
Als Kompromiss bin ich für "solltet ihr" (Konjunktiv und informelle Anrede).

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 14:54
by Antea
Danke :D

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 20:50
by księżycowy
The rest of 4.12
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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 21:21
by ceid donn
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.

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 21:27
by linguoboy
księżycowy wrote:und ein zänkisches Weib ist wie ein ständig triefendes Dach.

Denkt man schon an Weihnachten?

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 21:29
by vijayjohn
Do they count andere as an adjective and rückwärts as an adverb?

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-14, 21:39
by księżycowy
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!

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-15, 18:33
by ceid donn
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

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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: )

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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-15, 18:54
by linguoboy
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).

Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-16, 15:30
by ceid donn
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

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Re: German Study Group

Posted: 2018-11-16, 15:44
by księżycowy
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. :)