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How Can i Learn German Easily?

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 06:11 am
i just want too know how can i improve my German language skills.
 
saab
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 06:49 am
@productionmedia,
There is no way to learn German easily.
But you can improve it by reading, taking part in a German class or find someone who will give you private lessons or a native German who wants to improve his/hers language which is you native language. There are also textbooks where you can test your grammar.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 06:56 am
@productionmedia,
I usually bluff my way through a conversation with a German by either putting Habenzee or Glocken on the front of every odd word in a sentence, and Zeecorkenstein or Bitter on the end of the even words.

So "it is nice weather today", becomes .....

Habenzeeit iszeecorkenstein glockennice weatherbitter habenzeetoday.

It works with the Canadian members here who happen to speak German, but I think that Walter and Jane are starting to get a bit suspicious.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 07:21 am
@Lordyaswas,
Achtung! It really isn't as easy as the Lord means.
Just take the umlauts: where would Düsseldorf be without the umlaut "ü"? (Or to please Jane, I should have taken München.)

However, sometime in a sentence you have to wait longer for the verb than for a goal by ManU. (Which reminds me that trains in Germany are an hour late compared to Piccadilly Station and a bit stinky at the Abfahrt.)

But perhaps there's a nice media product as an easy help? And -Achtung! - watching cliché Nazi films could be helpful as well.
saab
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 07:53 am
@Walter Hinteler,
It is so difficult with der, die und das
Der is masculine, die feminen and das a thing
A little girl - das Mädchen - is a thing
Der Man is a man but several men die Männer are feminen. To me they still look masculin.
Why is the fork feminin, the knife a thing and the spoon masculine?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 08:11 am
@saab,
Der Mensch is masculine, die Person is feminine, das Kind is neuteur.

But if you're married to a dragon - der Hausdrache is masculine (as is der Vampir - even a bluestockinged granny is masculine [der Blaustrumpf])
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 08:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Habenzeehello Walter, howzeecorkenstein glockenare youbitter?

Glockenhaven't seenbitter habenzeeyou inzeecorkenstein glockenages!
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 08:36 am
There are free online courses available:

https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/ueb.html

http://www.dw.de/learn-german/german-courses/s-2547
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 03:08 pm
@saab,
Hint: always use plurals in German if you aren't sure. It takes practice, but plurals are feminine.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 07:47 pm
Quote:
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.


In the 1980's, this was posted in every computer room in the US. Does anyone else remember it?

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 11:04 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
but plurals are feminine.
Aside from the masculine and neuter ones, that's correct. Wink
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 08:34 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

Hint: always use plurals in German if you aren't sure. It takes practice, but plurals are feminine.

Not exactly. Plurals differ in the dative case from the feminine. You have to learn plurals just like any other gender.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 11:02 am
I learned that most European rivers are femenini.
Most non European rivers are masculine.
So you have to know your geography too.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 12:31 pm
@saab,
Der Rhein, der Main, die Donau, die Mosel ...

In German, there isn't any fixed rule the genus of river nams, since they come from various languages.
The Rhine river (der Rhein) for instance was already masculine with his old Germanic name reinos ("the great river") (-os is a masculine word ending).
Die Elbe was in Latin albia ("white river") - the word ending -a shows the feminine genus.
Der Neckar was masculine due to the 'masculine' running of the water.

But generally most German rivers are feminine - only eight of rivers above 100 km are masculine: der Rhein, der Main, der Inn, der Neckar, der Lech, der Kocher, der Regen and der Rhin (a tributary to the river Havel in the state of Brandenburg).
saab
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 01:32 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Someone else must have learned the same rules:
http://german.stackexchange.com/questions/1933/genus-der-fl%C3%BCsse-eine-komische-regel
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 01:38 pm
@saab,
Not really, if you read the comments.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Sat 18 Apr, 2015 12:26 am
@productionmedia,
Hi Productionmedia,
You can learn online or you can join some German class where you can learn to speak German, because their you can have group disscussion in german language so it will help you more in learning or you can hire a private tutor for learning german language.
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