The terrible German language

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Korin, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    This is the Dialect they spoke in the area where I grew up in Mannheim :

     
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  2. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 18, 2010
    As opposed to him performing a role in English?
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well we Germans have obviously higher standards. And Arnold is from Austria. Not the same! NOT. THE. SAME!
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010



    This is the dialect from the village I'm from.
     
  5. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    That's actually closer to where we'll be, her family lives in Recklinghausen. Pretty much most of the places we've gone are around there (Essen, Dortmund, Koln, Munster, etc)

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  6. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    HAHAHA
     
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  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Heh, that's very close to where my father is from, he's a bit further north near Bocholt. I'll be near Mönchengladbach. Just say the word and I'll make sure to drop by!
     
  8. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    Yeah, I'll hit you up! She wants to spend time with her new nephew (her brother just has a child) and I'll probably have a free day. Hopefully I'll know enough German to survive on my own.
     
  9. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    "Ein Bier, bitte!" is the most important sentence, as you probably already know.
     
  10. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    I used that phrase a lot... that and "danke". If they said anything else I was screwed.
     
  11. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    My struggle today:

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    But the answer is "The man drinks also hot milk"

    Does: "Der Mann auch trinkt heiße milch" not make sense? I find I'm having to read/write ahead in German and then work backwards through the sentence

    Also:
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    "You are not turn"?
     
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  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    No, word position is important in German.
    More like "You are not next in line".
    "Dran sein" or "Als Nächster dran sein" means "being next in line".
     
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  13. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    Yeah, adverbs and negatives are killin' me. I was doing well until I got to these:

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    "That makes nothing" is how I read that
     
  14. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's more like "That does nothing", meaning "it's fine" or "no harm done".
     
  15. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    I think there's only so far you can learn German through Duolingo etc. You ought to visit Germany, maybe shack up with Hass & Crni (they live together, right?), cook breakfast for them, etc. You'll learn German more effectively.
     
  16. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    I always thought @Crni Vuk was Russian for some reason
     
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  17. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Actually he is, he's Putin's mole here in NMA. But I just now read about your gf in Germany and that you're going there, so cool bro. Have fun.
     
  18. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    That is Mutie Scrapper. Crni larps as a German from but is something else.
     
  19. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Мутанты не допускаются.
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    He has serbian roots, but has been in Germany for most, if not all of his life.