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Beginning German - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Beginning German
I just booked on a Beginning German Course starting next week and got asked if I was a guitarist...

Not sure what that has to do with learning how to say and understand key phrases like:

"Bend zee knees"
"Faster!"
"Lean forward"
"Not like that"

and of course...

"Eine Flasche Gluhwein"

Current Mood: confused confused

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ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 6th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am very good at German. I can manage everything I need to be able to say...

Noch ein glas weiB wein, bitte.

and

Sprechen Sie Englisch, bitte?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-) I can already order Coke, Beer, Gluhwein and a selection of cheese related foods.

What I can't do is have even a sense of good pronunciation of do it politely.

Still, by ~next ski season~...
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 6th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it next ski season already?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes. But this is "This Ski season" and as the course runs until the summer and I'm only going to one German speaking resort this year the aim is to be better by "Next Ski Season" :-)
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satellite_kid From: satellite_kid Date: January 6th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strange I had the same thought flashing through my mind too!!!!!!

kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The question is, if he was right, would you buy it?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
!#£"!
From: digital_deviant Date: January 6th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Entschuldigen Sie bitte, wie komme ich am besten züm Briefmarkenautomat?
Arschloch!
Meine Mütter blase nicht der Teufelschwanz!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're just showing off now aren't you.
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From: digital_deviant Date: January 6th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
But bear in mind that what I have put here will only serve to get you:

a) Stamps

b) Ritually beaten
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 6th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Zwei Cheesburger bitte got me through my German exchange visit when I was 16. They all speak English, you know. Just wear a badge.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 6th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's not really the point. But yes. Their English will remain better than my German I'm sure.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 6th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no. Just wear a badge saying ich bin ein Englander then they know which language to scream at instruct you in. Much less hassle. (Although German is a great language if you want to learn for the sake of it. Any language with the word gummibaum in it just has to be!)
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: January 6th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ich habe schwien gehaubt!

I think that's right, anyway it means something to Berliners.
ruana1 From: ruana1 Date: January 6th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rule of thumb, imparted to me by my A-level teacher:

If your throat's not sore after half an hour, you're not pronouncing it correctly.
From: digital_deviant Date: January 6th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Frankly, if you even have a throat left, you're not really trying.
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: January 6th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did German A level and one of my best friends is German... but I can't really speak or remember much of it now! Well, I can understand some words, say a few super stupid dumb sentences, but that's all. Schnell is faster isn't it? Or something like that.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 6th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Schnell, schnell, hande hoch! Achtung!
kissmeforlonger From: kissmeforlonger Date: January 6th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know how to ask for a beer, tell someone I like their leather trousers and then say, get 'em off. I guess that could be handy...
From: sublimecontessa Date: January 7th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I just got done looking at your concert pictures and they're AWESOME. I'm also quite jealous that you've gotten to see A23 and Skinny Puppy live. :P
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 7th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Cheers :-) A23 seem to play over here quite a bit, but the coups were Skinny Puppy and KMFDM who both haven't played here for a while (15 years or something daft with Skinny Puppy).

If you're interested in prints I can sort those out, but the strong GBP/weak USD might make them seem expensive.
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