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Postby moonlyrics » Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 am

studied french and german in school..... now rusty back to beginner.

not sure if I should ramp up those languages... it should be pretty quick to B2... or if I want to start another one like greek.....

***LANGUAGE DECISION UPLOADING***
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Postby moonlyrics » Wed May 29, 2019 9:59 am

GERMAN..... A2 is available september, october, november, december.

2 hours. $140.

go for that because better to get a smaller goal done than a bigger goal.... ahh not done.

not worried about passing A2 with a bit of study because I used to be at intermediate level. also have done german immersion several times.... so it should come back pretty fast. I'm going to study 4000 words with a frequency dictionary. A2 is only 1000 words, but ramping up for B2 as well. before I get my frequency dictionary.... I'll read celeb gossip in german.... :)

A1.... 500 word vocabulary
A2.... 1000
B1.... 2000
B2.... 4000
C1.... 8000
C2.... 16000
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Postby moonlyrics » Wed May 29, 2019 5:22 pm

ok-magazin.de for gossip.... although I was reading summer recipes there. it's still vocabulary.

vocabulary frequency set of 2 books.... 2500 words & 2501-5000 words.

that's up to B2 vocabulary with both books. I didn't order the first book yet because there is so much rain in my town. I'm going to wait for delivery on a predicted sunny day....

also planning for october to be my A2 test date.
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Postby moonlyrics » Thu May 30, 2019 2:42 am

bfu.goethe.de website has practice tests.

took practice A2 reading comprehension.

scored 100% on the first section (Teil 1)

A2 in october is a realistic goal or earlier.

maybe it's too easy, but I want basic success now and B2 next year.
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Re: Moonlyrics Log

Postby moonlyrics » Fri May 31, 2019 8:56 am

source: https://www.ok-magazin.de/lifestyle/rei ... 49903.html

***Rough Translation***

underlined words I don't know yet.

yes, I will look them up after contextual guess.

Welcher Luxusurlaub passt zu mir?

Which luxury vacation pleases me?

Im Grunde ist alles eine Frage der persönlichen Vorlieben.

Essentially it is all a question of personal *preference.*

Die einen wollen sich an einem Strand verwöhnt lassen und in der Ruhe entspannen.

Some want to *lounge* on a beach and quietly *relax.*

Andere zieht es in ferne Länder, die sie schon lange mit den eigenen Augen erkunden wollten.

Others' *goal* is to see a faraway land that they have long wanted to *experience* with their own eyes.

Besonders beliebt sind Kreuzfahrten, auf denen Dutzende von Angestellten die Gäste rundum verwöhnen.

Especially loved is yachting on which *dozens* of guests from *other places* *live* around you.

Alles was das Herz begehrt, findet sich in den Angeboten, die Reisenden müssen sich um nichts sorgen.

Everything that the heart *desires*, you will find *allowed*, travelers must not worry about anything.

Ruhig und elegant geht die Reise von einem sehenswerten Ort zum anderen.

Peaceful and elegant trip going from one *worthy* (see-worthy) destination to another.

Die Zeit dazwischen können die Urlaubsgäste mit kurzweiligen Veranstaltungen, Gesprächen und ruhigen Stunden an Deck überbrücken.

The time between vacation guests can *pause* to *promenade?* talk and *relax* for quiet hours on deck.

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what I learned from this exercise..... I need better vocabulary especially verbs!

Unknown Word List

* Vorlieben: preferences (guess: preference)
* verwöhnt lassen: allow to be spoiled (lounge)
* entspannen: relax (relax)
* zieht: attract (goal)
* erkunden: explore (experience)
* Dutzende: dozens (dozens)
* Angestellten: salaried (other places)
* verwöhnen: spoil (live... umm wohnen?)
* begehrt: popular (desires)
* Angeboten: offered (allowed)
* sehenswerten: worth seeing (worthy)
* kurzweiligen: entertaining (pause... a short while?)
* Veranstaltungen: events (promenade)
* überbrücken: bridge (relax)

TOTAL: 13 (14 with 2x verwöhnen)

HITS: 4 exact match
SORTA: 3 close idea
MISS: 6 miss the target
Last edited by moonlyrics on Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:47 am, edited 8 times in total.
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Re: Moonlyrics Log

Postby Sahmilat » Fri May 31, 2019 4:41 pm

What are the frequency books you're planning to use? My vocab is a little behind and I've been looking for a volume that has something like 2500-5000th most frequent words so I can make sure I know them.

Good luck on the A2 test! I considered going for the B2 test this year but I'm probably going to study abroad in Germany in the next two years so I think I'll delay paying $100+ for the test until after that.
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Postby moonlyrics » Fri May 31, 2019 4:59 pm

Book 1: German Frequency Dictionary - Essential Vocabulary: 2500 Most Common German Words (German-English) Paperback – April 18, 2019
by MostUsedWords (Author), Iva Simunkova (Editor)

Book 2: German Frequency Dictionary - Intermediate Vocabulary: 2501-5000 Most Common German Words (German-English) Paperback – May 17, 2019
by MostUsedWords (Author), Iva Simunkova (Author)

right now each is $29.95 on amazon.

some frequency dictionaries have typeface problems where the letter i looks like an l. weil would look like well. not sure if these books have that problem because no reviews yet. I definitely need to ramp up my vocabulary though. I have the chegg app and plan to make vocabulary flashcard decks, too.
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Postby aravinda » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:55 am

Sahmilat wrote:... My vocab is a little behind and I've been looking for a volume that has something like 2500-5000th most frequent words so I can make sure I know them...

A Frequency Dictionary of German
Core Vocabulary for Learners, 2nd Edition
By Erwin Tschirner, Jupp Möhring
https://www.routledge.com/A-Frequency-D ... 1138659780
I haven't used this myself but am wondering if I should buy it. This is the updated, second edition which will be out in October.
This completely updated edition of A Frequency Dictionary of German contains the 5,000 most commonly used words of German today, occurring in a 20 million word corpus (compared to a 4.2 million corpus in the first edition). The basis of the frequency list is a significantly extended version of the Herder/BYU Corpus of Contemporary German. The Dictionary contains spoken and written German, and represents different genres, text types, registers, styles, and also regional varieties.

The corpus is designed to represent the current German language as it is used in real world. Useful as a reference for students and course designers alike, A Frequency Dictionary of German is an important new resource.
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Postby moonlyrics » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 am

aravinda wrote:I haven't used this myself but am wondering if I should buy it. This is the updated, second edition which will be out in October.


I have the french version. It's good not great. I liked it though. the typeface problem of letter "i vs l" was moderate... the words were legible, but could have been clearer. the funny thing is that I didn't look at most of the book because the organization of a frequency list (1-5000) is kinda random.

luckily, there was a second section of the book that organized the 5000 words by type.... adverbs, nouns, verbs, etc. those are the study lists I used. also I went through the lists and marked off every 10 words with a pen mark, so it was easier to keep place. color coded the top of each page with a highlighter depending on word type. then flipping through the lists.... blue was nouns, green was adjectives, orange was verbs.... it's just easier to navigate the book with some color instead of a big block of text. made chegg decks (app flashcards) and added pictures... not pictures of the words rather nail art pictures as a memory anchor. (I'm female with a nail polish hobby).... this was all last year.

I stopped because of my personal life. biggest problem in life is being around the wrong people! now that's sorted out.... I decided to go with german instead of french this year because my level had been higher. I took german literature classes in college which were taught completely in german, so I was at an intermediate level.

the french dictionary I used.... cost is around $36.

A Frequency Dictionary of French (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) Paperback – April 30, 2009
by Deryle Lonsdale (Author), Yvon Le Bras (Author)

edit: looking at the german book link, list in bold is the only section I used in the french version.

Table of Contents
Thematic vocabulary lists
Series preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction to the 2nd edition
Frequency index
Alphabetical index
Part of speech index
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2019 October: German A2... das wäre super

τί πρότερον γεγόνοι, νὺξ ἢ ἡμέρα; νύξ, μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ πρότερον.
Which is older, day or night? Night is the older, by one day.

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Postby aravinda » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:51 pm

Thank you for that detailed post, moonlyrics!
Actually, when I posted my comment, I hadn’t seen your reply to Sahmilat.

If you’re looking for a thematic vocabulary there is this one with some 4000 words with downloadable audio files:
Langenscheidt Grundwortschatz Deutsch als Fremdsprache
https://www.amazon.de/Langenscheidt-Gru ... PCC4AT0HEX

The same vocabulary book is also available as a 2-in-1 vocabulary plus grammar book:
Langenscheidt Deutsch - alles drin! - Basiswissen Deutsch in einem Band: Wortschatz und Grammatik - nachschlagen, lernen und üben
https://www.amazon.de/Langenscheidt-Deu ... way&sr=8-1

It is bigger in format but I don't think it comes with a code to download the audio.
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