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Deinonysus
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Re: German group

Postby Deinonysus » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:27 pm

DaveAgain wrote:I was reading an article about vocabulary size today that stressed the importance of some common verb prefixes.
On the basis of frequency patterns of prefix and particle verbs, this article argued that three prefixes, i.e., be-, er-, and ver- and four particles, i.e., an-, auf-, aus-, and ein- should be introduced and practiced explicitly in first-year German textbooks, including a discussion of how they modify the semantics, aspectual characteristics, and argument structure of the base verb.

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... icle_Verbs

So I did a web search on 'common german prefixes', which produced the Fluent U article below.

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/german-prefixes/

EDIT
Restricting the web search to .ac.uk produced the article below.

http://www.joycep.myweb.port.ac.uk/abin ... ap6-6.html

I totally agree, those prefixes are massive!

Here are a couple of great articles about major prefixes:
https://yourdailygerman.com/german-pref ... nation-be/
https://yourdailygerman.com/german-prefix-ver-meaning/

They use a lot of forced humor so you might love them or hate them, but it's good information either way.
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:17 pm

The Emperor's New Clothes subtitled and audiodescribed
KIKA Channel
https://www.kika.de/sonntagsmaerchen/sendung113746.html
Des Kaisers neue Kleider

Sonntag, 12:00 Uhr

Kaiser Friedhelm, der Fesche, hat bald Geburtstag und nichts anzuziehen. Ihn langweilen all seine teuren und prächtigen Roben. Wen stört es schon, dass seine Untertanen am Hungertuch nagen. Als der junge Jakob beim Kaiser vorspricht, ist dieser entzückt. Doch der Kaiser sei gewarnt: Wer dumm ist oder seines Amtes nicht würdig, für den sind diese Kleider unsichtbar!
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:15 pm

https://www.cbs.mpg.de/schueler-lehrer-portal
Gehirn und Sprache (Brain and Language)
Prof. Angela D. Friederici

Diese Vorlesung wurde im Rahmen des Max-Planck-Tages 2018 für Schüler der 11. und 12. Klassen gehalten. (talk at Max Planck to German grammar school students)
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Re: German group

Postby Mooby » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:03 pm

While watching some Easy German videos, I came across this joke that I hope the Group will appreciate, especially as it's a play on language:

- Two martinis, please.
- Dry?
- Nein, zwei!


[Apologies if you've heard the joke before]
It's things like this that make language learning such fun. I gotta learn German someday!
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Re: German group

Postby gsbod » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 pm

When I opened up my new German dictionary I discovered that the sections for A, X, Y and Z were missing. It just goes from Bad to Wurst.
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Re: German group

Postby DaveAgain » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:24 am

Do any of you use dictionaries/translator widgets in your web browsers?

(Ideally I'd like something to use with Firefox.)
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Re: German group

Postby Deinonysus » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 am

According to Sigmund Freud, what comes between fear and sex?




Fünf.

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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:53 am

Butzkamm's critique of the "German only" approach when teaching German to immigrants. He favours the use of the mother tongue and translation as a vehicle to achieve better results than with the current aproach in Goethe Institute ..etc

http://fremdsprachendidaktik.de/

Der einsprachige Ansatz ist jedoch für Anfänger grundverkehrt und führt bei vielen Teilnehmern zu erheblichen Frustrationen, trotz reich bebilderter Lehrbücher. Denn der sicherste, zuverlässigste und schnellste Einstieg in eine Fremdsprache führt über die Muttersprache, zur Not auch über eine andere, schon erlernte Sprache (z.B. Deutsch nach Englisch als lingua franca des 21. Jahrhunderts). Dem wird entgegen gehalten: Für die vielen unterschiedlichen Herkunftssprachen gibt es keine Sprachbrücke, die Lehrer und Schüler gemeinsam benutzen könnten, oft nicht einmal Wörterbücher.
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Re: German group

Postby DaveAgain » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:03 am

Question for UK residents.

Is there a german language magazine I would be likely to find in a newsagent like WHSmith?
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Re: German group

Postby gsbod » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:11 pm

DaveAgain wrote:Question for UK residents.

Is there a german language magazine I would be likely to find in a newsagent like WHSmith?


It depends on the branch, however my local WHSmith usually stocks Der Spiegel and occasionally Stern.
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