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Re: German group

Postby Doitsujin » Sun May 16, 2021 10:04 am

tungemål wrote:Interesting that all these words for "woman" are neuter:
das Weib
das Mädel
das Fräulein
Dazu passt das Essay "The Awful German Language" von Mark Twain.
Mark Twain wrote:Every noun has a gender, and there is no sense or system in distribution; so the gender of each must be learned separately and by heart. There is no other way. To do this one has to have a memory like a memorandum-book. In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl.
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Fri May 28, 2021 10:36 pm

https://oberland-gschichtn.de/blog/2021/

Learn French without stress - it works!

Ohne Stress Französisch lerna – des geht!

Französisch?!
vo dem wos i domois in da Schui g’lernt hob war nimma vui do…

aba bloss koan Stress –
des is genau des wos i g’suacht hob – und i hob lang im Internet/VHS usw. g’suacht

Es gibt a Lernmethode nochm Dr.Stephen Krashen aus den USA und da Dr.Beniko Mason aus Japan de fia mi perfekt is:
Sprachen lerna wia de kloana Kinda – de paukn á net Vokabln und Grammatik,
sondern de härn einfach zua und schaung hi
und wenn’s gnua g’härt und g’seng hom dann fangans ò zum redn – und härn nimma auf…
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:35 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A8sS5-p18I
THE GERMAN YOU’LL NEVER LEARN (until you talk to a German)
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:40 pm

HEISE's Telepolis online magazine has a good TTS-voice and translation function

https://www.heise.de/news/Biontech-Pfiz ... 32980.html

First click on the loudspeaker symbol (top right) to start the "Vorlesen, Wörterbuch and Übersetzung" functions

Once translated from German into another language, it can also read out the translation, which can be slowed down.
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:51 pm

The use of "du" and "Sie" in German

Das Anredesystem des Deutschen–Duzen und Siezen–

http://www.carstensinner.de/Lehre/spani ... tschen.pdf
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:20 pm

Here is a forerunner of the "Language Transfer" series from 1900. It's a short introduction into German for Lithuanians ("preußische und russische Littauer, sowie Szameiten"). It's in dialogue form, we have a teacher (Mokytojis) and his pupil Jons.

Christoph Jurkschat: Kurze deutsche Grammatik oder Sprachlehre für preußische und russische Littauer, sowie Szameiten zum rechten Erlernen der deutschen Sprache. Tilsit 1900

Triumpa Wokiecziu Grammatika arba Kalbmokslis Lietuwininkams, Lietuviams ir Zemaicziams ant tobulo Pasimokinimo wokiszkosios Kalbos

https://www.epaveldas.lt/vbspi/biRecord ... rdId=35001
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:25 am

TV report on the aftermath of the floods in Germany, subtitled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUpgiyqRimk

Wer zahlt? Und wer ist schuld? - Die Aufarbeitung der Flut | SPIEGEL TV
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:21 pm

Interview in Swiss German with the professor who proved the repeated withdrawal of glaciers, supposedly under the influence of the sun not CO2 growth.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB07t32JwcA

Dass die Gletscher schmelzen ist nichts Neues. Christian Schlüchter zu Gast bei Reto Brennwald

The fact that glaciers are melting is nothing new. Christian Schlüchter as a guest of Reto Brennwald

The fact that glaciers are melting is nothing new, on the contrary. In the last 11,000 years they were often smaller than today. With this finding, the former professor of geology is at odds with the current view of man-made climate change. The reactions are correspondingly sharp. Climate scientists complain that Schlüchter's analyses are dubious and not scientific. But Christian Schlüchter has good arguments. For years he has been collecting wood from trees that grew under glaciers. These finds show that over the last 11,000 years there have always been forests where there are glaciers today. And from the early Roman period, when Hannibal crossed the Alps, there are no travel reports that mention the "eternal ice". Schlüchter does not deny that humans and CO2 emissions have an influence on warming. But he criticises the current climate models and insists that the connections are more complex than assumed.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


Dass die Gletscher schmelzen ist nichts Neues, im Gegenteil. In den letzten 11’000 Jahren waren sie oft kleiner als heute. Mit dieser Erkenntnis steht der ehemalige Professor für Geologie quer zur heutigen Auffassung des menschengemachten Klimawandels. Entsprechend scharf sind die Reaktionen. Unseriös und nicht wissenschaftlich seien Schlüchters Analysen, moniert die Klimawissenschaft. Doch Christian Schlüchter hat gute Argumente. Seit Jahren trägt er Holz zusammen, dass von Bäumen stammt, die unter Gletschern gewachsen sind. Diese Funde zeigen, dass in den letzten 11’000 Jahren immer wieder Wald stand, wo heute Gletscher liegen. Und aus der frühen Römerzeit, als Hannibal die Alpen überquerte, existieren keine Reiseberichte, die das „ewige Eis“ erwähnen. Schlüchter verneint nicht, dass der Mensch und der CO2-Ausstoss einen Einfluss auf die Erwärmung haben. Doch kritisiert er die gängigen Klimamodelle und insistiert, dass die Zusammenhänge komplexer sind, als angenommen.


There is another video in which Prof. Schlüchter addresses a German audience in Hochdeutsch but with a heavy Swiss accent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7InP45jLsCU
Christian Schlüchter - Klimawandel und Gletscherschmelze in den Alpen
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Re: German group

Postby Stefan » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:03 am

Anyone with experience of Studio [express] and its Studio Express Kompaktkurs Deutsch (A1-B1) textbook by Cornelsen? It's supposedly based on the "Studio 21 method" and is an intensive three level course aimed at motivated and learning-oriented young adults. It claims to take students from A1 to B2 in 300 class hours and comes with textbook, exercise book, audio, and interactive exercises.

https://www.scook.de/blueprint/servlet/ ... 05?preview

I fell for the temptation of joining a university course (A1-A2) and this will be the main material.
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Re: German group

Postby DaveAgain » Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:46 am

A German YouTuber recommended some books for people learning German:
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