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April 28, 2013


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German lesson number two!:3 - Polite talking

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 28, 2013, 8:12 AM

Hello there!;///;

I never expected this journal would become so popular.O///O
So I decided to make another one to help you!:3

Let's start. :iconteatimeplz:

In english, everybody is usually 'you'.
In germany, you have to address people as 'Sie' when they become adults. It's polite, and if you don't do it you seem very rude. There are two ways of 'Sie' in german. One is the feminine sie. This one is used for females. "Sie spielt draußen" - "She is playing outside."
And there is the other Sie, the one I just told you about.
The femine sie is written without a capital letter, the polite sie is written with a capital S - Sie. The polite sie can be used for both, female and male.

Some expample sentence with 'Sie':

Do you know where I can find the toilet? - Wissen Sie , wo die Toillete ist? [ Wisan se wow de towletah ist?] <- this one will be used, if you ask an adult stranger.
You would use this one instead, if the stranger would be a child: Weißt du, wo die Toilette ist? - The english translation is just the same as the polite one. [Waist do wow de towletah ist?]

Mister is 'Herr' in german and Misses is 'Frau'.
Miss was 'Fräulein' - but nobody uses it anymore.

Some example sentence with Herr/Frau:

"Herr Meier, wie geht es ihnen?" - Mister Meyer, how are you? - Harr Mayer, wee gayht as ehnan?

And there we meet the second polite way to address adults. It has to be used, if you use 'Sie'.
I'm talking about ihnen.
It can be used for both genders, female and male.
If you make a sentece with 'Sie' and ask a question, you need to use the 'ihnen'.

Now we come to he next example.

"Frau Meier, Ich hoffe, dass es ihrem Sohn besser geht." - Misses Meyer, I hope your son is feeling better.

This is a passive sentence, the son is the object.
And the object is addressed as 'ihrem' if you want to be polite.
This one can't be used for both genders.
'Ihrem' is used for males - just like the son.
'Ihrer' is used for females.
So, if Misses Meyers child would be a girl, the sentence would be like this:
"Frau Meier, ich hoffe, dass es ihrer Tochter besser geht." - Misses Meyer, I hope your daughter is feeling better.


Learn those words, and how you can use them:

Danke - thank you [Dankey]
Bitte - you're welcome [Betah] (If used to say 'no problem)
Bitte! - Please! [Betah] (If used to beg)

That's it for today!^w^

If you have any further question just ask~ :iconbaibaiplz:

German lesson number one: Want to learn some german?:3 - The basicsHello there!^w^
I was I thought, since a lot of people seem to like Germany, I would like to share some germans words with you!:3
First, in germany exist three 'articles'. In the english language is only one, 'the'.
In germany the articles are 'Die' (feminine), 'Der' (masculine) and 'Das', neutral.
A lot of those articles don't make sense for the words there are used to..xD (For example it is: 'Die' Sonne (the Sun). But actually the Sun is a thing, and not feminine. ) This will be very confusing to learn. ;  ;
So I will teach you some basics, and how you pronounce it. :3
Guten Morgen - Good morning [Gootan Morgan]
Guten Abend - Good evening [Gootan Ahband]
Wie geht es dir? - How are you? [Wee gayht es dihr?]
Mir geht es gut! - I'm fine! [Meer gayht es goht]
Mir geht es nicht so gut. - I don't feel very good. [Meer gayht es nisht/nicht sow goht.]
And there comes the CH (nicht.) I noticed this is very, very difficult to pronounce for people outside germany. But german people c

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AngelicHellraiser Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
PenguRin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Danke, for the lesson! :iconbowplz:
faerismoka Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, Minto! :love:
ShiroIri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Danke! ;)
Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PS, how do you say "No thank you?"
Luumies Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
"Nein, Danke." :)
ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thanks.
Sumomi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool ' u '
Muchas gracias~
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