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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.

Homework:

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 bored...so 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
Danke~;)
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PenguRin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Danke, for the lesson! :iconbowplz:
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, Minto! :love:
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Danke! ;)
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Bitte!:)
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ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PS, how do you say "No thank you?"
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Luumies Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
"Nein, Danke." :)
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ElektraSnibson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thanks.
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Sumomi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool ' u '
Muchas gracias~
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kmk98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Danke schön ;3
apropos, in russian language we have words as "sie" and "du" , too.
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CorDaiZee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful ^^ I want to learn more now :woohoo:
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Darkspysrival Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Cool!
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Sabina-R Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you help me translate this sentences?
1 In our school, there is no school exchanges.
2 In our school we have a club of English
3 Club is held at 18 each week
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Of course!:3

1. An unserer Schule gibt es keine Austauschschüler.
2. An unser Schule haben wir einen englisch Club.
3. (I'm not sure what you meant with this one? ; w ;)
If you mean at 18 a clock it's:
Der Club beginnt jede Woche um 18 uhr.
If you meant how often it is, it's:
Der Club tritt sich 18 mal in der Woche.
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Sabina-R Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke ;-;
But, it is:
1. An unserer Schule
And then:
2. An unser Schule
Is it correct?
Wtf I'm doing... youre native language is German ;^;
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
It can be used both.:3
Unserer sounds better 'though.:3
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Sabina-R Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankiees :iconcraiplz:
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
No problem dear!:3
If you have any further questions just ask!
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Glycyrrhizicacid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Awhh tis is a really cute idea >W<
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thank you!;///;
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Goka1999 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeyy next lesson XD Hehe, I have already knew it. Wow, I know more than I think XD Ich möchte talk with somebody in German and understand everything Ich weise nicht say this XD
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Aww, you are so cute!:3

It would be:
Ich möchte mit jemanden deutsch sprechen
und alles verstehen. Ich weiß nicht, wie ich das sagen soll!
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Goka1999 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I-I? Cute? Why? XDD

Haha, I can understand it if saomeone will write this, but write no T-T Thanks for help! :dummy:
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Emilyh148 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wie geht es ihnen Frau?

hope i did that right XP thank 4 the lesson :D
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That was right!:3
You just need to the name behind the 'Frau'.
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Emilyh148 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay :D

wie geht es ihnen Frau MintoRin?

Hows that? :D
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That was just perfect!:3 *claps*
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Emilyh148 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :clap: I can speak a bitta German :squee: all t'anks to u :iconglompglompplz:
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SoundOfTheAngel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Cool! Trying it!

By the way, the "W" in German is pronounced like the "V" in English, right?
And how is the "ß" being pronounced?
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Exactly, dear!:3

ß is just like the s, but it's usually much sharper
prnounced. (That's why it's called 'sharp s'.)
It's pronounced like the s in the word 'CakeS'.
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Artemisic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Like 2 ss's

draußen --> draussen
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AngelySugar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh oh oh oh, how do you say "Miss W, can I go get my books out of my locker?"
Because I always forget my books for German class and then my teacher is all like; "Say it in German and you may go"." But I don't know how to say it :iconcraiplz:
And then I end up doing nothing because I don't have my boos ewe
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
"Frau W, kann ich gehen und die Bücher aus meinem Spind holen?"

; w ; I hope I could help.
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AngelySugar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Danke ;3
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Yomiemegane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thaaanks~~! owo Now i can learn german~~ ! <3 tough in my school german class is....<w<"""""""
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Kuhn-san Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, thanks Minto!
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Luumies Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
It's no problem!:3
I'm glad I could help!
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