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Want to learn some german?:3 - The basics

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:33 PM



Hello 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 can't pronounce the th, haha.xD A lot of people use s instead. You need to practice, just like us germans the th.
You can make the ch sound with your throat. It's similiar to a cat, when it's angry, the hiss.:3
You have to press your molars a bit on your tounge and then let air go out. It takes a lot of practice, but you will be able to do it one day!:3 If not, you can still use 'sh' instead of ch then.

Let us go on!:3

Ich liebe dich - I love you [Ich/ish leebe deech/deesh]
Ich hab dich lieb - I like you [Ich/ish hahb deech/deesh leb]
Ich mag dich nicht - I don't like you [Ich/ish mahg deech/deesh nicht.]

Wo ist die bitte die Toilette? - Where is the toilet, please? [Woh ist beeteh deh towletah?]

If you have any more words you would like to know, just ask.:3 If you have other questions, ask too!

German lesson number two: German lesson number two!:3 - Polite talkingHello 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?]




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8AmyEmo8 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THANK YOU ;;
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Menmy Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I learn new languages ​​very easily, I think this will be a start for me ! ;v;
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BLEEDFan95 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh now you'll be my sensei :heart: you teach better than my teachers that are supposed to be good xD
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ShootingStarBlue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Danke MintoRin. I finally found a teacher (online), but is a teacher. I came 5 times in Berlin, I never learned even a complete sentence. ^w^
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xxRui-Kagenexx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol this helped!

danke
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TouroNegro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gawd, this is very useful since I'm trying to learn german by myself!:la:
Danke!
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PenguRin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thanks for the quick lesson! :3
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Cheriin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already learn German at school. =w= )b
But I totally suck at it, for my last German test I got a 5 OTL
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the basic German! :la:
What's the German for:
Obnoxious?
Selfish?
Sweet?
May I hug you?
:la:
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Luumies Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Oh dear!:3

Sorry for the late reply!> w <

Unausstehlich
Süß
Egoistisch
Darf ich dich umarmen?

I hope that's all! ^ w ^
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faerismoka Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Minto~ *v*
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samiechan123 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I always wanted to learn german! Thanks for sharing :D
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SoundOfTheAngel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Yaya! Always wanted to learn German! Alongside Russian, Spanish and Japanese lol
I can read in Spanish and Korean, Japanese romaji (actually anyone can lol) and French (three years in school, and I still suck in French. French is so hard ><)
And I speak English fluently (though it's not my native language XD)
And I'm very good with accents too :)
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you can actually be proud of your skills... For me it's hard to learn everything - 'cause I learn in a abstract way - and it's hard to receive the information that way I can handle it.
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SoundOfTheAngel Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I'm not haha.
I suck at languages. I'm only good at accents and reading things I don't understand.
I know English only because I have been taking English lessons for five years. This is the only language in which my accent sounds weird.
But any other language I try to learn by my own, I jut forget them. Lol.
There's nothing to be proud of. Haha.
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Mangosteen-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No need :3 I'm not a fast learner x3
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FallingFlowers Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Just wondering, When did you start learing english? did you learn it in school?

This is so cool that you made this. My mom's dad is German and so she took a German class. She said that it was not a veyr good class and they didn't learn anythign useful XD SHe said the one thing she remembered was how to say "Warum bist du so blass?"/ "why are you so pale?" MAkes me wonder why they would teach you that sentence XD
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Luumies Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Oh, sorry for the late reply!; w ;

We german people learn english in class, the most
start in the second grade.3
Hahaaha, that's a funny sentence.XD
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FallingFlowers Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That's cool. I wish I knew two languages....
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waraulol Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do wish to relearning German after so long. XD
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Ninjacat234 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And then you have all the cases....
And the prepositions..... and their cases.....
And different tenses....
And helping verbs....
And modals.....

And I'm learning German in school....
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Sumomi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Waah some things in german are really difficult ; u ; like the CH
but it's funny ' u ' it's like in spanish, other people that doesn't speak it as a 1st language doesn't know how to pronounce the Ñ sometimes or how to tell the difference between the sound of 'LL' and the 'Y' > u <
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Kikomazumi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love German c: imma start taking German soon just because of rammstein and oopmh! (German bands)
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you understand 'Rammstein's lyrics once, you might not like 'em anymore XD
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Kuhn-san Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've actually wanted to learn German, (sense I have a German friend) but never got around to it. XD
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha this is so cute.
(:
I'm learning German at school. I'm in German 3, haha.
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Fyne-Q Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I learn German at school... And I'm still not 'brave' enough to talk in German with others XDDD
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Insane-Black Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich habe vier Jahre gebraucht um es zu lernen :XD:
Eine wirklich schöne Sprache >w<
Ich hoffe ich komme irgendwann mal nach Deutschland!
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... warum schöne Sprache - sie ist im wesentlich praktisch, aber nicht rational (wie hier beschrieben - die Artikeln). Zwar präzise, jedoch genauso schwierig, nicht mit/ohne ein Komma genau Gegensätzliches auszudrücken.

Das, was Deutsch zu einer 'schönen' Sprache macht sind die Akzente. So viele davon, viele davon sind witzig anzuhören... und das Beste... sie bauen auf einander auf - also wenn man den 'schlimmsten' Akzent spricht, versteht man die anderen Ebenfalls - jedoch nicht umgekehrt. Deshalb kann man selbst im eigenem Umfeld (von paar Kilometern, das genügt schon) schon eine 'Geheimsprache' sprechen.

If it's not comfortable enough for your understanding, I'll not hesitate to retype it.
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Insane-Black Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nein, ich habe schon verstanden.
Wie gesagt habe ich Deutsch gelernt und verstehe jedes Wort wie meine eigene Muttersprache.
Ich finde jeder hat ein anderes Bild davon, was man schön an dieser Sprache findet.
Viele Japaner wie ich lernen Deutsch nicht aus dem Grund das es verschiedene 'Akzente' gibt.
Es hat etwas mit unserer Geschichte zutun und das es schön klingt ist meist nur nebensächlich. :)
Für uns Japaner ist Deutschland nämlich ein Vorbild!
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha... warum DAS denn... Deutschland ein Vorbild ( - ich sag's vorweg, bevor sich das zu Desinteresse deinerseits entwickelt, kommentiere/antworte erst gar nicht weiter)

würde mich eiskalt interessieren - bin ja sowieso nicht ganz so verschwiegen... und mir kribbelt's schon überall... Deutsch sprechender Japaner... Fragen über fragen und Möglichkeiten über Möglichkeiten türmen sich auf in meinem Kopf.

Wäre es Dir... von Interesse...

... als 'Reverenz' für mein - vor kurzem begonnenes - Japanisch zu sein?
... ein Kultur-'Chat' zu führen, da ich wie ein wahnsinniger jeden einheimischen Ausländer über deren Sichten & Erfahrung reden will.

Auch wenn das alles sehr einseitig für meine 'Vorteile' spricht.
Wenn ich wo aushelfen kann, werde ich es höchstwahrscheinlich mit Freuden.
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JayMutt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
the phrase "Ich liebe dich" was the first one i ever learned to say xP
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choli-adopts Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Same here xD
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JayMutt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Guten Tag~
i already know a little bit myself but now i shall add to my vocabulary :D
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Insenence Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Ahh, der, die und das. Die sind eine meiner Schwächen. ;u; Ich lerne Deutsch seit 2 Jahren und bin auch seit so lange hier in Deutschland. Ist zwar eine schöne Sprache aber irgendwie anstrengend zu lernen hehe. Aber ich kann schon sehen das ich gute Ergebnisse schon habe weil, als ich hier gekommen bin habe ich kein einzige Wort gewusst. xD
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Insane-Black Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dein Deutsch klingt ziemlich gut :)
Ich konnte sogut deutsch wie du erst nach 3-4 Jahren :XD:
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otasatic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Das ist eine schöne Idee von dir. ;w;
Ich komm mir vor, als könnte ich grad selber kein Deutsch mehr sprechen. XD
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stormilove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich spreche der Deutsch. xD
German class is amazing~ Haha.
My German teacher also told us that the 'ch' noise sounds like an angry cat xD And I can happily say I've perfected the noise, haha~
I'm still pretty bad at sentence structure though~
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha... 'like an angry cat'... and how about the sp, st, ß, ie, ä, ö and ü -'s? Are they hard as well?
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stormilove Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, they aren't that hard when you get used to it. ^^
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ImStellaNovaLuna Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's very nice of you! <3 Part of my family lives in Germany.
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DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich spreche deutsch ^^ Ich bin von der Niederlanden und wir lernen das am schule ^^

wait, was that correct? I forgot alot, lol
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and i forgot:
you can also say; wir lernen das in der Schule...


"in der Schule" have more current nuance... like a chat with you long-not-seen cousin and he asks "Do you learn german already=?" and when the current grade is your very first grade where you have the subject, than it will be more suitable, since he know that you are in a school where german is taught, but not the grade where it starts.


it means exactly the same, but the "an der Schule" is more passive and/or general- the subject is 'highlighted'.
in the example cousin, it would be a dialog like that.
"You ever wanted to speak german, should I teach you?"
"Wir lernen das an der Schule" - this response say that you have German as subject anyways'' and in this situation this answer would be a bit mean.
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DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost...
wir lernen das an der Schule.

And to be correct, the Netherlands are at the third case, which means that it's not
von der Niederlanden
But
von den Niederlanden

But this would be a small issue... articles are pretty fine understandable for germans - except when it comes to singular and plural... Onkel (Uncle) plural is Onkel.

That means,
S: der Onkel
P: die Onkel

... and so jus the verb-form and the article (and depends on the sentence other parts) display the amount of uncles.
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DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.... I'm so bad at German xD even worse than I thought...
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
German is a shitty language.
That's why I stopped to improve at German and now focusing on Japanese and Spanish... Mandarin would be nice too, but let's see how is it going :D

And I love Dutch, it sounds so odd - a mixture of weird sounds, english and german :D
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DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to focus on Korean, but fail again and again xD
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why korean :?
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DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the question is: why not? One day I'm gonna live there. Once I'm rich xD
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