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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Xtremevillan, Jul 15, 2008.
Ask me anything, but I prolly can't respond.
Good for you
Tip: Talk to Germans, alot. It really helps you understand the language better versus just learning out of a book.
We usually have german sessions in the 100k thread every morning
Don't be afraid to stop by.
I am, but the problem is the only German person is out until next week. Pronunciation through Rosetta Stone goes so far.
DISCLAIMER: I emailed my school's German Professor and he gave me the name of the book, of which I will buy in September. But for now, Rosetta Stone works perfectly.
You serious? I just went past numbers and simple time references to asking the most simple questions. Doubt I'd get anything here...
Es ist funf Uhr.
Ist das Auto weiB? Das Auto ist nischt weiB. Das Auto ist gelb.
Eleven and twelve are not mentioned. Must be a different word. Friend told me eleven was elf.
Sagen sie, " Vier trinken su viel!" Ich habe bier gern! Dunkles, bitte!
(Popsyche Deutsch, spelling may be off, but tried in many bars successfully!)
My pronunciation is not that good either.
Eleven = Elf
Twelve = Zwoelf
Also, the "oe" is an umlauted "o"
I know a z is pronounced with a "ts", so would it be "tsvo-elf"?
It sounds like "zstwolf"
Z is "tszet"
Oops, dreizehn...is zehn pronounced "tsane"?
zstwolf? I thought w was v, z was ts...
Yes, zehn is "tsane"
And, yes in German W is "vey" or just a v sound
but I was telling you how to pronounce it using English phonetics.
Ah, ah...see this is why learning shit online is tricky. So to say twelve,Zwoelf, would be "tsvolf"?
Pretty much, although confusingly there is a "w" (english phonetics) sound in the word Zwoelf when you say it, but there's still the "v" sound, it's kinda weird.
Learning online is not the way to go, you need to have conversations with Germans to really grasp the language IMO
Correct, but I'm out of that for a week, on top of which I will be doing a book (no voice) and Rosetta Stone (vocals, but computer speakers...)
Danke and bitte means thanks and welcome, yet I can't grasp a proper pronunciation, oh well...more Stone needed.
Rosetta Stone is apparently very good, but I haven't used it.
It probably teaches you "high German" which is like the "Queens English" in comparison, one of the toughest things you'll encounter are the MANY different dialects in Germany, and I don't feel any program will be able to get you that kind of experience and exposure.
For example, my exchange partners family lives in Friedrichroda, Thueringen, and I can understand them very well, they speak more of the "high German", but her grandparents are from another area a few miles away, and they have a very strange dialect, I could understand them, but it was more difficult.
It really is, man. If you're just wanting to get your point across (For example, there's soemthing like "Ein sind drei Teller. Ein Teller ist orange, einer ist blau, und einer ist gelb".
Einer made me go :\ but I figure it's some vocab thing I haven't learned.
A really fun and weird word is "Quatsch"
It's kind of slang as I understand, meaning sort of... "crap" or "shit" or "oh hamburgers!" in that kind of sense.
"Meine flasche ist leer, quatsch!"
But here's the weirdness......it's pronounced "qwatsch" (german phonetics)
Hm. I like that one. That'd be cool to say once I got the full pronunciation!
"kuhvahtch" (english phonetics)
Kind of...but the "kuh" is weak.
Hm. I'm not sure what else to learn, I'll go further tomorrow night.