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Archive for June, 2009

German Horoscopes Part 2 Posted by on Jun 30, 2009

Krebs (22. Juni -22. Juli) Krebse werden oft mißverstanden. Andere Menschen empfinden sie als zu diktatorisch und zu sarkastisch. Löwe (23. Juli – 22. August) Sie sind sachlich, realistisch und zugleich vorsichtig. Manchmal sind sie auch etwas zu materialistisch und geizig. Jungfrau (23. August – 22. September) Sie sind sehr ordentlich und organisiert. Sie sind…

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German Horoscopes Posted by on Jun 26, 2009

Hopefully you’ll all have fun with this exercise. Today’s post will be about a German (Deutsche) Horoscope (Horoskope). Try and see if you can understand everything. Obviously this is just made up, so don’t take it too seriously if your sign is less than what you desired. Steinbock (22. Dezember – 19. Januar) : Der Steinbock ist…

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Plural Endings Continued Posted by on Jun 17, 2009

For some neuter nouns the plural endings… end in -e : das Jahr (s) = die Jahre (p). Meaning = year/years end in -er : das Kind (s) = die Kinder (p). Meaning = child/children end in an umlaut + er : das Glas (s) = die Gläser (p). Meaning = glass/glasses end in -en …

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Plural Forms in German Posted by on Jun 14, 2009

The plural endings for masculine nouns can take on various endings in the plural form. (s) = singular. (p) = plural. (d) = definition. Some nouns end in -e : der Arm (s) = die Arme (p). (d) = arm/arms Some end in -en : der Junge (s) = die Jungen (p). (d) = boy/boys…

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When to use Articles in German Posted by on Jun 11, 2009

German and English use the articles in similar ways, however there are some exceptions. Just because you see a noun doesn’t mean you should always attach an article in front of it. In German, it’s common to see articles used after a preposition (die Präposition) : in der Nacht (at night) With parts of the body : die…

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O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst Posted by on Jun 8, 2009

Today will be a German literature and music post. O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst is a poem written by the German poet Ferdinand Freiligrath. The composer Franz Liszt was inspired by this poem. The famous Liebesträume (Dreams of Love) No. 3 is the result of reading Ferdinand’s poem. I have a Youtube video so that…

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