Mein Deutsch-Blog

derpsycho sagte: Bist du Amerikaner oder kommst aus einem Land mit Englisch als Muttersprache? Are u american or come from a land with english as mother tongue? (Sry if there are any fails in grmmar or anyway. I'm not american and my english is not really good ;)

Ja, ich bin Amerikanerin. :) Bist du Deutscher?

linguisten:

mypling:

mypling:

Series: Put it in the lexicon

… but with which gender?!?!

ICH sage “die App”!

Was ist das Genus von “App”? “Die” oder “Das”? Was sagt ihr? Kennt ihr andere Wörter mit variablem Genus?

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@linguisten hat gesagt: Parsing error. (Mein O2) App. Das O2, die App. ;-)

Answer: You are right!! [Mein-O2]-[App] and not [Mein]-[[O2]-[App]]… but I will not through away my theory just because of some not working data! x-D

Well, according to DUDEN it is variable after all.

wikitongues:

This week’s Weekly Tongue is Bavarian!

The video above isn’t ours and features some daily vocabulary. If you speak Bavarian, feel free to send us a video! You can find out more on www.wikitongues.org

Bavarian is an Indo-European Germanic language spoken in Austria, Bavaria in Germany and South Tyrol in Italy. A 2005 census counted 13 million Bavarian speakers. There are three dialects, namely Northern Bavarian, Central Bavarian and Southern Bavarian. 

You can read more about Bavarian grammar on Wikipedia. 

According to Omniglot, “Bavarian is mainly used as a spoken language and is rarely used in writing. Instead Standard German, which is known as Schriffdeutsch (written German), is used. There is no standard way of writing Bavarian and it is not taught in schools.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavarian_language

Here is a great website for more information on Bavaria, Bavarian language and culture and Bavarians! http://www.bavaria.by/language-germany-bavarian

Here’s a forum discussing Bavarian phrases. http://www.toytowngermany.com/lofi/index.php/t22066.html

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lavidapoliglota:

one language-learning milestone we don’t talk about often enough is coming across words in your target language that are spelt/pronounced similarly to words in your native language, and not instantly assuming it means the same thing

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officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

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You can’t interrupt a German

2types:

Think about it. If they’re not going to tell you the verb until the end of the sentence, you don’t know enough about what they will have said until they’ve finished. Cunning!

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foreignerongermansoil:

Excerpt from Kató Lomb’s “Polyglot: How I Learn Languages”

foreignerongermansoil:

Excerpt from Kató Lomb’s “Polyglot: How I Learn Languages”

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hachijuuroku:

Learn a language now, while you’re young. The younger you are the easier it will be to acquire a new language. The older you get, the harder it becomes.

Learn one now while it’s still as easy for you as it is. Language learning can be a highly intellectual and enriching experience, and I only wish more Americans thought the same way I do.

I shudder to think of a world of monoglots.

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thatswhywelovegermany:

das Heim = home
das Weh (dated) = woe, ache, bale

thatswhywelovegermany:

  • das Heim = home
  • das Weh (dated) = woe, ache, bale

(Quelle: wordsingerman)