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romy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a good question... You would probably just say

"Ich habe ein viertes Kind, mein Hund (=my dog)/meine Katze (=my cat) etc..."

The comma actually is here a kind of speech pause and you would just add the kind of animal you have and maybe his or her name. Wink

Maybe the other Germans know another solution. Any suggestions, ladies???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so you can't say things like 4-footed ..?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh sorry. Yes you can but not together with child. It would sound strange.
4-footed would be 'vierbeinig'. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny in English we can do things like that even if they don't make sense Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you can but it would just sound strange. 4-footed we'd rather use with a word like friend like "Mein vierbeiniger Freund" (My 4-footed friend) but not with child. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah I see:-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wie sagt man- call me when you get there (arrive)

Wenn du ankommst, ruf mich an?

Oder....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can say it like that but I think Germans would put it the other way round.

They'd more like say "Ruf mich an, wenn du ankommst/wenn du da bist." Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"m getting closer Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romy, I've printed your lesson, I'm going to work on it and try to post something.
Your idea is great, thanks ! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to add some words in German and English, that are called "False Friends". Means FF are pairs of words that look or sound alikee in two languages but mean different things.

Sounds alike:
English: ankle
German: Enkel (= grandchild)

English: art
German: Art (=way/manner)

English: brief
German: Brief (=letter)

English: board
German: Bord (= shelf)

English: chef
German: Chef (= boss)

English: dome
German: Dom (= cathedral)

English: eagle
German: Igel (= hedgehog)

English: fast
German: fast (= almost, nearly)

English: formula
German: Formular (= form)

English: handy
German: Handy (=mobile phone)

English: hell
German: hell (= bright)

English: mist
German: Mist (= dung)

English: murder
German: Mörder (= murderer)

English: pickle
German: Pickel (= pimple, spot)

English: photograph
German: Fotograf (= photographer)

English: rock
German: Rock (= skirt)

English: smoking
German: Smoking (= dinner jacket)

English: still
German: still (= silently, quietly)

English: stool
German: Stuhl (= chair)

English: tablet
German: Tablett (= tray)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ich finde es richtig toll, dass ihr hier einen Deutsch Teil habt. Hier brauche ich nicht groß zu überlegen, wenn ich was schreibe.

Ich freu mich auch auf Amerika, war auch noch die da, aber dieses Jahr gehts los.

Nur mal so nebenbei gesagt Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nadine wrote:
Ich finde es richtig toll, dass ihr hier einen Deutsch Teil habt. Hier brauche ich nicht groß zu überlegen, wenn ich was schreibe.

Ich freu mich auch auf Amerika, war auch noch die da, aber dieses Jahr gehts los.

Nur mal so nebenbei gesagt Laughing


Dine, I understand the first part of what you wrote but not the second part?

I find it really great that you have a German section here. Here I don't have to worry so much about what I write. (is that close?) But I'm not sure about the second part. can you translate?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first part is right.

The second part, I say:

I'm looking forward to America. I've never been there before, but the action starts this year.
By the way Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I see I understood the I'm looking forward to America but not the rest
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