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xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Well?
Any PC members speak German?
I am currently taking the class online (about one week into it).
It'd be nice if I knew anyone else who spoke the language.

Virtual Chatot
February 10th, 2009, 01:20 PM
The only language I know besides English is French, but I'm trying to pick up Hebrew.

Je ne parle pas allemand!

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Hebrew would be interesting to learn.
I want to take Russian and Latin, also.
And perhaps Japanese.

Stronkadonk
February 10th, 2009, 01:22 PM
I am currently not, but I am interested in getting Rosetta Stone and learning.

I am also taking French classes at school, and am contemplating on getting Rosetta Stone for French and Spanish as well.

Eucliffe
February 10th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Je parle francais, allemande, espagnol, anglais et italien. Mais je n'aime pas parle espagnol; c'est horrible!

Too lazy to put in accents, but... XD I'm self-teaching myself Italian, and our school, which was originally FOUNDED in Austria by Rudolf Steiner, doesn't have a German teacher. So I'm stuck with Spanish X_X

No offense to anyone who likes the language. I prefer Italian, German, and French over it though. And I do know it is the second most spoken language in America, but hey, I'm just not big on the language whatsoever.

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 01:26 PM
It's only the second most spoken language because half of the American population jumped the border over here.
-.-

And all we have at my school is Spanish, also.
But I hated that class.
So I'm taking German, a language I am actually interested in.
:D

processr
February 10th, 2009, 01:32 PM
I learnt German for two years at school, and both French and Latin for five. I also know a little Swedish, having been taught a little by my stepmother who lives there, and a little Japanese from a year or so of watching anime.

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Anyone mind helping me out in German, if I need it?
;D

Eucliffe
February 10th, 2009, 01:43 PM
I'd like to, but I couldn't X_X The one year I had it, we really didn't learn too much, unfortunately. But that's 'cause some of the kids had been at that private school for eight years, and they started taking Spanish and German (without a choice) from first grade on, and I only joined in the 8th grade.

And my ancestors are from Germany and Austria XD

.inLOVE
February 10th, 2009, 02:01 PM
I hate German. Learning Japanese and teaching French is my thing ;D

Dark Azelf
February 10th, 2009, 02:20 PM
I know a bit of German since i studied it in school for ~3 years. Although it has been a few year since i have actually studied it so i might be a bit rusty in that regard. However i found/find it alot easier than the other 2 languages i did (Spanish and French).

True Reign
February 10th, 2009, 02:56 PM
I'm taking Spanish right now. I'm not going on to well with it, so I may just stop taking it when I get to high school and start Chinese.

It is always nice to learn the oldest / most spoken language of the world.

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 04:11 PM
-;4348546']I'm taking Spanish right now. I'm not going on to well with it, so I may just stop taking it when I get to high school and start Chinese.

It is always nice to learn the oldest / most spoken language of the world.
Oldest and least spoken?
xD
I want to learn Latin.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
February 10th, 2009, 04:28 PM
I hate French. Or more specifically, I hate my French teacher. He wears a pink bowtie and has a very bad combover ._. don't you just hate him already?

I also do Spanish, which I prefer to any other language I've done.

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 04:32 PM
..
So, I hate your French teacher..

Penguin13
February 10th, 2009, 07:45 PM
No German for me. I have taken Spanish and Hawaiian in middle school, and Japanese for two years in high school.

In my opinion, there's really no point in learning Japanese unless you plan on moving to Japan or Hawaii.. Learn a useful language, like Spanish or French.

On an unrelated note, I wish my school offered Russian or German. I now have to waste some time in college to learn it =/

xxlucifera
February 10th, 2009, 07:50 PM
I plan on at least visiting Japan for awhile.
I want to travel.
Alot.

~ Yukishii
February 14th, 2009, 01:47 PM
I am fluent in German.
Pretty much all I can say if I stay on the question of this topic..
If you need any help I can do that I guess..

Kotowari
February 14th, 2009, 02:21 PM
German is the third official language in my country, so I had to learn it. Unfortunatelly enough, we started relatively late (5th grade of middle school) learning it, so I can't say I'm quite good at it. 1hour a week for two years, you can't say that helps you to learn a language. Although I know the basics, I think learning a language takes more than 50 minutes a week.
Weil Ich nicht so gut bin, habe Ich shön etwas gelernt. Deutch is nicht einfach, aber es ist toll zum lernen~
^probably has lots of mistakes in it. XD

I've learned French (the second official language of my country) and English (because it's an important Language) as well. And because I chose Latin, I know that as well...
But I'm afraid that now I'm in University, I'll loose a lot of my knowledge since I won't practice it anymore. D=

Working Class Hero
February 14th, 2009, 02:37 PM
No I do not. But strangely enough, about 90% of my friends are either fluent in German or are learning it. Kind of strange. I wont learn German though, it is important enough. Right now, I am learning Spanish because I live in the U.S. and it's important. Next I will learn Mandarin because it is the most widely spoken language in the world. Never German though.

Capt. Couch
February 14th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Ich habe deutsch gesprocht seit zwei Jahre. Deutsch ist ähnlich wie english, so du sollst nicht viele Probleme haben. Eine gute Idee ist andere deutschsprachig Forum finden, dann wirst du sehr schnell lernen. Hoffentlich, deine Klasse wird sehr informative sein. Viel glück!

Translation: I've spoken German for two years. German is similar to English, so you shouldn't have too many problems. A good idea is to find other German-speaking forums, and then your learning will be very quick. Hopefully your classes will be very informative. Good luck!

Evilyn
February 15th, 2009, 10:30 AM
*points at signature*

I could say I am good at it. I learnt a half from the TV and the other half in school. I'm better at translating it to English than actually speaking the language, though. xD

~ Yukishii
February 15th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Ich habe deutsch gesprocht seit zwei Jahre. Deutsch ist ähnlich wie english, so du sollst nicht viele Probleme haben. Eine gute Idee ist andere deutschsprachig Forum finden, dann wirst du sehr schnell lernen. Hoffentlich, deine Klasse wird sehr informative sein. Viel glück!

Wow, das ist sehr gut Deutsch..
Ich habe meine Redezeit Deutsch für nur etwa ein Jahr oder so..

Anyway.
But yes, German is very similar to English. So you shouldn't have too many problems learning it.

Corvus of the Black Night
February 16th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Ich habe deutsch gesprocht seit zwei Jahre. Deutsch ist ähnlich wie english, so du sollst nicht viele Probleme haben. Eine gute Idee ist andere deutschsprachig Forum finden, dann wirst du sehr schnell lernen. Hoffentlich, deine Klasse wird sehr informative sein. Viel glück!

Dein Deutsch ist sehr gut!

Ich habe Deutsch seit drei Jahre gelernt, und ich werde dir mit deinem Deutsch helfen, ob du Hilf brauchst. Deutsch macht viel Spass, ob du ein guten Lehrer hast, ABER Grammatik ist sehr langweilig.

Viel Glück! Und wenn du Deutsch sehr gut lernst, kannst du Deutsch Tanz tanzen!

Und WO IST MEIN UMLAUT ICH WEISS NICHT LALALALALA.

Translation:
I've been learning German for threee years, and I'll help you if it's help you need. German's fun if you have a good teacher, but the grammar is boring.

Good luck! And when you learn German really well, you can do the German Dance!

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xxlucifera
February 16th, 2009, 10:40 PM
The German Dance?
: D
now I'm excited.

UltimaLink007
February 16th, 2009, 11:07 PM
My Dad used to be fluent in German, but having not used it in so long, he is sadly fluent no more. I personally wanted to take it, since I really am not a big fan of Spanish or French, and my high school offered it. When I brought it up to each of my parents individually, I got yelled down and forced to take Spanish. So I took the minimum two years. German, along with Japanese and Spanish are languages that I would love to learn and become fluent in along with English. I dislike French and honestly have no plans to go to Canada OR France anytime soon, so... Yeah. I'm willing to give Spanish another shot because I believe the reason I hated it so much was because of the poor teaching methods of my instructors.

As for what I know, I can count from one to ten, and tell someone to "Hold their tongue," because my Dad tells my half-sister the second quite a bit. Also from my Epee Squad in school, we're a fun small group, and something the Epee Captain taught me was "Tanzentag" or Dance (I believe) Day. He'll randomly yell it out and we all start dancing, it's quite fun.

Dusclord
February 17th, 2009, 10:34 AM
I've started learning German in the same year as I started German... I can manage with german grammer but my vacabulary is poor.

i tell you the hardest to learn are the strong verbs and the names genders ._.

Volkner's Apprentice
February 17th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Part of me wanted to learn German, yet I changed my mind and want to study Japanese first instead. I know a bit of French (again deja vu, seriously we've had a lot of language-related topics in Other Chat the past 5 months) and English of course. Spanish..I don't like the language, haha.

Mitchman
February 17th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
NINE!(you have to know german to get the joke)
But yeah i dont know german. I do but hell french is holding me back.(stupid plan to become a chef and all those pansy langauges)

Mezase Master
February 17th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Meine deutsch ist nicht sehr gut.

I took German I and II, but other than a few words, have forgotten just about everything. :(

Merzbau
February 17th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Ja, mein Deutsch ist ok.
Ich bin in Deutsch II jetzt.

Et cetera.

HoneyBubbles
February 17th, 2009, 01:18 PM
No, I don't. My friend is fluent in it though.
I pretty much fail at other languages. :[

Corvus of the Black Night
February 17th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Ja, wir haben so viel Leute, dass Deutsch lernt. Und... ob sie nicht dir helfen wollen, liebe ich Deutsch und ich will dir helfen.

Und dann wir Deutsch Tanz tanzen müssen. Ha!

Translation:
Yeah, we have lots of people that are studying German. And, if they don't want to help, I love German and I'll help you.

And then we must dance the German dance. Ha!

My grammar's probably terrible because I am tired out of my mind.

Hmmm... let's see, sentence structure is way worse than remembering strong words...

Capt. Couch
February 17th, 2009, 05:31 PM
If anything, the sentence structure is what will kill you. Just remember that the verb will always come in the second grammatical position in the sentence, and you should be fine.

Und WO IST MEIN UMLAUT ICH WEISS NICHT LALALALALA.

Die Altcodes. ;)

ß - 0223
ä - 0228
ö - 0246
ü - 0252

Corvus of the Black Night
February 17th, 2009, 06:20 PM
If anything, the sentence structure is what will kill you. Just remember that the verb will always come in the second grammatical position in the sentence, and you should be fine.

Auser Sätze mit UKs. (Kopfschmerzen)

Sentences with UKs, or Suboordinating Conjunctions, are just bizarre in their sentence structure. For example, instead of saying I like cheese, because it is yellow, you'd actually say I like cheese, because it yellow is. (Ich mag Käse, weil er gelb ist).

Another weird thing with UKs - if your sentence starts with one, things get really funky. For example, instead of saying "While I eat cheese, the dog eats my homework", you actually would say "While I cheese eat, eats the dog my homework" (Während ich Käse esse, isst der Hund meine Hausaufgaben). Mix that in with past participles and things get ugly: While I cheese eaten have, has the dog my homework eaten (Während ich Käse gegessen habe, hat der Hund meine Hausaufgaben gegessen.). But if you remember that, the sentence structure shouldn't be that bigh of a deal.

Now adjective endings are what's going to determine the intense German students from the regular ones.

Just giving a small taste of what's in your future of German (because I've apparently been studying it the longest O_o)

Sidenote: Damn alt codes, the only one I memorize is é, because of the number of times "POKéMON" pops up in rom hacking...

Do they even use the ß that much anymore? My teachers are telling me to write down words like "Spass" rather than "Spaß".

xxlucifera
February 18th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
NINE!(you have to know german to get the joke)
But yeah i dont know german. I do but hell french is holding me back.(stupid plan to become a chef and all those pansy langauges)
I got it.
lol
So I guess that means I'm doing okay, then.

Auser Sätze mit UKs. (Kopfschmerzen)

Sentences with UKs, or Suboordinating Conjunctions, are just bizarre in their sentence structure. For example, instead of saying I like cheese, because it is yellow, you'd actually say I like cheese, because it yellow is. (Ich mag Käse, weil er gelb ist).

Another weird thing with UKs - if your sentence starts with one, things get really funky. For example, instead of saying "While I eat cheese, the dog eats my homework", you actually would say "While I cheese eat, eats the dog my homework" (Während ich Käse esse, isst der Hund meine Hausaufgaben). Mix that in with past participles and things get ugly: While I cheese eaten have, has the dog my homework eaten (Während ich Käse gegessen habe, hat der Hund meine Hausaufgaben gegessen.). But if you remember that, the sentence structure shouldn't be that bigh of a deal.

Now adjective endings are what's going to determine the intense German students from the regular ones.

Just giving a small taste of what's in your future of German (because I've apparently been studying it the longest O_o)

Sidenote: Damn alt codes, the only one I memorize is é, because of the number of times "POKéMON" pops up in rom hacking...

Do they even use the ß that much anymore? My teachers are telling me to write down words like "Spass" rather than "Spaß".
So basically, I should jsut think liek Yoda?
-.-
Why can't everyone have a single grammar structure.
xD

And what is upsetting to me, is that I have to type 'ß', but the site my class is on doesn't let me copy and paste or use alt codes.
>;[

Corvus of the Black Night
February 18th, 2009, 08:11 AM
May the force be with you. Well, I guess it could be that way, XD. Actually, it only happens that way if you're using an UK, so make sure you aren't saying anything crazy like "Ich dich liebe".

With most sentences, you're pretty much guarenteed one thing - the verb is almost ALWAYS the second word, unless you use a time phrase/subject that's more than one word long (such as "nach der Schule", meaning "after school" or Chuck Norris as your subject) or if you have an UK, which get's the yoda speak you saw above.

So wait, you get graded down if you write "Spass" instead of "Spaß"? That's crazy, because I heard that Germany made the ß rarely even used or something, and that it would be wrong to write down "Spaß" rather than "Spass"...

...That's stupid, because I use the two interchangably, and the teachers don't grade me down for it. Stupid online courses...

I guess your only way to go is to remember the alt codes...

@Mitchman - Not to be a jerk, but Nine is the English number 9. The German word for "no" is spelled Nein. The German word for 9 is Neun. Just a little information for ya ^_^

xxlucifera
February 18th, 2009, 11:09 AM
May the force be with you. Well, I guess it could be that way, XD. Actually, it only happens that way if you're using an UK, so make sure you aren't saying anything crazy like "Ich dich liebe".

With most sentences, you're pretty much guarenteed one thing - the verb is almost ALWAYS the second word, unless you use a time phrase/subject that's more than one word long (such as "nach der Schule", meaning "after school" or Chuck Norris as your subject) or if you have an UK, which get's the yoda speak you saw above.

So wait, you get graded down if you write "Spass" instead of "Spaß"? That's crazy, because I heard that Germany made the ß rarely even used or something, and that it would be wrong to write down "Spaß" rather than "Spass"...

...That's stupid, because I use the two interchangably, and the teachers don't grade me down for it. Stupid online courses...

I guess your only way to go is to remember the alt codes...

@Mitchman - Not to be a jerk, but Nine is the English number 9. The German word for "no" is spelled Nein. The German word for 9 is Neun. Just a little information for ya ^_^
The thign is, I memorized teh alt code..
But the coding they used for the site is a flash program that DOESNT LET ME USE ALT CODES.
It's ridiculous.

And what is a UK?
o.o;

Mitchman
February 18th, 2009, 11:16 AM
No problem thanks for the german lesson i also probably sounded like an ignnorant know it all there so sorry if i sounded like a jerk. Now that i know this im off to my language journal. Its my little book of words i have from every language i heard so far if i ever decide to travel round the world.

xxlucifera
February 18th, 2009, 11:22 AM
No problem thanks for the german lesson i also probably sounded like an ignnorant know it all there so sorry if i sounded like a jerk. Now that i know this im off to my language journal. Its my little book of words i have from every language i heard so far if i ever decide to travel round the world.
That's a nifty idea.
Though, I would advise trying to become fluent in each language, myself.

Corvus of the Black Night
February 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM
@Mitchman - No, you didn't sound like a jerk or ignorant at all. It's good to make mistakes, because it helps you learn the right way of doing things =D)

That really sucks with the Alt Codes. They probably did that to prevent people from going on Babelfish or something.

An UK (ooh-KAH) is a Suboordinating Conjuntion. The abbriviation is from German, but I'm too lazy to remember what the first word is... (the second is Konjunction, but I think my spelling's off). All the teachers I know refer to it like that. Just make sure you know the name of both, just in case.

xxlucifera
February 18th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Will do.
Thanks for all the help and advice.

~ Yukishii
February 19th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Again.. I wish you best of luck..

Viel Glück Deutsch lernen.



Scheint wie viele PC-Mitglieder sind entweder versuchen, Deutsch zu lernen oder tun wissen dass es bereits..

Translation ; Seems like a lot of PC members are either learning German or know it already..

xxlucifera
February 19th, 2009, 07:31 AM
Again.. I wish you best of luck..

Viel Glück Deutsch lernen.



Scheint wie viele PC-Mitglieder sind entweder versuchen, Deutsch zu lernen oder tun wissen dass es bereits..

Translation ; Seems like a lot of PC members are either learning German or know it already..

Conclusion: German is the ****, and all pokemon came from Germany.

hqydfnyjcxbshgd
February 19th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Subordinating Conjunctions=Untergeordnete Konjunktionen?
I am German but i never heard about them =D

And i'm glad i dont have to learn it as foreign language, the grammar is said to be f***in hard...

Corvus of the Black Night
February 19th, 2009, 08:25 AM
The grammar is all over the place, especially adjective endings and that stuff. I guess since you speak the language you don't notice. English is supposed to be really had too, but I speak that as my first language, so blah.

I think you're right with the Suboordinating Conjunctions thing, though. Basically, they're words like because (weil), so that (damit), as long as (solange) and whenever (wenn) that change the order of the words in a sentence. (Actually, there are a hell of a lot more, but I'm just too lazy to list them lol)

Graceful
February 20th, 2009, 05:18 AM
im my school Im stuck with just french! I really wish to learn Japanese though! Exept it looks to hard!

xxlucifera
February 20th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Subordinating Conjunctions=Untergeordnete Konjunktionen?
I am German but i never heard about them =D

And i'm glad i dont have to learn it as foreign language, the grammar is said to be f***in hard...
Yeah, the grammar is screwing me over hardcore.
Ughhh.
It's very difficult to learn as a second language.

Soul Eater
February 20th, 2009, 12:47 PM
I took spanish twice but I didn't learn much. I wish i did because I live in Arizona and there are alot of mexicans here that don't speak fluent english. It would be nice to talk to them if I ever got lost and if they couldn't speak good english, I could speak to them in spanish instead.

I'm not very good with languages. I'm barely fluent with english, even as my first language too. I type better in english then i do when I have to explain things to people.

Though, i do have a slight speech delay also. Since I didn't start talking until four and even then i had a hard time with speaking full sentences.

I would love to learn spanish, french and japanese. I also took french once but it was too hard for me because where I am moderately learning disabled.

E's jano vmiahd eh Al Bhed pid ed'c y vyga myhkiyka. :<

Translation: I am very fluent in Al Bhed but it's a fake language. :<

Junryou
February 20th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I take German I at my old middle school. I'm not that good though;
Ik ben niet zo goed, haha, maar ik kan beheren.

ValentineUmbreon
February 25th, 2009, 08:55 AM
I take German I at my old middle school. I'm not that good though;
Ik ben niet zo goed, haha, maar ik kan beheren.That was actually Dutch and not German...^^;
Anyway. I think it is pretty interesting how many people are trying to learn German. Because I never thought you could use it somewhere else then in Germany itself. :D
I am from Germany and, obviously, German is my first language...
And when I meet other people online who never where in Germany all they know about my country is 'Autobahn' 'Beer' and 'Oktoberfest' XD

Scytherr
February 27th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Ich habe Deutsch seit... 4 Jahre gelernt. Wow. Und ich SUCK xD