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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    It would seem I'm the only person here without a clue about Dutch :lol:


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    I don't think I have a clue about Dutch, either.
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    I don't think I have a clue about Dutch, either.
    I don't speak Dutch either


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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    I don't think I have a clue about Dutch, either.
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    I don't speak Dutch either


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    Haha, good! I'm not alone I'm happy with my French and Spanish :lol:
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    Where would that be then? :')


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    Dad thinks the BBC in Belfast would be a good place, and as I've been thinking more these days of International Relations courses, je suis d'accord avec lui, mais j'ai besoin d'être rapide! (felt I should bring some French back )
    I don't have any Dutch either, just read it in a broken English accent and you might be able to work out a few things haha.
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    Haha, good! I'm not alone I'm happy with my French and Spanish :lol:
    French and Spanish are good, but I'm learning German and Italian on the side too :yep:


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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    Come on. I had to find out. I knew I wasn't going to get it (unless I named almost every single language that I knew of from that approximate area), because I can never tell any of the languages from the Indian subcontinent apart!

    And I didn't want to wait until someone else got it!
    I don't blame you tbh
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    Dad thinks the BBC in Belfast would be a good place, and as I've been thinking more these days of International Relations courses, je suis d'accord avec lui, mais j'ai besoin d'être rapide! (felt I should bring some French back )
    I don't have any Dutch either, just read it in a broken English accent and you might be able to work out a few things haha.
    Bonne idée! (I'll join you)

    I'll give it a try next time


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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    French and Spanish are good, but I'm learning German and Italian on the side too :yep:


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    I know how to say 'do you speak English?', 'I love you' and a various string of adjectives/random nouns in German, but that's it :') how do you guys do it?
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    I know how to say 'do you speak English?', 'I love you' and a various string of adjectives/random nouns in German, but that's it :') how do you guys do it?
    At the moment I am still a 'various string of adjectives/random nouns' but I'm starting to pick up the grammar and I'm having lessons with year nine after school from September :-) And to add to your 'random nouns' I give you "Lieblingsfußballmanschaft" and "Naturwissenschaftenklassenzimme r", which mean "favourite football team" and "science lab", respectively :-)


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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    I know how to say 'do you speak English?', 'I love you' and a various string of adjectives/random nouns in German, but that's it :') how do you guys do it?
    It's like learning French but only half as difficult.
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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    At the moment I am still a 'various string of adjectives/random nouns' but I'm starting to pick up the grammar and I'm having lessons with year nine after school from September :-) And to add to your 'random nouns' I give you "Lieblingsfußballmanschaft" and "Naturwissenschaftenklassenzimme r", which mean "favourite football team" and "science lab", respectively :-)


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    Just to be clear, that means 'science classroom' and wouldn't apply to an actual science lab!
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    It's like learning French but only half as difficult.
    How is it only half as difficult as French? German grammar is appalling!! (Although Italian is worse)


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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Just to be clear, that means 'science classroom' and wouldn't apply to an actual science lab!
    I knew that, as ein Labor(?) is a lab, isn't it? But for ages it was the longest word I knew in German (and I think it still is!)


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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    At the moment I am still a 'various string of adjectives/random nouns' but I'm starting to pick up the grammar and I'm having lessons with year nine after school from September :-) And to add to your 'random nouns' I give you "Lieblingsfußballmannschaft" and "Naturwissenschaftenklassenzimme r", which mean "favourite football team" and "science lab", respectively :-)


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    that's science classroom, surely?

    A laboratory is das Labor. An actual (chemistry) laboratory could be das Chemielabor. According to dict.cc, a colloquial term for a school chemistry lab is der Chemiesaal.
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    that's science classroom, surely?

    A laboratory is das Labor. An actual (chemistry) laboratory could be das Chemielabor. According to dict.cc, a colloquial term for a school chemistry lab is der Chemiesaal.
    So I was right then!! (see above post) And das is neuter isn't it, so that makes it ein? Or einen? I know eine is feminine...


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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    At the moment I am still a 'various string of adjectives/random nouns' but I'm starting to pick up the grammar and I'm having lessons with year nine after school from September :-) And to add to your 'random nouns' I give you "Lieblingsfußballmanschaft" and "Naturwissenschaftenklassenzimme r", which mean "favourite football team" and "science lab", respectively :-)


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    Woo! Thank you I know tiny snippets of Arabic but I have no idea how I'd type them on here because I can only write Arabic numbers, I have no idea about the alphabet
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    It's like learning French but only half as difficult.
    Why only half as difficult?
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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    How is it only half as difficult as French? German grammar is appalling!! (Although Italian is worse)


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    All the letters are pronounced, and it is easy to differentiate aurally between sentences.

    Also, the grammar isn't appalling. Sie ist sehr logisch! And you don't have to make adjectives agree at the end of sentences.

    I grant the way it seems to be taught in secondary schools (according to accounts on TSR) must make it incredibly confusing, though.
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    (Original post by tess_rach)
    So I was right then!! (see above post) And das is neuter isn't it, so that makes it ein? Or einen? I know eine is feminine...


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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    Why only half as difficult?
    They eat the fish=sie essen den Fisch=elles /ils mangent le poisson
    she or he eats the fish= sie/er isst den Fisch=elle/il mange le poisson.

    In French, you can't tell how many people are eating the fish out loud! You can in German!
 
 
 
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