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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    Bist du verrueckt? :P

    SpiritedAway- Ja, aus England.

    Ich fand, dass der Tag gut lief, aber es war schwer fuer Klasse 9, weil sie Deutsch nur seit September lernt. Wir haben "Extra" gesehen und sie verstanden nur ein kleines bisschen. Morgen muss ich denselben Tag mit spanischen Schuelern machen.
    Glad to know the day went well though Hopefully the people you're working with on the languages weekend thing will be better
    Edit: you were right about lernt
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    I don't see why not! Unless I get silly questions like the ones my friends have had.

    It is the singular form isn't it?
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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    I don't see why not! Unless I get silly questions like the ones my friends have had.

    It is the singular form isn't it?
    Yes it is, cos it's "die Klasse". But in English, we'd say "the class are learning", rather than "the class is learning". German's a lot stricter about singular/plurals than we are xD
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    I thought so. That one caught me out for a while but I think I'm getting it.

    Currently I'm writing a review of the latest Sigur Ros album for German Language Skills. I've never used words like "ethereal" in German before!
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    (Original post by Languagesfreak)
    Yes it is, cos it's "die Klasse". But in English, we'd say "the class are learning", rather than "the class is learning". German's a lot stricter about singular/plurals than we are xD
    hmmm yeh, we use plural for single things that contain many things. Like even the though the class is a single thing, it represents more than one person.
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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    I thought so. That one caught me out for a while but I think I'm getting it.

    Currently I'm writing a review of the latest Sigur Ros album for German Language Skills. I've never used words like "ethereal" in German before!
    Don't think I've ever used the word ethereal in English. :p:
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    (Original post by generalebriety)
    Don't think I've ever used the word ethereal in English. :p:
    That's a point, I don't think I ever have either!
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    Hallo Leute,

    Koennen Sie mir helfen, bitte? Ich will wissen, wie man die Satze "sheer quantity" auf Deutsch sagen kann... Ich habe kein Vorschlag auf Google gefunden.

    Danke!
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    leo.org suggests that quantity in this context would be Menge, but I have not got a clue what sheer would be.
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    Oh, "sheer" is "schier" So it means something like "schiere Menge".
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    Oh, "sheer" is "schier" So it means something like "schiere Menge".
    :ditto:
    It could also be translated as "rein", depending on the context.
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    Hallo an alle!

    Unwort des Jahres 2008 in Deutschland: "notleidende Banken"

    Seit 1991 wählt eine Jury aus Sprachwissenschaftlern einen sprachlichen Missgriff zum "Unwort des Jahres". Da waren schon so "tolle" Wortschöpfungen dabei wie Entlassunsproduktivität (für die Bezeichnung von Gewinnen eines Unternehmens nach der Entlassung von Mitarbeitern),
    Kollateralschaden ( verharmlosend für den Tod Unschuldiger),
    oder sozialverträgliches Frühableben (wobei das eigentlich ironisch gemeint war und die Gesundheitspolitik der damaligen Regierung kritisieren sollte)
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    Wie schreibt man einen s-zet (ss)?
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    Oh, "sheer" is "schier" So it means something like "schiere Menge".
    It could also be translated as "rein", depending on the context.
    Ah cool - I looked it up but wasn't sure whether it could be translated literally or not! Thank you very much!
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    (Original post by Meela)
    "Sie bevorzugt, ..."

    ich muss einer andere schule ändern. Do you want to say that you would like to switch schools? Then you have to say: "Ich muss auf eine andere Schule gehen".
    cheers!
    i was just going to correct your 'einer', but i realised its dative so its einer lol.
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    Wie schreibt man einen s-zet (ss)?
    here you go mate (i included the lot )

    ä = Alt 132
    Ä = Alt 142
    ö = Alt 148
    Ö = Alt 153
    ü = Alt 129
    Ü = Alt 154
    ß = Alt 225
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    (Original post by mister ex)
    here you go mate (i included the lot )

    ä = Alt 132
    Ä = Alt 142
    ö = Alt 148
    Ö = Alt 153
    ü = Alt 129
    Ü = Alt 154
    ß = Alt 225
    Do you have a mac? cos Im on windows and none of those worked for me...
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    Do you have a mac? cos Im on windows and none of those worked for me...
    you have to have number lock on.

    also, just in case you dont know, you type from the numerical keypad (right-hand end of keyboard)

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    ah cool! thanks
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    There's also a program called FrKeys which is quite good.
 
 
 
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