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    (Original post by wtid)
    erm...quite! And at the risk of sounding silly, who/what is Profesh?
    Profesh is another user who is well known for using long words.

    Personally I don't see what's wrong with it; Profesh's posts read quite well to me. It's all his impersonators I can't understand.
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    (Original post by generalebriety)
    Profesh is another user who is well known for using long words.

    Personally I don't see what's wrong with it; Profesh's posts read quite well to me. It's all his impersonators I can't understand.
    :ditto:
    Agreed. Profesh uses long, pretentious-sounding words, but at least he knows how to use them and knows what they mean (that's what tends to wind people up most, I think).

    Actually I wasn't referring to him, though, but to the poncey-sounding OP of that thread, who actually seems to be proud of his feeble attempts to impress through using pretentious vocabulary. It was just meant as a lame joke.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    :ditto:
    Agreed. Profesh uses long, pretentious-sounding words, but at least he knows how to use them and knows what they mean (that's what tends to wind people up most, I think).

    Actually I wasn't referring to him, though, but to the poncey-sounding OP of that thread, who actually seems to be proud of his feeble attempts to impress through using pretentious vocabulary. It was just meant as a lame joke.
    I know and I laughed, so it was a good joke I was just curious after reading the whole thread that's all
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    (Original post by wtid)
    I know and I laughed, so it was a good joke I was just curious after reading the whole thread that's all
    Didn't he actually post in that thread, though?
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Didn't he actually post in that thread, though?
    OK OK, so I only read the first 2 pages (I needed to get to bed :p: ), not the entire thread and he posted on the 3rd, silly me!
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    Yes, silly you.:p:

    Gah, I need to start working on my vacation essay...
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Yes, silly you.:p:

    Gah, I need to start working on my vacation essay...
    I need to start working...full stop.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Yes, silly you.:p:

    Gah, I need to start working on my vacation essay...
    Du hast noch nicht deine "vacation essay" begonnen?:eek:

    :p:

    Ich hab' bemerkt, dass du gestern das Idee gehabt hatte, ein Verbot auf dich selbst zu machen, und jetzt bist du einen Abonnent:p:

    Oooh, und danke für die Rep, Elizabeth:love:
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    how do you say "he lived in a..." :-S What tense is that? Surely not the past? The sentence is "He lived in an extremely nice home.." but don't tell me the rest please, I want to try and do it myself. I just don't know about that tense, I think. It's not just "He has in an extremely nice home lived", is it?
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    Ich hab' bemerkt, dass du gestern das Idee gehabt hatte, ein Verbot auf dich selbst zu machen, und jetzt bist du einen Abonnent:p:
    Heh, ja, das habe ich einem sehr großzügigen GOGSoc-Mitglied zu verdanken. Dann bleibe ich wohl doch besser erstmal hier, oder?

    Oooh, und danke für die Rep, Elizabeth:love:
    Gern geschehen.
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    (Original post by wtid)
    how do you say "he lived in a..." :-S What tense is that? Surely not the past? The sentence is "He lived in an extremely nice home.." but don't tell me the rest please, I want to try and do it myself. I just don't know about that tense, I think. It's not just "He has in an extremely nice home lived", is it?
    I'd just translate it as simple past (i.e. Präteritum): "er lebte...". If it were spoken language, you'd probably use Perfekt ("er hat... gelebt").
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    I'd just translate it as simple past (i.e. Präteritum): "er lebte...". If it were spoken language, you'd probably use Perfekt ("er hat... gelebt").
    Ooo snazzy, someones paid for their name to be green

    Anyway, I guess I've never used the simple past then. I certainly didn't know you could just do that. I thought to make the past it always had to be the verb at the end, with the "ge" in front.

    Also, I thought "to live" is wohnen, not leben. How do you know when to use which?

    Danke
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    (Original post by wtid)
    Ooo snazzy, someones paid for their name to be green

    Anyway, I guess I've never used the simple past then. I certainly didn't know you could just do that. I thought to make the past it always had to be the verb at the end, with the "ge" in front.

    Also, I thought "to live" is wohnen, not leben. How do you know when to use which?

    Danke
    Both 'leben' and 'wohnen' are okay in this instance, I think, though 'leben' emphasises the person living in the place more than the place where you're living in, which would be emphasised by 'wohnen'
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Heh, ja, das habe ich einem sehr großzügigen GOGSoc-Mitglied zu verdanken. Dann bleibe ich wohl doch besser erstmal hier, oder?


    Gern geschehen.
    :p: Ja, wir brauchen dir um die Sprache mit einer Deutsche zu üben:teeth: (Ich hoffe, dass ich dem Ende deines Satz gut versteht habe:p:)
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    Darf ich ein paar Korrekturen machen?

    (Original post by gooner1592)
    :p: Ja, wir brauchen dir[1] um die Sprache mit einer Deutsche[2] zu üben:teeth: (Ich hoffe, dass ich dem[3] Ende deines Satz[4] gut versteht[5] habe:p:)
    [1] dich - direct object.
    [2] mit einer Deutschen. Link.
    [3] das - direct object.
    [4] deines Satzes - genitive ending!
    [5] irregular verb: verstehen, versteht, verstand, verstanden.
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    Darf ich ein paar Korrekturen machen?


    [1] dich - direct object.
    [2] mit einer Deutschen. Link.
    [3] das - direct object.
    [4] deines Satzes - genitive ending!
    [5] irregular verb: verstehen, versteht, verstand, verstanden.
    :p: I thought that 'brauchen' took the indirect object for some reason. I then open my grammar book to realise that it's 'bringen', not brauchen!:p:"

    I have no excuse for the other mistakes though:p: Laziness I suppose.
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    Hallo.

    Meine kleine Reise nach Berlin ist leider zu Ende gekommen. Bin endlich um Mitternacht zu Hause angekommen und war also heute sooo müde in der Schule. Die Reise hat sich aber doch gelohnt! Berlin ist so eine schöne Stadt und es ist uns zum Glück gelungen, die Hauptsehenswürdigkeiten (der Reichstag, der Brandenburger Tor usw) zu sehen.

    Die Weihnachtsmärkte waren auch toll und ich hab es geschafft, Bratwurst, Brezeln und Glühwein zu probieren. Lecker! :p: Lebkuchen hab ich auch gekauft und zu Hause gebracht.

    Wir hatten auch Glück, weil den Flug und die Unterkunft nur £35 gekostet haben! Aber jetzt will ich eine andere ähnliche Reise machen. Irgendeine Vorschläge? :p:
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    Hallo.

    Meine kleine Reise nach Berlin ist leider zu Ende gekommen. Bin endlich um Mitternacht zu Hause angekommen und war also heute sooo müde in der Schule. Die Reise hat sich aber doch gelohnt! Berlin ist so eine schöne Stadt und es ist uns zum Glück gelungen, die Hauptsehenswürdigkeiten (der Reichstag, der Brandenburger Tor usw[1]) zu sehen.

    Die Weihnachtsmärkte waren auch toll und ich hab es geschafft, Bratwurst, Brezeln und Glühwein zu probieren. Lecker! :p: Lebkuchen hab ich auch gekauft und zu Hause[2] gebracht.

    Wir hatten auch Glück, weil den Flug[3] und die Unterkunft nur £35 gekostet haben! Aber jetzt will ich eine andere ähnliche Reise machen. Irgendeine Vorschläge[4]? :p:
    TSR meet in Berlin? :angel:

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    [1] den Reichstag, den Brandenburger Tor - even though this is parenthesis, they're still direct objects.
    [2] nach Hause = (to) home, zu Hause = (at) home.
    [3] der Flug. Probably just a slip.
    [4] irgendeine is singular feminine (you can't have "ones" like you can in English). "Irgendein Vorschlag?" will probably work, or just "Vorschläge?".


    Und wie viel hat das dir alles gekostet?
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    TSR meet in Berlin? :angel:
    I'm up for that As long as it's between April - September, since I'll be living over there then :p:
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    TSR meet in Berlin? :angel:

    Couple of small corrections:
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    [1] den Reichstag, den Brandenburger Tor - even though this is parenthesis, they're still direct objects.
    [2] nach Hause = (to) home, zu Hause = (at) home.
    [3] der Flug. Probably just a slip.
    [4] irgendeine is singular feminine (you can't have "ones" like you can in English). "Irgendein Vorschlag?" will probably work, or just "Vorschläge?".


    Und wie viel hat das dir alles gekostet?
    Danke schön.

    Im Ganzen hat die Reise ungefähr £45 gekostet, glaube ich. Freut mich rauszufinden, dass die Geburtstagfeier mit deinem Freund schließlich einen guten Verlauf genommen hat!
 
 
 
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