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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2008, 07:01:36 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2008, 07:07:21 PM »

Yay!

I was rather pleased in my German coursework.. I kinda made up a word.. well ish!

Naturwissenshaftengebaeude!  lol (science block :D)

Well- there is now also the voice chat, so we can have a go at speaking.

This looks like its gonna be really good, I didn't think there would be this much interest!  8)
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2008, 07:16:11 PM »

...yipp 3758!

I love long German words, how about this one?

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2008, 07:18:26 PM »

Unsure on what that is, something to do with meat and lables  ???
But this is my favourite German word:

Unterhaltungsmoeglichkeiten!

I use it quite a lot in all my work and coursework! Anywhere posible, i think my teacher must be getting fed up with it!  lol
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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2008, 07:48:36 PM »

But this is my favourite German word:

Unterhaltungsmoeglichkeiten!
What does it mean? :P

We've only done some basic stuff so far (ie, numbers up to 999999, cases, prepositions, houses (I keep trying to spell 'house' with an 'a' :P), where we live, countries, etc.)
Still, we're learning a lot more than we did in French in first year - apparently, by the end of this year, we'll have done the past (perfect, I think) tense in German, while in French we only did that in second year..,
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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2008, 08:01:26 PM »

it means entertainment opportunities...

Ooh... prepositions are: mit, nach, von, zu, aus, bei, zeit and gegenueber. I can remember them! Unsure on what the English ones are though!  :P
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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2008, 08:03:55 PM »

Hi Vibia!
Here is more interest in your German session, I'd love to take part.. :) I had German years ago in secondary school, but totally forgotten now :-[. I am involved in languages anyway and considering I have a German and an Austrian supervisor, learning some German would be great!

As I am a language teacher, I also tought I could help with the activites, if needed. I've added some topics on the wiki page, though there are lots of others.. It might also be good to see what people would like to learn / would find useful..  ::)

Btw - I really liked Amba's idea of talking 'things'! Think of a talking fridge or a wardrobe  lol If that would require a lot of programming/design, anything that talks (basic words/expressions/sentences/stories, etc.) would be great to improve listening/practicing even when one is alone.
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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2008, 08:07:08 PM »

Wow! I am really pleased to see such interest in this... there wasn't that much last time I did it.. there were 4?? people there. I think...

I've always found learning a loanguage a really useful thing to have, going on holiday, it is very useful, rather than being one of the people who goes to places and speaks English, I personally think it looks better even if you only know a few words and phrases to get you by.
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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2008, 08:37:30 PM »

I like Unternehmungslustig and Vorsichtiget, especially because they are an antagonistic pair (if that is a proper phrase).

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
Something to do with working to eat beef politely? ???

: Vibia
prepositions are:

What about zwischen, vor, hinter, an, auf, bis, seit, unter, über and durch?
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2008, 08:38:54 PM »

I was on about the ones that take the dative case... sorry...  :-\ :D
I looked it up-apparently it is something to do with packing beef...  :o
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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2008, 08:39:42 PM »

and um.
I like um, not least because it means at, around, about.
Here in Milton Keynes, I'm often at a roundabout.
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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2008, 08:42:03 PM »

I was on about the ones that take the dative case... sorry...  :-\ :D
I looked it up-apparently it is something to do with packing beef...  :o

Don't most of them take the dative?-I'm almost certain 'an' does, and I thought the others did too...

How could I have forgotten um? :o
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« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2008, 08:44:45 PM »

I'm not sure... but I know that mit, nach, von, zu, aus, bei, seit and gegenueber all take the dative!

Um, interesting! :)
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« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2008, 08:49:37 PM »

Vibia - we've only been taught ones that take the dative, which include 'neben' (which you haven't mentioned yet, either of you :P)

Fox - :D

Think of a talking fridge or a wardrobe  lol If that would require a lot of programming/design, anything that talks (basic words/expressions/sentences/stories, etc.) would be great to improve listening/practicing even when one is alone.
A proper chatbot is extremely difficult to do, but we could have, stuff like a bed that, when clicked, says, "Ich bin ein Bett", etc.
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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2008, 08:51:18 PM »

Hmm.... the cases are really hard to remember.... and the preposistions and what goes with what, I am so confused. There are 4 cases and different things take different cases.... *argh*  :P
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