[German] 1st class review

Sean Fridman fridman at mail.sfsu.edu
Fri Nov 4 01:05:05 PDT 2011


Schönes facking Bild! Danke Lucy.

Here's a resource I'v been using lately, which I think is pretty good:

http://german.stackexchange.com/

If you use RSS feeds it's a nice little list to subscribe too. It might not
be best for absolute beginning learners, but so far it's been a great way
for me to learn a lot of little details about the language that you can't
really find in textbooks.

I also like to read the Alemmanish Wikipedia sometimes cuz i think its
funny:

http://als.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houptsyte

"des isch a Enzyklopedi, wo elle Leid midmacha ond korrigiira kennad, ond
wo frei verbroidet werra derf!"

- Sean

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel <
a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://i.imgur.com/H7DBr.jpg
>
> 2011/11/2 Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel <a.downy.hint at gmail.com>:
> > Danke schön für die super Unterhaltungen. Es freut mich, euch am
> > nächsten Woche wieder zu sehen und  Banane zu spielen.
> >
> > 2011/11/1 Michel Lallement <milall1662 at gmail.com>:
> >> Hey Jacob,
> >> that's great ! See you this evening then.
> >> Michel
> >>
> >> 2011/11/1 Jacob Ervin <jacobkyle88 at gmail.com>
> >>>
> >>> Hallo Michel,
> >>> Yes, the class is still going. We are meeting tuesdays at 7:00, but me
> and
> >>> Lucy have usually been showing up earlier (around 6:00) to cook
> dinner. You
> >>> should definitely try to make it down tonight - we have a few native
> germans
> >>> coming over to help with the class and dinner should be awesome.
> >>> Hope to see you there,
> >>> Jacob
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Michel Lallement <
> milall1662 at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> I'm interesseted to join the German corner but could not come the two
> >>>> first times. Is it still possible to join ? If yes, is there a meeting
> >>>> tomorrow ? Where and when ?
> >>>> Thanks for all information !
> >>>> Bis bald vieilleicht dann
> >>>> Michel
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> 2011/10/22 William Budington <bill.budington at gmail.com>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Ich glaube dass es besser ist, wenn wir auch eine englische
> Uebersetzung
> >>>>> einschliessen.  Deswegen koennen auch Deutsch-anfaenger(innen) an die
> >>>>> Auseinandersetzung teilnehmen.  Sogar fuer nicht-anfaenger(innen)
> ist das
> >>>>> vorteilhaft.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I think it's better if we also include English translations.  That
> way
> >>>>> beginners can also take part in the discussion.  It's even
> advantageous for
> >>>>> non-beginners.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> (Here I include the (innen) in parenthesis as a political nod.  The
> >>>>> proper, traditional German is for the plural to be masculinized,
> unless all
> >>>>> participants are female.)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu
> >
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Ach, sorry. Ich glaub, ich soll womöglich auf dieser Mailliste nur
> in
> >>>>>> Deutsch schreiben. Ab sofort mache ich das ;)
> >>>>>> - Sean
> >>>>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Sean Fridman <
> fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hey Lucy,
> >>>>>>> Sorry, I didn't get around to checking my mail again until late
> last
> >>>>>>> night, actually, after I went! The movie was pretty good. I wasn't
> blown
> >>>>>>> away or anything. My tandem partner didn't end up going, either.
> >>>>>>> -Sean
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel
> >>>>>>> <a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Sean, gehst du noch? Hast du ein Handy oder trägst du etwas
> bestimmt?
> >>>>>>>> 540-346-0268
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> 2011/10/19 Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>:
> >>>>>>>> > Hey,
> >>>>>>>> > I might try to catch Almanya tomorrow at that festival. I have a
> >>>>>>>> > language
> >>>>>>>> > tandem partner at SF State and I'll see if I can drag him along
> as
> >>>>>>>> > well. No
> >>>>>>>> > idea, though, whether either of us will go. Ich bin mir auch
> nicht
> >>>>>>>> > ganz
> >>>>>>>> > sicher, ob ich Zeit vor oder nach dem Film haben würde, um
> >>>>>>>> > spazieren zu
> >>>>>>>> > gehen oder zu diskutieren oder was auch immer... aber vielleicht
> >>>>>>>> > doch.
> >>>>>>>> > Anyone else interested in Almanya?
> >>>>>>>> > - Sean
> >>>>>>>> >
> >>>>>>>> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel
> >>>>>>>> > <a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> 2011/10/19 Christian Wolff <sub-nbgerman at scara.com>:
> >>>>>>>> >> > Hi,
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> > I did not make it yesterday due to my first cold of the
> >>>>>>>> >> > season...
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> > As for german movies, the "berlin and beyond" festival starts
> >>>>>>>> >> > tomorrow at the castro:
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> > http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/enindex.htm
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> Gibt's einen bestimmten Film, den jemand ansehen will? Es freut
> >>>>>>>> >> mich
> >>>>>>>> >> nicht so viel als wenn wir wandern oder reden.....wir können
> also
> >>>>>>>> >> vorhin zusammen essen, oder nachher den FIlm diskutieren. Was
> >>>>>>>> >> denkt
> >>>>>>>> >> ihr? Dann bin ich dabei!
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> Ich habe auch viele Bücher (Eine Tiefe am Himmel, lustige
> >>>>>>>> >> Taschenbücher, Siddhartha, Faust, Aus dem Leben eines
> >>>>>>>> >> Taugenichts...
> >>>>>>>> >> vielleicht die Bibliotek hat sie auch, oder jemand liest ein
> >>>>>>>> >> bisschen
> >>>>>>>> >> vor, um uns ins Laufen zu bringen.) Also, wie haltet ihr dann
> für
> >>>>>>>> >> eine
> >>>>>>>> >> Buchgemeinschaft?
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> > I also have a number of german children's shows (and other
> shows
> >>>>>>>> >> > and
> >>>>>>>> >> > movies) on DVD. We can maybe organize a viewing party, if
> there
> >>>>>>>> >> > is
> >>>>>>>> >> > interest? These are mostly german audio with german
> subtitles,
> >>>>>>>> >> > which
> >>>>>>>> >> > appears to be very helpful.
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> >   Alles Gute, bis zum nächsten mal,
> >>>>>>>> >> >     Christian.
> >>>>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>>>> >> > On 2011-10-19 15:38, Jacob Ervin wrote:
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Hey everyone,
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Thanks to everybody who made it to our first class/meetup. I
> >>>>>>>> >> >> think we
> >>>>>>>> >> >> came up with a good game plan for the group.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> For those who weren't able to make it here's a quick
> rundown.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> We agreed that one hour a week isn't enough to really help
> >>>>>>>> >> >> beginners,
> >>>>>>>> >> >> though it is handy for intermediate/experts to stay sharp.
> So
> >>>>>>>> >> >> in order to
> >>>>>>>> >> >> help beginners each week we will have an optional study
> theme
> >>>>>>>> >> >> to keep people
> >>>>>>>> >> >> busy in-between classes IE "At the restaurant", "Common
> words
> >>>>>>>> >> >> and phrases"
> >>>>>>>> >> >> or maybe topics such as gender or plurals in German.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> It would also be nice for people to share any helpful links
> >>>>>>>> >> >> they find
> >>>>>>>> >> >> while studying on their own. We can add them to the Wiki as
> >>>>>>>> >> >> they get passed
> >>>>>>>> >> >> around the mailing list too. Here are some that where
> >>>>>>>> >> >> recommended last night
> >>>>>>>> >> >> that seem interesting.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> 1) - 100 most common words in written German. Seems like it
> >>>>>>>> >> >> would be a
> >>>>>>>> >> >> good foundation to know most of these.
> >>>>>>>> >> >> http://german.about.com/library/blwfreq_t50.htm
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> 2) - Very good English/German dictionaries / grammar help
> >>>>>>>> >> >> http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello
> >>>>>>>> >> >> <http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> http://www.canoo.net/
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> 3) - Word quiz game
> >>>>>>>> >> >> http://quizlet.com/subject/german/
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Lucy had a very good recommendation for beginners; try
> reading
> >>>>>>>> >> >> German
> >>>>>>>> >> >> childrens books or watching childrens shows in German (If I
> >>>>>>>> >> >> find any good
> >>>>>>>> >> >> links Ill send them out).
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> heh. My recommendation for beginners is still "extreme
> learning of
> >>>>>>>> >> limited structure", particularly grammer. Whether this is a
> class
> >>>>>>>> >> or
> >>>>>>>> >> self-study, a good textbook is fundamental.
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> I recommend "Kontakte: A communicative Approach"; the "Schritte
> >>>>>>>> >> International" books used by the Goethe Institut are less
> compact
> >>>>>>>> >> and
> >>>>>>>> >> less instructive, in my opinion. Both come with audio
> components.
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> Everything else, in my mind, serves as inspiration for the
> immense
> >>>>>>>> >> and
> >>>>>>>> >> varied practice that builds upon this limited structural
> >>>>>>>> >> foundation.
> >>>>>>>> >> They are guides not starting points.
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> Songs, poems, short texts---these might be less daunting than
> >>>>>>>> >> books,
> >>>>>>>> >> or at least provide variety.
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> If you switch your computer and browser to German you'll have a
> >>>>>>>> >> new
> >>>>>>>> >> world at your fingertips.
> >>>>>>>> >> There are handy browser extensions for spot word translations.
> >>>>>>>> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Once the group gets rolling we talked about getting out of
> >>>>>>>> >> >> noisebridge
> >>>>>>>> >> >> once a month or so. Often it is possible to find German
> movies
> >>>>>>>> >> >> playing
> >>>>>>>> >> >> around town, or we could all go out to a german pub like
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Schroeders and
> >>>>>>>> >> >> practice there.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Again, this group is for students of all levels and we
> should
> >>>>>>>> >> >> have
> >>>>>>>> >> >> something for everyone. Personally I am beginning at a very
> low
> >>>>>>>> >> >> level and so
> >>>>>>>> >> >> most of the links I contribute will be focused at the simple
> >>>>>>>> >> >> end of the
> >>>>>>>> >> >> spectrum, however if you are more advanced feel free to post
> >>>>>>>> >> >> more
> >>>>>>>> >> >> interesting links. That Pirate movie that got passed around
> a
> >>>>>>>> >> >> few days ago
> >>>>>>>> >> >> was perfect.
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >> My next email will be full Deutsch, promise :)
> >>>>>>>> >> >> Jacob
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>>>> >> >>
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