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I need well-designed spaced repitition to repeat German things to me.

Is there a website or computer program that uses spaced repetition to help users build language vocabulary, and (perhaps more importantly) is completely free? I used to use smart.fm to help me learn German, but stopped when it became non-free. Now my knowledge of German words is almost as stingy as I am. [more inside]
posted by matlock expressway on Dec 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Nostalgic German gifts

Looking for a present that will remind a grandmother of her German heritage. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Nov 28, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish?

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Why do people in German-dubbed Hollywood movies use the second-person plural so strangely?

Why do people in German dubs of American movies use the second-person plural form of the verb so strangely? They often use it in place of either the polite form or just the second-person singular, z.b. in the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Commodore says to Will Turner (just Will Turner), "Ihr seid kein Seemann." What? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Oct 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a German movie from the 90's.

I'm looking for a German movie, over ten years old, where the main character is a woman obsessed with preparing for her own death. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Oct 3, 2011 - 3 answers

German visa questions and a question about Goethe Institut stipends

I want to take some intensive language classes in Germany for 6-7 months. I'm not affiliated with a university, and I have a bunch of question about visas and one short question about stipends from the Goethe Institut. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

How would a German describe Hitler's voice?

Question for German speakers: how would you describe Hitler's voice? [more inside]
posted by filibuster on Sep 15, 2011 - 14 answers

Ich würde gerne besser Deutsch sprechen.

Best free/low-cost podcasts and audiobooks for becoming fluent in German? [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Aug 29, 2011 - 9 answers


What does Verblödung mean in English? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Aug 28, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm looking for good intermediate-level German novels. In German, that is.

I'm looking for good intermediate-level German novels. In German, that is. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Comic strip suggestion for an english language learner?

My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Dirty-talkin' classical music

Musicfilter: classical music piece with scripted German sex talk. [more inside]
posted by Lola Xaviera Boom-Boom McPuppet on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

American with German heritage seeks passport

Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Jun 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Academic Articles or Books in German

Is there a listing of academic books or articles in German that have not yet been translated into English? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What is so freaking funny about falling out of a pear tree?

I think one of my favorite movies has a double entendre in it. I don't speak German and the subtitles don't shed any light on the subject. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on May 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Decipher handwritten German letter?

Germanfilter: Can someone help me translate this German handwritten letter? [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on May 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Contracts with Death, German style?

Help me find this relatively recent German film about an old man who tricks his way out of a contract with Death. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on May 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Immerse me!

I work from 9 to 5, but I want to immerse myself in German for the rest of the time. I have an iPod touch and a short attention span. What can I use to ram this language into my brain? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on May 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Ich will ausrocken!

What's some great German music I can dance, sing, and rock out to? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Apr 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Kids books auf Deutsch

Recommendations for children's and young adult books auf Deutsch? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Apr 6, 2011 - 14 answers

What is this German book?

German Book Filter. What book did I read? Involves yellow shoes... [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Apr 1, 2011 - 2 answers

What does "FER-MAY-GHEN" mean?

German speakers, please tell me what this word means (and how it's actually spelled). [more inside]
posted by Srudolph on Feb 19, 2011 - 29 answers

Inhalt vs. Gehalt

Germanfilter: could a fluent German speaker please help me, a non-German speaker, understand the difference between the word inhalt and the word gehalt? Both are translated as "content" in online dictionaries. Is there an easy way to grasp the distinction?
posted by Morpeth on Feb 16, 2011 - 11 answers

German potty humor

Sauber? Sauber! Help me find this German toilet ad. It's been cracking me up for twenty years. [more inside]
posted by dmvs on Feb 2, 2011 - 3 answers


Hey, Music nerds! I'm looking for tracks with the same kind of vibe as Justus Köhncke's "Timecode" or Alden Tyrell's "Love Explosion". [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Translation party!

I need help translating an email from German to English. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Dec 19, 2010 - 4 answers

German Music

I listen to this. What music with intelligible German lyrics might I like?
posted by phrontist on Dec 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

In Germany, the film "Times Square" carries the subtitle "... ihr könnt uns alle 'mal!!" What does that mean?
posted by Devoidoid on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Kichern in der deutschen?

For his birthday, my dad wants DVDs of German films/TV series. But they can't be grim or weird. German comedies are the safest bet. Do those exist? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Did Marx come to disavow aspects his earlier writings, i.e. The German Ideology?

Is anyone aware of the specific elements of The German Ideology that the later Marx is said to have disavowed or been unproud of? I understand that Marx's economic understanding was developed far beyond what it was at the time of this writing due to his research on the matter, but I'm concerned about if Marx came to feel any different on the historical materialism expressed within his earlier works? I could've sworn I had saw one reference that reflected how Marx felt about his early work (specifically, The German Ideology) but I can't find it now, and I know that I couldn't trace that observation into any sort of specific elements that Marx came to disavow.
posted by SollosQ on Nov 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Mein ist der Rache

German Literature: Help me identify a story I remember from my high school German class. It was set in post-WWII Italy, and I think it included an Italian woman and a German soldier/officer/Nazi. She administers poison to him in such a way that there’s a 50% chance of either him or her getting the poison. [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Oct 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Help get this question out of my head!

How did the word "earworm" come to mean something you can't get out of your head (like a song, etc)? Looking for the German etymology, if there is one. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Oct 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Brush up German specialised vocab

German import/export vocab [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Aug 31, 2010 - 2 answers

schnell schnell kartoffelkopf

I might try Babel Fish but lest I burn my face off, translation bitte! Altbewahrtes Atzmittel... [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Poetic compounds

What are some clever, figurative, poetic English or German compounds? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Aug 2, 2010 - 30 answers

How does my company find a German native speaker in LA?

How does my company find a German native speaker in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by DanielZKlein on Jul 29, 2010 - 13 answers

This may be the only time that "BACON!" is NOT the answer.

Potato Salad Filter: I am looking for a recipe for a German style potato salad that does not include bacon. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jul 22, 2010 - 14 answers

German and Italian translation for matching tattoos!

[Translation Filter] A friend needs a few simple German and Italian translations for a tattoo. But I don't speak German or Italian! [more inside]
posted by firei on Jul 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Sesamstraße for an American Student

Is it possible to find full episodes of German Sesame Street (Sesamstraße) online? [more inside]
posted by pianohands on Jul 7, 2010 - 3 answers


(German Transcription) Would a German speaker please provide a transcription (not translation) of the German portions of this short safety briefing? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Jul 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Suggestions for interesting non-fiction about Germany in the Middle Ages

I'm interested in reading some non-fiction about Germany (or The Holy Roman Empire) in the Middle Ages and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by picea on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Does the German Embassy in the US keep your passport when you apply for an Employment Visa?

Does the German Embassy in the US keep your passport when you apply for an Employment Visa? [more inside]
posted by christy on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Apps for German and Italian

Are there any good iPhone apps I can use to help me understand a little bit of German and Italian as I travel to Europe this summer? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on May 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Wie heißt dieses Blog?

I am looking for a particular German web comic drawn on one or two pages of a moleskine notebook in colored pencil or crayons with topical/political humor. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on May 1, 2010 - 3 answers

medical coverage for Germans outside Germany?

What medical coverage can Germans residing outside Germany get? [more inside]
posted by ThiefOfSweets on Apr 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me untangle some medieval script!

Caption on a quirky German or Dutch woodblock print of a cat-- I'm unable to pick apart this script, can you help? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Apr 5, 2010 - 9 answers

How many Flaschen must a man use?

I'm trying to bake a cake from a German recipe, help me with archaic and confusing conversions! [more inside]
posted by coryinabox on Mar 21, 2010 - 11 answers

German to English II

Please translate this English to German: [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 20, 2010 - 5 answers


Is Yiddish a creole? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Dann leben sie noch heute.

I'd like to expand my reading in German literature. What good, non-depressing/sad works should I read? [more inside]
posted by lysimache on Mar 14, 2010 - 11 answers

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