I'm looking for good intermediate-level German novels. In German, that is. [more inside]
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]
Musicfilter: classical music piece with scripted German sex talk. [more inside]
Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage? [more inside]
Is there a listing of academic books or articles in German that have not yet been translated into English? [more inside]
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]
Germanfilter: Can someone help me translate this German handwritten letter? [more inside]
Help me find this relatively recent German film about an old man who tricks his way out of a contract with Death. [more inside]
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]
What's some great German music I can dance, sing, and rock out to? [more inside]
Recommendations for children's and young adult books auf Deutsch? [more inside]
German Book Filter. What book did I read? Involves yellow shoes... [more inside]
German speakers, please tell me what this word means (and how it's actually spelled). [more inside]
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?
Sauber? Sauber! Help me find this German toilet ad. It's been cracking me up for twenty years. [more inside]
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]
I need help translating an email from German to English. [more inside]
I listen to this. What music with intelligible German lyrics might I like?
In Germany, the film "Times Square" carries the subtitle "... ihr könnt uns alle 'mal!!" What does that mean?
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]
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.
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]
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]
German import/export vocab [more inside]
I might try Babel Fish but lest I burn my face off, translation bitte! Altbewahrtes Atzmittel... [more inside]
What are some clever, figurative, poetic English or German compounds? [more inside]
How does my company find a German native speaker in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Potato Salad Filter: I am looking for a recipe for a German style potato salad that does not include bacon. [more inside]
[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]
Is it possible to find full episodes of German Sesame Street (Sesamstraße) online? [more inside]
(German Transcription) Would a German speaker please provide a transcription (not translation) of the German portions of this short safety briefing? [more inside]
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]
Does the German Embassy in the US keep your passport when you apply for an Employment Visa? [more inside]
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]
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]
What medical coverage can Germans residing outside Germany get? [more inside]
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]
I'm trying to bake a cake from a German recipe, help me with archaic and confusing conversions! [more inside]
Please translate this English to German: [more inside]
Is Yiddish a creole? [more inside]
I'd like to expand my reading in German literature. What good, non-depressing/sad works should I read? [more inside]
German music filter: can you make out what this kid is singing? [more inside]
Can any German speakers shed light on the supposed German word 'Backpfeifengesicht'? [more inside]
In which black and white film (Probably from the 40s, UK) were german spies detected by their mispronounciation of "Slough"?
I'm working on an engraving with an inscription in a very strange version of Latin-- it has umlauts? Anyone know what this might say? [more inside]
I was watching the Olympic Biathlon today and saw spectators with noisemakers that looked like vintage tin horns. Difference was that these horns had four bells and seemed to be able to change pitch. What are they and where can I get one?
Why is only one of the German days of the week Bowdlerized? Every day (Donnerstag, Samstag, Freitag, etc) is a reference to the old pagan religions, but for some reason Wodenstag got the axe, and is now the bland "Mittwochs." I suspect it's Christian influences, but if so, why did Freya and Thor escape censorship?
Looking for a recent WWII movie from the German Luftwaffe perspective. Ideas? [more inside]
Am I a German citizen--or do I qualify to become one--and how might I find out? [more inside]