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sounds like something something darin...?

German music filter: can you make out what this kid is singing? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Mar 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Bagpipe face?

Can any German speakers shed light on the supposed German word 'Backpfeifengesicht'? [more inside]
posted by squarehead on Feb 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Asking the way to Slough

In which black and white film (Probably from the 40s, UK) were german spies detected by their mispronounciation of "Slough"?
posted by Artw on Feb 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Short inscription in a very strange variety of Latin?

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]
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What's making that racket?

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?
posted by Kimothy on Feb 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Of all the German days of the week, why did Wednesday get a censored name?

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?
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Recent German Luftwaffe movie?

Looking for a recent WWII movie from the German Luftwaffe perspective. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jan 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Am I a German citizen?

Am I a German citizen--or do I qualify to become one--and how might I find out? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Jan 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Dominosteine in Vancouver?

WeihnachtsFilter: anyone have a confirmed source for Dominosteine in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by findango on Dec 20, 2009 - 4 answers

What is this lead ring?

In this excerpt from Beloved Son Felix, there is a description of a body that they have disinterred for an autopsy. They find a lead ring which causes disgust. What would the lead ring be? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Dec 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Bitte helf mir!

I'm on my way to Austria for a few weeks. Looking for a handy German language app for my Blackberry Tour to help me as I struggle to remember the language. Is there one? While we're here, any other good world travel apps you recommend? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Who designed this dress?

Who designed the gorgeous dress Anne-Sophie Mutter wears on the cover of her box of Mozart sonatas and related DVD?
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Useful translation practice?

I want to hone my translation skills (English to German), but I'd like my translations to be useful/needed. [more inside]
posted by carrot on Nov 16, 2009 - 8 answers

How to find authentic goods?

Looking to buy a WW2 ring. Help me not get scammed on eBay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Amo Amas Awhat?

Is there a Medieval Linguist in the house? I need a very short conversation between Cistercian nuns in Saxony translated into Medieval Latin. Any help so I don't sound like a complete idiot warmly welcomed. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 23, 2009 - 7 answers

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance?

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance? I know they called the individual resisters "terrorists," but what word did they use to describe the resistance as a whole? (Insurgency, resistance, uprising, rebellion, etc.) This is research for a screenplay - I'm not looking for a discussion about modern parallels, or of what the morally correct word is in various situations. Also, if someone could give me the word in German that would be great! Please no guessing.
posted by bagadonuts on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

The alternate 'Testament of Doctor Mabuse' - Fritz Lang's German and French versions

Having recently learned that Fritz Lang filmed an entirely different, French language, version of The Testament of Doctor Mabuse alongside the 'original' German version, I set out to find it. The only way to get hold of it seems to be via the Criterion DVD, but this is a Region 1 (NTSC) release only. Where else can I get a copy of the alternate Mabuse? Preferably as either a download or as a Region 2 (PAL) release [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Honey, sometimes I have a hard time...Ooooh shiny!

Relationship filter: He's an Austrian in Austria, I'm an American in America, and I have ADHD/Inattentive type. He's not familiar with this concept. What books can I suggest to him? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I learn my 4th language in my 3rd language?

LanguageLearning Filter: I'm about to start taking Turkish classes (my fourth language) in German (my third language). Any tips on how to make this a beneficial experience for all my languages? [more inside]
posted by besonders on Oct 13, 2009 - 3 answers

What does the surname "Naftzger" mean?

Help me track down the meaning of a surname. The name is "Naftzger." It seems to be a Germanic (if not German) word for an occupation (e.g. "Metzger" means "butcher"). But what occupation? What does the "Naf" mean? Bonus points for information on region of origin.
posted by reverend cuttle on Oct 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Bedeute es mir bitte

Need help translating/interpreting Wittgenstein's "Bei der magischen Heilung einer Krankheit bedeutet man ihr, sie möge den Patienten verlassen", esp. the use of bedeuten with a dative object. [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Sep 9, 2009 - 11 answers

A good German

I've failed to find a long-ago post (or - dread thought - it COULD have been a comment!) featuring an astounding young German guitar player performing an extraordinary solo of a classical nature - with dazzling finger technique. [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder on Sep 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Cheap, efficient way to learn German online.

Cheap, efficient way to learn German online. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Aug 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Können Sie ihre Musik, er, stoppen?

I've just moved into a lovely apartment in Frankfurt, Germany, only to discover that my neighbor likes to play loud techno music on his stereo at 1 a.m. I don't speak German. Help? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Aug 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Is English abnormal?

language-philes -- Isnt English weird for not having conjugated verbs? Even its closest relatives - german and the romance languages - have conjugated verbs. Please to explain? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Aug 5, 2009 - 38 answers

European split beds?

Mattress-filter: I recently took a trip to Germany with my wife and was fascinated by some of the hotel beds there. Unlike some other parts of Europe, there were not two single-person beds, but seemed to be two combined. [more inside]
posted by anjiro on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

German to English

Can anyone please translate this short phrase into German? It's from the Rankin-Bass movie, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jul 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me get that puppy

How and where can I buy a male German Shepherd puppy? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jun 12, 2009 - 13 answers

German for day-in-which-the-danger-of-frost-is-gone.

My wife heard a German word for the last frost date, but she can't remember it. Are there any German-speaking gardeners who can tell us? It was a pretty long word with multiple syllables.
posted by RussHy on May 23, 2009 - 5 answers

FSI German recordings

FSI language courses: is this a particular accent, or just the tape? So I'm going through the Foreign Service Institue German program, available online here, and I'm wondering if the speakers on the audio portion have a particular accent or if their pronunciations pretty much the most common. [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on May 20, 2009 - 4 answers

I forgot...

Back in high school, my German language teacher recited this little poem that I never forgot... [more inside]
posted by monospace on May 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Do you have a favorite German radio station?

I'm going to Germany on 21 May. I've been told (by Germans) that my German is good, but I'd still like to do a bit of immersion before I go to get used to hearing it, etc. I'd particularly like to listen to some German radio. Any favorite stations? [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

German filter: Offering condolences in German

German filter: Help me write a bereavement/sympathy/condolence card for someone in Germany. [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

learning german and I have a couple of questions

Learning German, couple of questions... [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Apr 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Crash course German refresher

I have about a month to brush up on my German before I go on a business trip - what are some good resources? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 18, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you say “We speak German” and “We learn German” in your language?

I am making a door-sized poster for my classroom that will have two phrases in fifteen languages: “We speak German” and “We learn/are learning German.” I have German, French, Russian and Romanian covered. I need eleven more. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Mar 7, 2009 - 41 answers

Stay in the US longer?

German national in the US. My six-month J1 (short term research scholar) visa has expired and I am currently allowed to stay no more than thirty more days. I am an EU citizen, not under the 2 year rule, and looking for an option to stay for a few more months (hopefully with the option of working part-time or interning). Any chance of that? (Posted on behalf of a friend.)
posted by limon on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Learn German the hard way!

I'm hoping to start learning German again (I spent a solid 8 years in middle/high school doing my best to avoid learning a single word), and would like to get the ball rolling again by trying to read a book in German. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fairly basic, but entirely adult ( as opposed to young adult) book that would keep me interested/not destroy my will to learn? [more inside]
posted by domakesaypat on Feb 16, 2009 - 16 answers

I listened to Kraftwerk all day

What are the best MeFi-, Robotwisdom-, Agonist-like weblogs from Germany and in the German language ? A previous thread gave me some links, but i do not care for them and they were not in the same league as the blogs mentioned above.
posted by Substrata on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me get back to Berlin

I'm a college senior who wants to move to Berlin next year. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by null14 on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

What was this German not-sausage?

Trying to find a specific kind of German sausage... [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jan 14, 2009 - 12 answers

What was my great-great grandmother's occupation?

Please help with translating this ship manifest. [more inside]
posted by snugglebunny on Jan 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Importing German video games to the US

Where in the US can I buy German versions of PC, PS1, and PS2 games? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Obscure artwork filter

I'm trying to find a specific painting. [more inside]
posted by highfidelity on Nov 30, 2008 - 8 answers

that certain glow

German translation, as direct as possible, of the phrase "singing the glow"? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Help with German-to-English medical translation

What does "wegdrückbar" (in a medical context) mean in English? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

German Business Filter: What are some appropriate ways that Germans "sell" their business?

German Business Filter: What some ways that Germans try to "sell" their business? [more inside]
posted by mjger on Oct 15, 2008 - 1 answer

I need a German savings account

What's the best account for saving money in Germany? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Sprechen Zie Deutsch?

How do I best learn German without attending a school? [more inside]
posted by vansly on Sep 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Names of childhood toys shouldn't be this hard to remember...

Help me remember a random arts-and-crafts kit from my childhood... with a German twist? [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Sep 13, 2008 - 6 answers

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