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
covered. I need eleven more. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai
on Mar 7, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
What are the best MeFi-, Robotwisdom
-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 -
I'm a college senior who wants to move to Berlin next year. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by null14
on Jan 28, 2009 -
German Business Filter: What some ways that Germans try to "sell" their business? [more inside]
posted by mjger
on Oct 15, 2008 -
Based on your own experience in Germany over the last year: is Deutsche Bahn's systemwide smoking ban inside Germany being enforced?
posted by kalapierson
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Any Neue Deutsche Welle experts around? I recently came across an old cassette (probably from '82 or '83) with a bunch of Neue Deutsche Welle songs on it. It could be a homemade mix-tape, or it could be a copy of an officially released compilation. I've been able to tentatively identify about half of the songs, but haven't had any luck with the others. Anyone want to take a crack at them? The first side of the tape is posted here
, and the second side (with mostly unidentified songs) is posted here
. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by nixxon
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 15, 2008 -
What's the excruciatingly correct pronunciation of Berlin-based academic publisher Walter de Gruyter? [w] or [v]? What about their subsidiary, Mouton de Gruyter? Bonus points for IPA.
posted by ormondsacker
on Aug 4, 2008 -
German grammar check: free online tools or Mac freeware/shareware? I have fairly solid German; goal is polishing drafts I'm writing in German, not translating from scratch. Seeking best stopgaps for when I can't afford or barter for a human's time. (And I don't have an MS Office CD with German tools.)
posted by kalapierson
on Jul 28, 2008 -
I want to acquire familiarity with famous works of German literature. What works would a typical person growing up in Germany have been exposed to as classics or as exemplary works? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Jun 12, 2008 -
How do you pronounce the "sz" in a German word or name that begins with it, such as "Szigen" (like the festival) or "Szaggars"?
posted by bondgirl53001
on May 23, 2008 -
I'd like to get a German dictionary/language program for my Blackberry Curve. Any recommendations or caveats? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on May 16, 2008 -
What are some good books in German for a moderately advanced student of the language? [more inside]
posted by pwicks
on May 13, 2008 -
I have one scanned JPG image of one typewritten page of modern German (or possibly modern Swiss-German). What's the best company, service, or person to use to get it translated into English quickly? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I am taking a look at two Marx texts, Capital (V: I) and his Eighteenth Brumaire of Napoleon, which are the best translations? I know there are a few problematic translations with the latter.
posted by christopherbdnk
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Does anyone know of an English-language newspaper directed toward residents of Berlin? [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Mar 27, 2008 -
Scientific History Filter / Native German Speaker Filter. What did Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard's 1985 exclamation, "Das war ja toll!" mean? [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch
on Feb 25, 2008 -
I'm starting to learn German, and I love it- I find everything about the language fascinating, and making my flashcards and doing my speech exercises about how Jan liebt Sara and how das Madchen ist glucklach is the funnest part of my day. I'd like to get good at it. Really, really good. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Feb 11, 2008 -
What does the German word Erbpräfektor
mean? I have some genealogical data in German. I don't speak German. The data mentions a man whose occupation was Erbpräfektor
. What does that mean? If context helps, he lived in Germany in the 19th Century. My dead tree German-English dictionary fails me, as does dict.cc
and Babel Fish
posted by thinman
on Feb 2, 2008 -
My mother was a native-born German citizen. My father was a native-born American citizen. I was born in the United States. Shortly thereafter, my parents divorced and my mom was granted custody of me. I lived in Germany until the age of 5, presumably as a German citizen. Then my father and his family took physical custody of me, and an American court ultimately awarded legal custody to my father. Because I was born in America, I now enjoy US citizenship. Do I still have a claim to dual German and American Citizenship? [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Can anyone help me translate some Kant into English? I don't want to produce an English translation like the kind available on the net, rather a more literal translation, i.e. one that sticks closely to the text. [more inside]
posted by farfaraway
on Jan 29, 2008 -
Where can I learn German online through an actual school/university? [more inside]
posted by lxs
on Jan 27, 2008 -
Which German language singers would you recommend for those of us like French singers such as Carla Bruni and Madeleine Peyroux. I tried Ute Lemper but she seemed a tad on the heavy and intense side. Definitely looking for that cool, jazzy feel.
posted by vac2003
on Jan 24, 2008 -
Help me help a TEACHER!
I have a friend who has 25 years experience teaching French and German in a private school. She's a talented and extremely hard-working teacher, but receives little support, compensation (low-pay), and respect from the school's all male administrators. She feels very stuck-- and unable to change her situation. If she switched over to public schools, she'd likely have to start over, in terms of retirement years put in.
And, like most teachers, she takes a LOT of work home-- and puts in 8-12 hours every weekend grading papers and even offering free tutoring. All of this is NOT compensated. She does it because she's diligent and loves her kids.
I've been trying to convince her that her skills are VALUABLE and the PRIVATE SECTOR would love to have her language skills.
AM I WRONG? Are there jobs in the corporate / non-profit / NGO fields which could use her French / German teaching / translation skills?
I thank you and she'll thank you-- if we can help her get out of a dead-end job!
posted by iam2bz2p
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Somewhere between 1991 and 1994, my father went on a business trip to Germany and visited a company called Elsentooling
. For three years afterwards, they sent our family a Christmas card with one of those extra-small compact discs inside. We still listen to the first one because it's just that good.
However, it's all in German, and I know not a stitch of it, though I'm half German. The second-to-last track (uploaded here
) is some sort of story. Is it something an American would be familiar with if you mentioned the title? If not, I'm curious how the story goes. [more inside]
posted by RobotHeart
on Dec 4, 2007 -
I need to write a paper about Hegel. An eleven-page paper. I have the knowledge, I have the skills, and I sort of have the time. But what about? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Nov 26, 2007 -
My partner LOVES something called "teufel salat", a German devilled meat salad. A friend has, on a couple occasions, brought back cans of the stuff from Deutschland which he hoards and savors.
I would like to try to make it. Does anyone have a recipe for this concoction? Are there any ingredients that will be difficult or impossible to source in the SF Bay Area?
posted by Mmothra
on Nov 8, 2007 -
I recently purchased several boxes of magazines at a garage sale, including copies of a German magazine called "Lisa." It's a typical "woman's magazine" (i.e. fashion, celebrity news, recipes, human interest stories). It's been fun to peruse through it since we don't get much exposure to "foreign" stuff here in the sticks, and one of the recipes caught my eye: Luftige Joghurt-Aprikosen-Torte. [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I really want to watch German-language television to improve my German. How can I do that in the US? [more inside]
posted by jcwagner
on Sep 19, 2007 -
How does one say "Merry Christmas" in Bavaria? Is it Fröhliche Weihnachten? Frohe Weihnachten? Something else? I'm looking for the standard phrase people write in Christmas cards.
posted by The corpse in the library
on Sep 12, 2007 -