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]
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.
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]
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]
Where can I learn German online through an actual school/university? [more inside]
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.
I want to find native German speakers to practice conversation with in New York. [more inside]
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!
Best place to learn German in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
How should I shop for a German Shepherd from a breeder in Germany? [more inside]
What does "vorEhrfurchtErzitter" mean? I don't speak a lick of German. [more inside]
I really want to watch German-language television to improve my German. How can I do that in the US? [more inside]
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.
I have one year (actually about 11 months and 20 days) to learn German from almost scratch. Help! [more inside]
What does "Ms" mean as a material designation on a German engineering drawing?
Does anyone know the German word that means, roughly, 'accidental expert'? [more inside]
Dog Whisperer Filter: My 2 y/o neutered German Shepard has suddenly become dog aggressive. [more inside]
My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not dysplasia, but is it more than arthritis? [more inside]
Help me find the name of a German song! [more inside]
anyone know where i can find a poster of fritz kahn's classic litho, "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" (Man as Industrial Palace), in toronto? [more inside]
Help me with a German sentence (quote?). German speakers: is the following sentence a quote from German literature? It's in reference to a picture of a Jewish headstone with pebbles on it. "Wieviel Wissen wird unter diesen Steinen liegen" Just wondering if this is a literary quote, or merely the musings of the commentor.
I am requesting a short German translation, preferably from a native speaker from the DDR, or a native speaker with lots of exposure to German language communist propaganda. [more inside]
Please help me find the etymology for the German word "kitsch". [more inside]
Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
Is there an archive of German comics anywhere in Germany? (Or even elsewhere) [more inside]
I need to catalog a reprint of a book of Constructivist graphic designs. Everything's in Russian and German. Can anybody tell me more about it? [more inside]
What was the cultural significance of a hood, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
Please help me translate some graffiti in German [more inside]
Can anyone help me get a copy of DragonDictate in German or French, or point me towards a discrete speech voice recognition program in either language that's currently on the market? [more inside]
What language should I study? [more inside]
What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed? [more inside]
Recommendations for a German-speaking US-based travel agent? [more inside]
Contacting the ex is completely out of the question, but holy mother of croutons her salad dressing was fantastic. She is of Russian-German descent and grew up in the greater Chicago area. Her German grandmother gave her the recipe, supposedly. I have researched German salad dressing to no avail. While telling the truth was not her strength, I cannot find the recipe anywhere, which lends credence to the family recipe story. I have tried and failed to re-create it on my own, many times. The ingredients that I know are in the salad dressing are: aromat (which knowing now that it is MSG, means I will probably leave it out, but might hint at when the recipe was originally created) green onions, tarragon vinegar, one raw egg, fresh cracked black pepper, salt, sugar. I would guess there is garlic in it too, but I am not certain. After reading this post, I'm pretty sure it's not this. I don't remember dill being a strong flavor in the dressing. I've experimented with adding various spices and using olive oil/vegetable oil and cannot get it right. It looks a bit like Caesar salad dressing, but darker in color and less viscous. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks in advance.
Hilfe! Any resources out there to teach someone how to think German? Not think in German, but to think like a German. I've been trying to teach my other half German (at his request), but it hasn't been easy... [more inside]
I am helping my German girlfriend write her resume for a position in America (WI). What is the American equivalent for the "Erstes Staatsexamen für Lehramt"? Is this a Masters or a Bachelors in Education? Does the state one is applying to make a difference?
Could someone please explain the meaning and (philosophical) significance of the German term Voraussetzungslosigkeit? No more inside, I'm afraid.
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
German filter: help me decipher these slang terms my uncle used [more inside]
I'm going insane trying to remember the name of a German comedian I saw on television a few months ago. [more inside]
Why do many German speakers pronounce the v sound in English as a w? [more inside]
Looking for examples of German anti-war, anti-nazi poetry. [more inside]
Korrekt? Ich bin ein Vegan. Ich bin Veganisch.
What's a "German Favor"? [more inside]
Could some please translate a couple of phrases from German for me? [more inside]
Artfilter: What's the name of the installation I saw a video of at the Hirshhorn in Wash DC? [more inside]