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"Walter de Gruyter": Dutch or Deutch?

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 - 10 answers

Reality check in German

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 - 2 answers

Essential texts in German literature?

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 - 13 answers

Am I responsible for the Holocaust?

Am I responsible for the Holocaust? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 10, 2008 - 75 answers

Need help with a German pronounciation

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 - 14 answers

Help My Blackberry Speak German

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 - 1 answer

Ich brauche Bücher!

What are some good books in German for a moderately advanced student of the language? [more inside]
posted by pwicks on May 13, 2008 - 17 answers

Suggestions for a good German to English translation service?

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 - 8 answers

Which Marx translations are 'canonical?'

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 - 1 answer

New Yorker in Berlin in English?

Does anyone know of an English-language newspaper directed toward residents of Berlin? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Mar 27, 2008 - 3 answers

What next after French?

Is there any point learning German? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Mar 25, 2008 - 34 answers

How do I survive in my third language?

Please help me survive a whole year of school in my third language! [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Mar 13, 2008 - 6 answers

What can "Das war ja toll!" mean?

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 - 11 answers

Me Talk Pretty German One Day

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 - 31 answers

What does the German word Erbpräfektor mean?

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 - 15 answers

Do I Have Claim to Dual German and American Citizenship?

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 - 33 answers

Can anyone help me with my Kant-induced headache?

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 - 10 answers

Can I learn German in a structured, online course?

Where can I learn German online through an actual school/university? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jan 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Recommended German-language singers similar to French language singers

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 - 6 answers

Wo kann ich Gespräche auf Deutsch in New York finden?

I want to find native German speakers to practice conversation with in New York. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Dec 11, 2007 - 9 answers

HELP me help a TEACHER!

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 - 9 answers

Best German Classes in Sydney?

Best place to learn German in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 9, 2007 - 3 answers

German story (folktale?) on Christmas CD

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 - 5 answers

All Day I Dream About The two-foldedness of the essence of the active concept of free will.

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 - 13 answers

Teufel Salat Recipe?

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 - 9 answers

Calling All German-Speaking Mefites/Cooks!

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 - 20 answers

Help me a doggie from a foreign country

How should I shop for a German Shepherd from a breeder in Germany? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Oct 28, 2007 - 13 answers

"vorEhrfurchtErzitter"? Hoffen Sie mich!

What does "vorEhrfurchtErzitter" mean? I don't speak a lick of German. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Wie kann mann fersehen?

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 - 14 answers

A merry Bavarian Christmas to you

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 - 2 answers

Learning German in one year

I have one year (actually about 11 months and 20 days) to learn German from almost scratch. Help! [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Sep 10, 2007 - 30 answers

"Ms" on a German engineering drawing

What does "Ms" mean as a material designation on a German engineering drawing?
posted by Mapes on Sep 5, 2007 - 8 answers

German for 'accidental expert'?

Does anyone know the German word that means, roughly, 'accidental expert'? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Sep 1, 2007 - 7 answers

A teddy bear acting up to his image needs your help

Dog Whisperer Filter: My 2 y/o neutered German Shepard has suddenly become dog aggressive. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Aug 31, 2007 - 23 answers

My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not hip dysplasia but is it more than arthritis?

My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not dysplasia, but is it more than arthritis? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Aug 31, 2007 - 11 answers

German song name

Help me find the name of a German song! [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Aug 20, 2007 - 5 answers

kunstpalast fur industriepalast?

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]
posted by twistofrhyme on Aug 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Wie, bitte?

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.
posted by nax on Jul 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Wording on DDR foreign aid?

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]
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 15, 2007 - 3 answers

German etymology of "kitsch"

Please help me find the etymology for the German word "kitsch". [more inside]
posted by Durhey on Jul 12, 2007 - 10 answers

... Aprikose in der Hose, und eine Bratwurst dazu.

Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Need a clever ending to a German song

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]
posted by DirtyCreature on Jun 18, 2007 - 8 answers

German Comics Archive?

Is there an archive of German comics anywhere in Germany? (Or even elsewhere) [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics on Jun 5, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me identify this Constructivist book.

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]
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Hoods in 60's Germany

What was the cultural significance of a hood, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on May 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Please help me translate

Please help me translate some graffiti in German [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on May 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Auf Deutsch, bitte!

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]
posted by Soliloquy on May 20, 2007 - 1 answer

What language should I study?

What language should I study? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on May 7, 2007 - 25 answers

What is that german word? Farviewenbier?

What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed? [more inside]
posted by toxic on Apr 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Recommendations for a German-speaking US-based travel agent?

Recommendations for a German-speaking US-based travel agent? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

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