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 -
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 -
What does "Ms" mean as a material designation on a German engineering drawing?
posted by Mapes
on Sep 5, 2007 -
anyone know where i can find a poster of fritz kahn's classic litho, "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" (Man as Industrial Palace), in toronto?
posted by twistofrhyme
on Aug 7, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
posted by donpedro
on Jun 28, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed?
posted by toxic
on Apr 28, 2007 -
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.
posted by luminous phenomena
on Mar 9, 2007 -
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]
posted by geckoinpdx
on Mar 9, 2007 -
I'm looking for a German word or phrase that: 1) means understood, agreed, got it, capisce, message received, or something along those lines; and 2) can be somewhat easily mangled into sounding like "gooshday". [more inside]
posted by stefanie
on Feb 28, 2007 -
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?
posted by Slenny
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Could someone please explain the meaning and (philosophical) significance of the German term Voraussetzungslosigkeit
? No more inside, I'm afraid.
posted by Urban Hermit
on Oct 25, 2006 -
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]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
I'm going insane trying to remember the name of a German comedian I saw on television a few months ago. [more inside]
posted by Savvas
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Why do many German speakers pronounce the v sound in English as a w? [more inside]
posted by ob
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Korrekt? Ich bin ein Vegan. Ich bin Veganisch.
posted by beerbajay
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Artfilter: What's the name of the installation I saw a video of at the Hirshhorn in Wash DC? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc
on Jul 8, 2006 -
Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
posted by prolific
on Jun 27, 2006 -
It's the name of a song on Tom Waits' album Alice, in which he repeats the word over and over. I assume it's German, but I can't find any translations. If it's not an actual word, does it at least sound like something in German?
posted by monsterhero
on Jun 22, 2006 -
I am working on translating some of Paul Celan's
poems into English. Are there any major differences between my traditional American understanding of poetic analysis and that of German-speaking countries? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai
on Jun 20, 2006 -
I want to learn German. By which I mean I want to do anything that will lead, in the long term, to fluency (by which I mean well enough to live a full life in a German speaking country some day). I have absolutely no experience. I am not a "busy professional" who wants to "learn the basics of communication". I'll be taking Introductory German in college next year (I don't know what textbook they'll be using, or I'd buy that). I have a summer free of distraction (except for a 40 hour workweek) and approximately $50 at the moment (though lets say $100 for the purposes of conversation).
What should I do?
posted by phrontist
on Jun 13, 2006 -
GermanFoodFilter: Do you have the recipe for a creamy dill dressing that my host mother used to serve with cucumbers or bibb lettuce? What about the sauce she served with white asparagus? Others? [more inside]
posted by echo0720
on Jun 2, 2006 -
DictionaryFilter: Looking for a good Italian-Italian style/usage dictionary, ideally just like the Duden #3 Stilwoerterbuch for German (Italian examples, simple words, covers questions of usage more than definitions) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 1, 2006 -
I'm looking for a jokey piece on the Internet which is a treatise on how to reform English which gradually changes into German as you read. [more inside]
posted by dydecker
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Teaching English in Germany, or other jobs for English speakers for a non-German speaker: possible? how? [more inside]
posted by ori
on Apr 17, 2006 -
How do I make a multi-lingual best man's speech at a German wedding? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Apr 3, 2006 -