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Avoiding cigarettes in Wien/Vienna and other smoker-friendly cities

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 - 9 answers

German filter

German filter: help me decipher these slang terms my uncle used [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy on Sep 5, 2006 - 21 answers

What's this comedian's name?

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 - 2 answers

W for v substitution when some Germans speak English

Why do many German speakers pronounce the v sound in English as a w? [more inside]
posted by ob on Aug 8, 2006 - 24 answers

Ein bisschen Frieden

Looking for examples of German anti-war, anti-nazi poetry. [more inside]
posted by prolific on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

WTF bin ich?

Korrekt? Ich bin ein Vegan. Ich bin Veganisch.
posted by beerbajay on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

May I ask a (German) favor?

What's a "German Favor"? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Jul 16, 2006 - 13 answers

german translation

Could some please translate a couple of phrases from German for me? [more inside]
posted by dydecker on Jul 13, 2006 - 18 answers

What's that art installation I saw?

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 - 3 answers

Metal regiert in meine Meisterplan

Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
posted by prolific on Jun 27, 2006 - 4 answers

What does "Kommienezuspadt" mean?

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 - 14 answers

Poetic analysis: different countries, different methods?

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 - 5 answers

Nu Klar!

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 - 27 answers

Ve haff vays!

Help me with a German accent. [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Jun 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Yummy german recipes?

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 - 7 answers

Beyond achtung and sig heil.

My brother and I would like to learn German. Any book recommendations or other tips? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Jun 1, 2006 - 30 answers

Desperately seeking Germans

How can I find young German people willing to answer a paid questionaire? [more inside]
posted by godawful on May 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Wie sagt man "use case" auf Deutsch?

What word for "use" would you use for "use" in the term use case in German, and why? [more inside]
posted by pax digita on May 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Italian Style/Usage Dictionary? (No English)

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 - 6 answers

English spelling article

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 - 7 answers

Teaching English in Germany?

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 - 7 answers

German jokes at a bi-lingual wedding

How do I make a multi-lingual best man's speech at a German wedding? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 3, 2006 - 6 answers

German vocabulary

Where can I get hold of German vocabulary lessons/lists on cd or mp3? [more inside]
posted by booksprite on Mar 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Schlappi? Drogodil? WTF?

What the hell is "Schlappi Das Kleine Drogodil" about? I hear it everywhere. Something about a crocodile with a prescription drug habit?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 13, 2006 - 8 answers

How to entertain an international audience at a wedding?

I am to be the best man at a wedding of a German and Italian (the bride). I have been asked by the couple to speak in English on the day. Most people attending should be able to understand some English but unfortunately there will still be a number who will not understand. Any clever ideas on how to bridge the language barrier? German humour and Italian humour - what are they? Are they compatible? How could I work them together? As I am British, I don't know the different customs and practices at Italian weddings and German weddings. What are the things I should really make a point of doing and not doing? Are there some finer touches that would really go down well? [more inside]
posted by BritishBestMan on Mar 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Wie Sagt Man....

A long time ago, I was given to understand that there was a German word to denote "the sheer cussedness of things"... [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Mar 1, 2006 - 14 answers

Help Me Say the Rev's Name Right

GermanLanguageFilter/TheologyFilter. What is the correct pronunciation of the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's name? Definitive opinions sought. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 26, 2006 - 10 answers

Deutschsprachige Aldaily?

I really enjoy Arts and Letters Daily and Political Theory Daily Review. Are there any german equivalents?
posted by austin5000 on Feb 26, 2006 - 3 answers

How to effectively taunt in German at lan parties?

I'm trying to find a link that was (I think) posted on MeFi 2 or 3 years back, but my searches have been fruitless. It was a flash 'game' that taught handy German taunts for lan parties. [more inside]
posted by starscream on Feb 22, 2006 - 2 answers

What German valentines traditions are there?

I'm currently in a long distance relationship with a beautiful German woman (hooray). However, with Valentines day coming up is there anything I need to know? [more inside]
posted by prentiz on Feb 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Looking for the name of a german actress

GermanActressFilter: Looking for the name of a german actress. I only have some vague info :-/ [more inside]
posted by slater on Dec 25, 2005 - 9 answers

Was ist Zimtstern?

Was ist zimtstern? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Dec 18, 2005 - 11 answers

Ein Lämmchen, ein Lämmchen!

Please help me locate a place to buy a copy of the german animated short from 1930 called Das Lämmchen (the original title seems to be Chad Gadjo. [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Dec 2, 2005 - 1 answer

German language novel on nuclear proliferation

Name that book: It's a German language novel in which several heavyweights of science address nuclear proliferation. [more inside]
posted by FissionChips on Dec 1, 2005 - 9 answers

How easy is it to emigrate to the US from the EU

How difficult would it be for a married couple (1 german, 1 english) currently living in london - to move to live and work in US - for example to san francisco [more inside]
posted by Svea on Nov 25, 2005 - 23 answers

Die Zeitung!

I need some help finding online images of newspapers written in German from the 1800 or early 1900s. [more inside]
posted by rokabiri on Oct 25, 2005 - 2 answers

How to Learn German from a Native Speaker Who's Never Taught?

I've decided that I would like to learn German from my best friend, who is Austrian. We have no idea how to go about doing this. We're thinking that I need to learn basic grammar and syntax first, but I'm not terribly concerned with reading or writing German. I'd like to get some textbook and curriculum recommendations and hear from anyone who has taught their native language to a friend.
posted by lunalaguna on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Most boring game show ever?

Help me identify a bizarre German game show. [more inside]
posted by googly on Aug 30, 2005 - 10 answers

How to make a German company pay its bill?

How do you force a German company to pay a bill? I.e., what is the German equivalent of a civil suit and how hard is it to bring one? (Details inside, if you want the full scoop.) [more inside]
posted by harrietwrath on Jun 30, 2005 - 2 answers


A friend was telling me that the test to get a driver's license in Germany was incredibly difficult, much more so than in the U.S. Has anyone taken it, or heard similar tales?
posted by dearleader on Jun 14, 2005 - 22 answers

Commitment to learn a language?

What sort of daily time commitment is required to make strong progress in picking up a language? Granted, this varies greatly from person to person, but I want to hear about your experiences. I can only muster 45 minutes of German grammar a day. Will this get me somewhere, or am I chasing after wind?
posted by ori on May 17, 2005 - 14 answers

What is "Mien Kemp"?

German scholars, historians, copyeditors, and anyone else: Can someone explain to me why an author whose book I'm editing has cited Hitler's Mein Kampf as "Mien Kemp"? Google doesn't elicit much in English, and I'm unilingual, alas. As far as I know, American English is my author's native language. Is he just a lousy speller? (Looks like it could be Dutch, but that's just a guess.)
posted by scratch on Apr 4, 2005 - 13 answers

Help translating lines from Goethe's Faust Part 2?

Help translating two lines from Goethe's Faust, Part 2? [more inside]
posted by scody on Feb 25, 2005 - 7 answers

How can I get a bottle of German liqueuer in America?

There's a wonderful liqueur that I'd like to buy as a gift, but it's only available from a distillery in Germany. I contacted the distillery, and with my somewhat limited German, was able to ask about shipment to the US. They can ship it, but don't accept payment via credit card, but rather "mit Rechnung." This I believe to be "by check," but I'm not sure. Has anyone had experience with this kind of transaction? Some German sites I saw which also require that kind of payment have forms that ask for a password. Is this an EU thing only?
posted by icetaco on Dec 3, 2004 - 17 answers

Is there really a font named German Bold Italic and where can I get it for a Mac?

Is there really a font named German Bold Italic? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Oct 24, 2004 - 12 answers

Pronunciation of Mies

How do you pronounce the German name Mies, as in Mies van der Rohe? Does it rhyme with keys?
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 24, 2004 - 13 answers

'Old MacDonald' in German

old macdonald had a farm - i need it in german. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 27, 2004 - 10 answers

Help requested for translation of bit of German audio.

Help requested for translation of bit of German audio [mi]. [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Jun 25, 2004 - 6 answers

Moving to Germany from the U.S.

I'm moving to Germany from the U.S. in six weeks, and I'm looking for advice from anyone who has done something similar. This thread has been somewhat helpful, but a little too focused on immigration issues (I don't expect a problem with this). [more inside] [more inside]
posted by moonbiter on Jun 10, 2004 - 19 answers

Help me find more information on my 1968 Bach Messe in H-Moll records.

I have spent the last day looking for information in a particular set of records I own. They are in perfect condition, 1968 Bach's Messe in H-Moll. It is first run, original. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Apr 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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