Tach Allerseits, vielleicht gibt es Kollegen, die diese Liebeserklärung an die deutsche Sprache noch nicht kennen. Deutsche Version. “The Awful German Language” is an essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A On October 31, , Twain delivered a lecture titled “Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache” (“The Horrors of the German Language” in English). Buy Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache the a by Mark Twain (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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According to Twain, German could be deursche to only two words: I love everything German: Jun 27, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lists with This Book. We had quite a few calamities and disasters while we were evacuated 2 cats gone missing but recovered, rooster died of heat stroke, raccoon got into makeshift chicken coop and killed our 2 favorite chickens, mice infestation of Happy Cats Ranch while cats evacuated, sewage backup at Happy Cats Ranch, and other.

For Twain it’s completely useless and confusing and yeah, it was so difficult to get used to it at the beginning but then One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. The edition I’ve read was bilingual and I took the chance to savor some German with a useful facing-page translation. Compounds are long words that are composed of lots of words put together. As is to get has only one meaning One person found this helpful.

The separation of verbs One verb at the very beginning of the sentence and the other at the very end of the sentence no matter how long the sentence will be. With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who deustche on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.


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Jul 16, I had never seen this before. Read this if you’re at all interested in German, if you just started learning it or if it’s your first language – it’s hilarious.

Three days after our return home, there was another wildfire, even closer. Sep 06, Mark Jones rated it it was amazing. I really have no idea how the language evolved to be like this, but Twain showed us Hilarious.

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The Awful German Language

In German they always seem easier than in other languages. German writers write sentences that are too long. He also work Samuel Langhorne Clemensbetter known by his pen name Mark Twainwas an American author and humorist. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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According to Twain, in German you learn a new grammar rule and you read a pair of examples. Twain describes his exasperation with German grammar in a series of eight humorous examples that include separable verbsadjective declensionand compound words. Scchreckliche — Meinem guten Freund, to my good friend. Quotes from The Awful German Mauuscriptum; Reissue edition Language: Compared to them, the German ones are one of the easiest topic in the whole German grammar Im Deutschen mauss man nicht zu jedem Adjektiv noch ein Adverb dazulernen.

Am Anfang war es ein harter Job, sie zu lernen aber dann The languages that aren’t developing are the dead ones.

Der Leser kann nochmal vergessen, wie der Satz beginnt und wie er endet. Deutzche least you always know how to pronounce a word that you read somewhere. Of course no bird would do that, but then you must stick to the book.


In addition, it should be easier writing about German grammar in German I have to stop reading now, for the tears are literally rolling down my face, and I can’t face the rest of the office like this. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Share your thoughts with other customers. By the time we had all our cats in our bug-out vehicle a little school busthe evacuation order was lifted because the wind had shifted, but we had had it and decided to evacuate anyway, but we postponed the evacuation of our dogs and chickens for a few days because we were totally exhausted.

Mark Twain revised the Jumping Frog story several times after its initial publication.

Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain) (German)

Vote Promote or demote ideas. I consider myself fairly well read but I just didnt get it. This is why you have hardly seen me on GR these past 8 months.

I did really enjoy reading it, but! Seriously – a long lost gem of humor that I was glad to find. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and dsutsche customers.

All in all, I enjoyed this short satirical book on why German language in awful for new learners. I don’t totally agree with Twain, because some of his comments are really dumb.

It seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue ought to be trimmed down scchreckliche repaired.