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How German Sounds to Other Languages
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Posted on 07/31/2013 12:34:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler

Es ist lustig, weil es wahr ist. Clicky


TOPICS: Humor; Travel
KEYWORDS: german; language

1 posted on 07/31/2013 12:34:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

bttt


2 posted on 07/31/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL I love German.

Its like the Klingon of human languages.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 12:41:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Kinda funny, but a lot of the Slavic languages sound that way.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 12:42:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hine klingen hoon schlargerfargerkite.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek

Krankenwagen!! Love that.

Sounds like everyone is pissed off all the time. :)


6 posted on 07/31/2013 12:53:25 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: jodyel

“Im pupik gehapt haben! Yah?!” - Moe Hailstone’s Moronic for Moron’s speech.

It ain’t German, but WOW. What he got away with.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 1:05:49 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL - thanks, I needed that!


8 posted on 07/31/2013 1:08:53 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Jeff Chandler

Krankenhaus (hospital) always strikes me as funny. I mean where else would you go when you’re cranky and sick, to the krankenhaus, of course!


9 posted on 07/31/2013 1:10:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: All

if i’m not mistaken, the only ethnic people that the media feels its ok to offend.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 1:14:03 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Jeff Chandler

The German word for bra - kiepzemvromvloppen

The German word for Lomotil - haltzemvrompupen

German can be quite amusing.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Jeff Chandler
"In German, all the Nouns begin with a capital letter. Now that is a good idea; and a good idea, in this language, is necessarily conspicuous from its lonesomeness. I consider this capitalizing of nouns a good idea, because by reason of it you are almost always able to tell a noun the minute you see it. You fall into error occasionally, because you mistake the name of a person for the name of a thing, and waste a good deal of time trying to dig a meaning out of it. German names almost always do mean something, and this helps to deceive the student. I translated a passage one day, which said that "the infuriated tigress broke loose and utterly ate up the unfortunate fir forest" (Tannenwald). When I was girding up my loins to doubt this, I found out that Tannenwald in this instance was a man's name.

Every noun has a gender, and there is no sense or system in the distribution; so the gender of each must be learned separately and by heart. There is no other way. To do this one has to have a memory like a memorandum-book. In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl. See how it looks in print -- I translate this from a conversation in one of the best of the German Sunday-school books:

"Gretchen: Wilhelm, where is the turnip?
Wilhelm: She has gone to the kitchen.
Gretchen: Where is the accomplished and beautiful English maiden?
Wilhelm: It has gone to the opera."

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- Mark Twain, The Awful German Language.

12 posted on 07/31/2013 1:24:16 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Jeff Chandler
My favorite word in German is Sitzpinkler , referring to one who sits to urinate, especially a male.
13 posted on 07/31/2013 1:26:34 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Gumdrop

14 posted on 07/31/2013 1:30:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Ich bin ein Stehsprechler!"
15 posted on 07/31/2013 1:33:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

If I followed their rules on this, they’d wind up with a wet stall door and floor.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Gumdrop
The German word for bra - kiepzemvromvloppen

I thought it was titsling. After the good Dr. Titsling.

17 posted on 07/31/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: TheConservativeParty

lol


18 posted on 07/31/2013 1:43:39 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TheConservativeParty

It comes from those old pre-electric hospital beds.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 1:44:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dr. Sivana

My favorite German word is Lickspittle

meaning a Jay Carney


20 posted on 07/31/2013 1:44:28 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!


21 posted on 07/31/2013 1:44:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

That’s something serious there...

Watch out for those wall mounted lasers, everyone!


22 posted on 07/31/2013 1:44:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sherman Logan

wow.

Its like that in a lot of languages, a short word in English might be long in another or vice versa for a long word.

I think Korean might be the only language where Neh (nay) means YES


23 posted on 07/31/2013 1:44:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I recently watched the Swedish version of the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Darn good, BTW.

What amazed me was how much Swedish sounds like English. As if you aren’t listening to the words themselves, just the sound of the language. It’s easy to spot Italian, Spanish, German, French, etc.

But Swedish sounds just like English.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 1:48:04 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: cripplecreek

I was looking at a book a few years ago that was a history of the world through the prism of language. It made the point that, unlike English or Spanish, German had never caught on anywhere.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 1:49:57 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Sherman Logan

The Swedish “version” is the original, isn’t it?


26 posted on 07/31/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Mr. K
meaning a Jay Carney

That would be Dummkopf!

27 posted on 07/31/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Sherman Logan

Swedish and English are both Germanic languages.

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28 posted on 07/31/2013 1:54:49 PM PDT by Mears
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To: GeronL

Yup. Haven’t seen the American version.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 2:18:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: GeronL
In modern Greek the word nai meaning "yes" is pronounced "neh." In ancient Greek it was spelled the same but pronounced like "nigh." (One example is in Matt. 5.37.)

In modern Greek the word for "no" sounds similar to our word "OK."

30 posted on 07/31/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

lol


31 posted on 07/31/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jeff Chandler

I like this one...

Auspuff (exhaust)


32 posted on 07/31/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

If French is the language of love, German is the language of hate.

Ollie Riedel (Bass player for Rammstein)

Ich tu dir weh!!!


33 posted on 07/31/2013 4:52:02 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

european languages are similar but different in the way asian languages are.

Chinese shows online grate on my hearing like nails on a chalkboard (but if Rainie Yang is in it, its worth it). Japanese sometimes is simply annoying....

Korean, I like a lot.


34 posted on 07/31/2013 4:55:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
I like German when Rammstein sings it.

Six smoking hot men in lederhosen - what's not to like :-)


35 posted on 07/31/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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