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Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:19 am

Hola! Bonjour! Guten tag! Hallo! Kia ora~!

Yes, in this thread, we can discuss our attempts to become bilingual (or trilingual :shock: ). We might be able to teach each other some common words and phrases. :wink:
It is also useful if we want to travel to other countries, yes.

Currently I am trying to learn German. I know a few common phrases. :hrm:
Ja, mein, nein, ich, die, hier...

Now I present to you: The German Alphabet! :D

ah-beh-seh-deh-eh-eff-geh-kah-ee-yot-kal-el-em-en-oh-peh-que-ar-ess-tee-ooh-far-feh-eeks-oopsilon-zeht

Yes, so, you can continue.
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:58 am

Very cool Oz! My son Jason is learning german also.. he will begin his second year monday.

I wish I could speak spanish.. but I am really bad a memorization :(
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:01 am

bakergirl30 wrote:Very cool Oz! My son Jason is learning german also.. he will begin his second year monday.

I wish I could speak spanish.. but I am really bad a memorization :(


I learned quite a bit of Spanish last year. I don't have the greatest memory, but I can remember some phrases, and pronunciations.
Muoy caliente! Muoy bueno~!
Si, senor.
And probably more. :P

I wish I could take a German class. We don't have any where I live.
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby vmh » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:06 am

I was going to attempt to write a note in Spanish but it's been almost a year since I've taken a Spanish course and I'm a bit rusty. I could understand certain words and phrases when I see it in written form but if someone is speaking to me in Spanish, it's more difficult for me to decipher.

A few semesters ago, I wrote a few pages entirely in Spanish and I was so proud of myself. I had it checked by a tutor and rewrote it and everything. Then I went to show my friend (a Spanish speaker) what I had accomplished in 6 weeks and he said, "You write like a 5th grader." :|
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:06 am

He's taking it in high school. In Texas ( i don't know if it's the same every where) you have to have 3 years of a foreign language. So he picked german.

I know how to order more margaritas in spanish.. dos mas margaritas por favor! I really don't know if I spelt that right! :lol: but I know how to say it.. that's most important!!
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:08 am

Dos mas margaritas por favor.
I'll have to remember that. :drinkers:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:11 am

I have found it very useful over the years! :lol:

I can understand some if someone is talking to me in spanish but they have to be speaking slowly.

I worked for a german bakery for over 6 yrs and I can barley mumble a few words and poorly. :oops:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby SuzyBatt » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:17 am

I took a German class in university and did ok. It's the grammar that gets me. It didn't hurt that I was dating a Swiss-German guy at the time. Funny thing was that when I went to do my oral - it was a conversation with the teacher in her office - I kept saying 'si' instead of 'ja'. Which is so ridiculous because 'ja' sounds so much more like 'yeah'! She must have thought I was a nut bar. I enrolled for a second year, but broke up with the boyfriend. So, I dropped the class. :oops:

If anyone needs any help with their French, or a little bit of Italian, I'd be happy to oblige! :D
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:26 am

Aw, Suzy! :hug: That stinks on ice.

Apparently Mozart wrote a song in German called Leck mich im Arsch, meaning lick me in the... bum. :roll:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:34 am

Ozpot wrote:Aw, Suzy! :hug: That stinks on ice.

Apparently Mozart wrote a song in German called Leck mich im Arsch, meaning lick me in the... bum. :roll:



:shock: Really?? wow..
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:38 am

Allow me to try some German phrases. 8)

Ich heiße Ozpot. My name is Ozpot.
Ich bin Ozpot. I am Ozpot.
Das ist sehr gut! That is very good!
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:40 am

bakergirl30 wrote:
Ozpot wrote:Aw, Suzy! :hug: That stinks on ice.

Apparently Mozart wrote a song in German called Leck mich im Arsch, meaning lick me in the... bum. :roll:



:shock: Really?? wow..


Leck mich im Arsch is a canon in B-flat major composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 231 (K. 382c), with lyrics in German. It was one of a set of at least six canons probably written in Vienna in 1782.[1] Sung by six voices as a three-part round, it is thought to be a party piece for his friends.

A literal translation of the song's title and lyrics into English would be "Lick me in the arse". A more idiomatic translation would be "Kiss my arse", or even "Get stuffed".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leck_mich_im_Arsch


Mozart was an odd fellow. :|
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:43 am

Mein farrhad ist schwanger weider.

That's right.. : "my bicycle is pregnant again" This is what a friend of mine went around saying for the longest time thinking he was actually saying something. :doh: He was viry embarrassed to find out ^^ that's what he was really saying.
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby bakergirl30 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:45 am

Ozpot wrote:
bakergirl30 wrote:
Ozpot wrote:Aw, Suzy! :hug: That stinks on ice.

Apparently Mozart wrote a song in German called Leck mich im Arsch, meaning lick me in the... bum. :roll:



:shock: Really?? wow..


Leck mich im Arsch is a canon in B-flat major composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 231 (K. 382c), with lyrics in German. It was one of a set of at least six canons probably written in Vienna in 1782.[1] Sung by six voices as a three-part round, it is thought to be a party piece for his friends.

A literal translation of the song's title and lyrics into English would be "Lick me in the arse". A more idiomatic translation would be "Kiss my arse", or even "Get stuffed".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leck_mich_im_Arsch


Mozart was an odd fellow. :|



Wow.. he most certainly was an odd little fellow! :lol:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:47 am

bakergirl30 wrote:Mein farrhad ist schwanger weider.

That's right.. : "my bicycle is pregnant again" This is what a friend of mine went around saying for the longest time thinking he was actually saying something. :doh: He was viry embarrassed to find out ^^ that's what he was really saying.


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