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Dark - new German language TV series on Netflix

sfpugh

Netflix has just released a new German language TV show called dark. It appears to be mystery about missing children, time shifting and odd goings on at a mysterious government facility. 
It looks as though it should be pretty good if you like that kind of thing.
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/dec/01/dark-review-a-classy-knotty-time-travelling-whodunnit-for-tv
 

Grant-K1

Thanks sfpugh. I checked it out about two weeks ago. I missed quite a bit of the start. My wife watched it all and she is not even interested in "Deutsch Lernen " lol. Not bad at all or gar nicht so schlecht!

sfpugh

Yes, I enjoyed it, although trying to get the German was a bit distracting. I was planning to watch it again and concentrate more on the learning. The critics seemed to think it was like "Stranger Things" but I don't see it monsters and alternate dimensions v time travel.

Grant-K1

I totally agree oder  ich stimme dir vollkommen zu. I seem to have gotten more out of "Deutch Lernen extra" on youtube when it comes to actually picking up the language. I guess I relate more with "Sam" the American but boy did he seem to learn German fast after an episode or two?

Grus

Grant

sfpugh

Yes I enjoyed "Deutch Lernen extra"  as well, nice and easy to follow. Another one I found was  "Susanne" about a sailboat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SaSfdKcbkc
And I learnt a new word from you zustimmen, thanks! - I wonder if that was in level 1 which I didn't do.

 

Grant-K1

That's funny sfpugh. I watched Susanne as well, well most of it anyway, not bad, I found it to be a lot easier to follow than other German flicks. it seemed like they were speaking a little slower maybe? I always find it a strain on the brain when watching German anything but surely I must get a benefit from it. Well, I think so anyway.
I'm glad you got something out of "zustimmen" I  struggle with saying it in a sentence like...Ich stimme dir zu" or even worse...Ich stimme dir nicht zu.
How do you go with saying Ich, nicht etc. I say it with the "sh" like "Schlafen'. I'm starting to think it supposed to be more like a stressed guttural "ick" but I really struggle when I say the "ick" sound with surrounding words. I sound like a confused cat or something lol.
I learnt zustimmen from "Herr Professor" Manuel's verb juggling. His verb juggling podcasts are really good in my opinion. He sends out a verb juggling lesson every second day or so (you have to sign up on his list) Like I said, I think he's very good. He's on Italki as well. If money was no object I would definitely learn with him via skype etc. It's just that he's a bit too pricey for my humble means.
 I promised I'd give him a plug on occasions so I hope he gets something out of this. He seems like a good guy, although I have never spoken to him just via email and listening to his sample lessons with students. He prefers on speaking from day one more even if you make a lot of mistakes. I also noticed he is really patient with some of his students which really impressed me. One in particular ( I won't be saying his name on the forum)

Grus

Grant

sfpugh

Thanks for recommending "HerrProfessor", I found the website and it looks interesting. I will certainly check it out properly when the festive period is over.

On Ich mich etc I am not sure that I am qualified to give advice. The online dictionaries such as https://en.langenscheidt.com/german-english/ich have examples. I can't think of an exact English equivalent sound. The nearest I can think of is like "ick" but without the final stop that makes the "k"so it is soft.

I certainly find some work combinations real tongue twisters when I try to repeat them in time with the native speakers.

Grant-K1

You're welcome sfpugh with "herr Professor. I hope you get something out of it. I have been watching "Berlin Station" on Netflix. It's mostly in English. It's about a CIA station in Berlin. I really like the parts in German.

Pass auf

Grant

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