German Vocab

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Uber's Jahr?

In Englisch Ist "Uber's Jahr" gleiche? same as - Over the years -oder - Through the year? Das Lied ist "Uber's Jahr, Wenn Die Kornblumen Bluhen" Danke Schoen fur deine hilfe Immer musik fur mich Donald

2 replies - Last post by (deleted) - February 1, 2008

das Öhr oder das Ohr

Mein Wörterbuch versetzt das Englische "ear" wie das Öhr und das Ohr. Sind beide Wörter korrekt? Warum ist die Rechtschreibung unterschiedlich? -Danke PS- Beheben Sie bitte meine Grammatik.

1 reply - Last post by sqyntz9 - January 28, 2008

was ist meaning of word

ich weis nicht what is the meaning of the word ausgereschnicht - is title of song - ausgereschnichts du? The word is calculated in german but have not idea as to the exact meaning in english - what can this title mean so as to be better understood in eng...

2 replies - Last post by donald-wilson - November 15, 2007

Lesson 2.1

In the audio lesson 2.1 we are introduced to the word to close- 'geshlossen'. Nik goes on to tell the word for 'to open', which I won't attempt to spell. It sounded as if it started with a 'g'. Since it wasn't a part of the written text of the audio lesso...

1 reply - Last post by wvrussell - November 22, 2007

Ich will or Ich möchte??

Hallo Nathalie, I have a question concerning lesson 3.1. In the one part of the lesson where you talk about renting a car you ask how one would say "I would like to rent a fast car". Paul answers with "Ich will". I thought "Ich...

2 replies - Last post by caz197 - November 7, 2007

What is your profession?

Hi Guys! First post and new customer. I love the program so far and my German email pals are amazed at my improvement in only a few days. I do have a question. I am a 911 emergency dispatcher so how would I phrase that correctly? Thanks :D

2 replies - Last post by (deleted) - October 19, 2007

SOmething I hear on the radio

When I listen to the German radio station, and the news comes on, I can *almost* figure out the opening comments. They say something like: "Es ist zwanzig Uhr. Schön guten abend." I think! I'm just not sure about the "Schön"...

7 replies - Last post by Judywan - March 9, 2007

Sie sind - how can you tell between we and they?

Sie sind in der Stadt. This could mean both 'They are in town'. Or 'We are in the town' Is there any way to tell these two parts of the verb apart? Don't things like this get confusing in conversations? Ken

3 replies - Last post by Ken1 - August 5, 2007

2.2 Numbers Part 1 PDF

I think there is an error, or I'm not learning this as well as I thought. In the fill in the blanks, on page 7, number 6, I think the answer is that I'm 26 and my brother is 31 (we both wish we were!) The answers below say that my brother is 33. Doesn'...

4 replies - Last post by Mark-K - May 22, 2007

verb to jump

Hi i am a bit confused with the word jump is it "hupfen" or "spring" can you help thanks

1 reply - Last post by geoff - May 21, 2007

Meaninig of "sich"

Hi, I'm Gabriel from Montevideo, URUGUAY in South America. I'm a native Spanish speaker, trying to learn German through English. I don't understand the meaning of the word "sich". When I used an online dictionary, it come with others words, l...

1 reply - Last post by gmdeauy - May 13, 2007

What's my profession???

Hey can anyone help. I was trying to explain to my German friend what I did for living an we couldn't come up with a specific answer... could someone please tell me how to say "Marine Biologist". Actually while we are on the subject, coul...

9 replies - Last post by (deleted) - July 6, 2006

Lesson 7.2

I am soooo puzzled. Why is Ski pronounced without the "k" sound? Like "Shee" I even checked my dictionary, and it appears to be the only word that starts with "sk" that doesn't pronounce the "k". Confusion...

2 replies - Last post by Judywan - March 9, 2007

Christmas in Germany

Germans celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December. Most people get together with their families and have a meal together. Here are some phrases you might like to know: Frohe Weihnachten = Merry Christmas Frohes neues Jahr ...

3 replies - Last post by Judywan - January 15, 2007


Hey, I'm new here. Guess this is where I should post for help with some German words. I'm having some difficulty with pronouncing the word "need" in lesson 1.2 Sounds like "bra-cha" or "brow-ha" to me, the gentlemen in...

4 replies - Last post by Sean - January 6, 2007

theological resources

Hello, Does anyone know of a good German theologial dictionary or any other resources to help in this area. Many thanks.

2 replies - Last post by (deleted) - December 7, 2006

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