German Vocab

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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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