Video 20 Sep 298,700 notes

mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

Photo 19 Sep 1,303 notes speutschlish:

Prepositions in German! You are the green dot!
See: [Spanish] [French] [Greek] [Gato] [Polish] [Dutch] [English] [Romanian] [Italian] [Arabic] [Malay] [Welsh] [German]
Text 19 Sep 12,948 notes

the-prankster:

glee4ever:

melodies-of-shibuya:

I love german - seriously

"Jemanden festnehmen means to arrest someone

 While "Jemanden fest nehmen  means to fuck someone hard. 。◕‿◕。

zusammenkommen - meet

zusammen kommen - having an orgasm together

and don’t forget the classic:

gut zu Vögeln sein - to be good to birds

gut zu vögeln sein - to be good in bed

Video 16 Sep 20 notes

wikitongues:

Halò! Ciamar a tha thu? The #WeeklyTonuge is Scottish Gaelic, known natively as Gàidhlig, and sometimes simply as Gaelic in English. Though it’s spoken throughout Scotland, Gàidhlig is most densely native to the country’s northwest, especially the Isle of Sky, where there are still communities with Gaelic-speaking majorities.

A Celtic language of Goidelic family, Scottish Gaelic is related closely to Irish and Manx, and is in fact derived from Old Irish, so much so that as recently as 15th century, the language was called Erse by its speakers. 

Today, Gàidhlig is a recognized minority language in the United Kingdom through its official status in Scotland — which will be maintained if Scotland becomes independent — although it is not official on the European level, and has experienced a decline in speakers since 2001. Nevertheless, Scottish Gaelic has simultaneously enjoyed a steady increase in speakers under 20 years-old, an indication that the language’s future remains vibrant.

Outside Scotland, there are notable diaspora communities in Canada, where a unique dialect called Canadian Gaelic has attained regionally official status, as well as in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. All together, the Scottish Gaelic community is formed by some 87,000 people, 57,000 of whom command native fluency in the language. 

If you or someone you know is a Gaelic speaker, submit a video to Wikitongues! Over the next two weeks, as the world watches Scotland’s independence referendum, we’ll be featuring more Gàidhlig videos, as well speakers of Scots and Scottish English

For more information, you can visit Wikipedia's and Ethnologue's entries on the language. If you're learning Scottish Gaelic and want some practice, visit Omniglot for Gàidhlig phrases, or try reading the Gaelic Wikipedia, the Gàidhlig Uicipeid.

SAMPLE PHRASES

Welcome Fàilte or Ceud mìle fàilte

Hello Hàlo or Ciamo a tha thu/sibh?

How are you? Ciamar a tha thu/sibh? or Dè mar a tha thu/sibh?

I’m fine, thanks. And you? Tha gu math, tapadh leat/leibh? or Ciamar a tha thu/sibh-fhein?

Long time no see! 'S fhada bho nach fhaca mi thu/sibh!

Cheers (lit. Good health)! Slàinte Mhath! (listen)

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Link 15 Sep 35 notes German kid's movies»

germanlanguagerocks:

a-bwarten asked me to recommend some German kid’s movies - well, here we go!

  • Bibi Blocksberg
  • Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen
  • Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
  • Das fliegende Klassenzimmer
  • Das Sams
  • Die wilden Hühner (I - III)
  • Die wilden Kerle (I - V)
  • Emil und…
Photo 14 Sep 87 notes mapsontheweb:

Germany: Cities with 50,000 or more inhabitants

mapsontheweb:

Germany: Cities with 50,000 or more inhabitants

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

Photo 14 Sep 271 notes thomas1889:

#cats of the #world #spanish #english #polish #french #turkish #chinese #german #japanese #russian #italian #korean

thomas1889:

#cats of the #world #spanish #english #polish #french #turkish #chinese #german #japanese #russian #italian #korean

Video 14 Sep 206,165 notes

roseshock:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

moranion:

discovereternity:

Forget me not

In Slovene, these are called ‘spominčice’, which would loosely translate into ‘little memories’. The different perception of the world through different languages is fascinating to me. 

And yet both refer to memory. Weird how they converge on that. What about tiny blue flowers says “something to do with remembering”?

In Finnish they are called “lemmikki” which means “beloved” or “darling”.

Audio 13 Sep 8,948 notes

crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

(Source: culturenordic.com)

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Photo 9 Sep 670 notes sauerkrauts:

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN SOME РУССКИЙ COS HERE WE GO.
Really great site (includes lessons, games, names, etc.)
Games
Online Russian keyboard
Alphabet and pronunciation
Full conjugations
Pen pals
Russian websites (This is from the Univeristy of Northern Iowa!)
Worksheets
Another really helpful site
List of Russian newspapers
Russianpod101 on YouTube
Really cute cartoon (I have learned stuff from this)
Russian cartoon series from the 1940s
Kids’ lessons (great for learning the basics)

sauerkrauts:

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN SOME РУССКИЙ COS HERE WE GO.

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Photo 7 Sep 3,524 notes thisisgoingonmyresume:

This is a very basic German learning resource list that I may or may not expand in the future. As a German learner myself, I find these extremely helpful, but I also recommend buying a normal grammar book with exercises. Hueber usually publishes good German textbooks, which are used even in such places as Goethe Institut.
building vocabulary
1000 words of elementary German
Beginner German
Intermediate German
Advanced German
Vocabulary Builder
pronouncing the sounds
German Pronunciation (IPA)
German Alphabet and Pronunciation
tackling that grammar
Beginner’s Grammar Cheat Sheet [PDF]
Extensive Grammar Cheat Sheet in Tabular Form
A Review of German Grammar
A Whole Website on German Grammar [with exercises]
YouTube channels to fool your inner procrastinator
Get Germanised [includes German word of the day, German fairytale readings, everyday blogs about life in Germany, tons of videos about slang, even more videos about German culture, etc.]
Deutsch Für Euch [pretty much similar to the one above, but the focus is on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary]
texts in German, because reading is also important
The Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Short Stories for Beginners [some of them have translations and audio readings]

thisisgoingonmyresume:

This is a very basic German learning resource list that I may or may not expand in the future. As a German learner myself, I find these extremely helpful, but I also recommend buying a normal grammar book with exercises. Hueber usually publishes good German textbooks, which are used even in such places as Goethe Institut.

building vocabulary

pronouncing the sounds

tackling that grammar

YouTube channels to fool your inner procrastinator

  • Get Germanised [includes German word of the day, German fairytale readings, everyday blogs about life in Germany, tons of videos about slang, even more videos about German culture, etc.]
  • Deutsch Für Euch [pretty much similar to the one above, but the focus is on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary]

texts in German, because reading is also important

Video 1 Sep 169,512 notes

blibblobblib:

Breakfast around the world

(Source: sanziene)

Text 24 Aug 2,828 notes

useless-swedenfacts:

the swedish word for vegetable is grönsak which literally means ‘green thing’

Video 23 Aug 874 notes

rocklove:

rocklovejewelry:

DESSERTS!

Viking Age Recipes
More @facebook.com/rocklovefanpage

Delicious, traditional, and suddenly getting a lot of reposts. Yum Eplekake!

Text 23 Aug 195 notes

linguisticious:

entranslation:

captainwhitechocolate:

My favorite thing in the entire russian language is that the term for “rollercoaster” is literally “American slides”

This gets even funnier when you know that the Italian term for “rollercoaster” is literally “Russian mountains” :P

And is there something like what italians call ‘Russian salad’ (insalata russa) in your language? I’ve heard they call it italian salad in Russia.


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