Prepositions in German! You are the green dot!
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
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.
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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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”.
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.
ARE YOU READY TO LEARN SOME РУССКИЙ COS HERE WE GO.
- Really great site (includes lessons, games, names, etc.)
- Online Russian keyboard
- Alphabet and pronunciation
- Full conjugations
- Pen pals
- Russian websites (This is from the Univeristy of Northern Iowa!)
- 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)
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.
- 1000 words of elementary German
- Beginner German
- Intermediate German
- Advanced German
- Vocabulary Builder
pronouncing the sounds
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 swedish word for vegetable is grönsak which literally means ‘green thing’
Viking Age Recipes
Delicious, traditional, and suddenly getting a lot of reposts. Yum Eplekake!
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.