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Joined 2 years ago
Cake day: October 12th, 2022


  • You should try learning German songs and singing them to help with pronunciation! “Madsen” is my favorite German band for this purpose. The lead singer is (usually) easy to understand. But, nearly any singer will do. I’d avoid native English speakers singing in German, though. For instance, I love Connie Francis’s German stuff (and so did many Germans, it seems), but her pronunciation is nothing to emulate, sadly.

  • Germans calling gloves “hand-shoes” will never not be funny to me. Similarly, they have so many literal names for things. Suicide is self-muder, airplane is fly-thing, gums are tooth-meat.

    German’s my second language, and just the other day I heard a new term while playing a game that was so literal I didn’t need a dictionary. I wish I could remember what it was.