Off topic: My German language skills
Thread poster: Natalia Elo

Natalia Elo  Identity Verified
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May 4, 2005

Hi,

I'm sorry for writing again in English, but this one I wanted to share and there will be a bit in German:)

Unfortunately I don't have time to study German properly, but of course I'm picking it up. One of the nicest experiences are talks with children.


Yesterday, when I was picking up my son from kindergarten I had a conversation with a boy named Leon:

Leon: Ich mag Titus (probably he meant that he likes Titus)
Me: Ajaa, ich glaube Titus mag dich auch. Hast du Bruderchen oder Schwesterchen?
Leon: I habe Anna aber sie ist grosse, 10.
Me: Und wie alt bist du?
Leon (very seriously): Ich bin 6 aber in Strassebahn muss ich sagen fünf.


I can't stop laughing.

Natalia


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Saskia Steur  Identity Verified
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Great! May 4, 2005

Hi Natalia,

Isn't that just GREAT?
Thanks for sharing this with us!

Best regards,
Saskia


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
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how cute! :) May 4, 2005

My mother used to say "Oh yeah, you're 15 on the bus and 19 in the disco"

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Natalia Elo  Identity Verified
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Yes, it is May 4, 2005

word-ing wrote:

Hi Natalia,

Isn't that just GREAT?
Thanks for sharing this with us!

Best regards,
Saskia


Yes indeed.

Natalia


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Burkhard Ziegler  Identity Verified
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Ukrainian vs. German children - both well educated May 4, 2005

Natalia Elo wrote:

Leon (very seriously): Ich bin 6 aber in Strassebahn muss ich sagen fünf.

I can't stop laughing.



Hi, it's relly nice reading this among all those serious messages and money matters discussions. Well, normally the Ukrainians are said to be so smart, cheating a bit.... (Unfortunately this is a nasty prejudice.) German children are worse.



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