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post #71 of 85 Old 01-14-2014, 11:56 AM
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I would have to agree. The English language doesn't have the prefixes and prepositional phrases.

For example:

Ein Hund und eine Katze but in English it's just a dog and a cat :)
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post #72 of 85 Old 01-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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^This is all very interesting! I was of the understanding that English was one of the most difficult languages to learn?

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
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post #73 of 85 Old 01-14-2014, 12:43 PM
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I understand German Better when I'm drunk. I first realized this watching "Lola Rennt". =b
stevenson, we keep over 30 chickens, about 15 are young roosters right now, and we are ALWAYS eating fertilized eggs. You must raise the roosters with the hens, or they will fight with each other AND any older hens, and they fight to the death. Therefore, you keep the roosters with the hens. If the eggs are not sat on by a broody hen or incubated correctly they never develop. Even with a broody hen or an incubator successful hatch rate is only about 50%, and often less than that, so AGAIN, you end up eating fertilized eggs.
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I understand German Better when I'm drunk. I first realized this watching "Lola Rennt". =b
stevenson, we keep over 30 chickens, about 15 are young roosters right now, and we are ALWAYS eating fertilized eggs. You must raise the roosters with the hens, or they will fight with each other AND any older hens, and they fight to the death. Therefore, you keep the roosters with the hens. If the eggs are not sat on by a broody hen or incubated correctly they never develop. Even with a broody hen or an incubator successful hatch rate is only about 50%, and often less than that, so AGAIN, you end up eating fertilized eggs.
BackYardChickens.com has a GREAT forum to learn about this. They have well over 200K members now.
Lola Rennt can pretty much only watched when drunk
Hubby speaks a much better German when he had a couple of beers....
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I would have to agree. The English language doesn't have the prefixes and prepositional phrases.

For example:

Ein Hund und eine Katze but in English it's just a dog and a cat :)
Or der die das.....the
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post #76 of 85 Old 01-14-2014, 12:56 PM
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Zexious, that is not the case. Just ask my DH trying to learn German and Polish...

Out of all the languages I learned, English is the easiest.
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...It is all about the willingness to learn, no matter what age.
I like that sentence!!
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I like that sentence!!
It's true
We moved to Italy, at first I was almost exclusively among Americans. Then hubby's work ended, he went to Asia to work, I stayed in Italy( wouldn't want to transport the zoo there lol). I HAD to learn Italian to simply survive there. I felt like an idiot at first, but eventually I got the hang of it. Now I want to learn Spanish, simply because I'm curious of how close it actually is to Italian
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post #79 of 85 Old 01-14-2014, 05:27 PM
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Der Die Das, Wer Wie Was, Wieso, Weshalb, Warum, wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm! LOL! Sorry...Deserthorsewoman's comment popped that tune into my head. Have no idea where that came from after 30 years. LOL Wasn't that Sesame Street too? Corporal, your drunk comment cracked me up. :)

I don't know, each language has it's own quirks. I can see German being a difficult language to learn to an English speaker because of the gender references to inanimate objects. As a native speaker, you just know to refer to a table or chair in the masculine form. But as a learner, you have to memorize this. And of course German likes to throw in the neutral gender too. I took Spanish in highschool and college and I actually had a slight advantage as a German speaker because I understood gender tenses. However, having said that, English has it's issues too. The English language is riddled with words that can mean completely different things depending on the context in which they are used. And English also like to use tons of "figures of speech" that make no sense when translated literally. So again, school is good for the basic nuts and bolts of a language, but when it comes to every day conversations and slang, cold turkey immersion is best. ;)
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Yup, Sesame Street
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