An invitation to all English-speaking Germans out there..


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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 11.06.2012 21:52:27 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
My geography skills are pretty poor so I had to look up your location, and unfortunately I will be a fair few miles from there. There are so many places I want to visit and will certainly make a point in venturing to them in the future, but this will be a short trip and I will most probably stay in just one small area. I'm sure it would've been fun to explore bars with a "crazy German guy, who has never reached the mental age of five years" though.

And Will, I remember you saying you're from there before, but the Irish blood is still worrying, as is the fact you live in Wales. But seeing as you've given me no reason to believe otherwise, I trust that you are a gentleman. Stereotype-wise you're now the classic English gent, drinking tea and eating crumpets. We must meet up for a game of cricket sometime.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 12.06.2012 12:54:26 GMT+02:00
You are 5 then, are you?

I like talking to the older folks around.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 12.06.2012 17:14:50 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
It's just a shame you rarely act like one of the older folks..Where would you put your mental age Will?

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 12.06.2012 23:46:54 GMT+02:00
Can you have a negative figure?

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 13.06.2012 09:50:00 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
You could, but it would be the equivalent of admitting that your mind never left your mother's womb, and that's just strange.

Veröffentlicht am 13.06.2012 14:25:47 GMT+02:00
The burning question of the day: Does the light in the fridge get off when we close the door? We will never find the answer, because we eat all the witnesses!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 13.06.2012 16:01:33 GMT+02:00
Not with my fridge, you don't.....

Veröffentlicht am 13.06.2012 16:35:19 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
I'm reading this in an interesting way..Is that the point? Or is it just my perverse mind? It seems I'm not the only one..

Veröffentlicht am 15.06.2012 11:02:17 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
And still no other Germans feel like contributing. I can't imagine why...

Veröffentlicht am 19.08.2012 16:59:10 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
Alright, I'm bumping this thread to see if I can entice any new participants. So..anyone?

Veröffentlicht am 22.08.2012 20:34:07 GMT+02:00
Hi,
I spent three years in Germany with the RAF. i learned to speak pretty good German but could never write it or even spell it, Come to that whatever I said always looked different when written. i suppose that makes me a dead loss, nothing different there then.
Arveedasane, see what I mean, just ignore me, most do.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 22.08.2012 21:31:03 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
Problem with writing phonetically in a foreign tongue is that even letters and combinations are pronounced differently. When I took German at school we were told that the first person to memorise a sentence would win (what, I don't know) and so I asked my older sister to write it down so I'd understand. It kind of messed up my already-feeble attempts at the language, turning 'gehen' to 'gayen' etc.

Hopefully I'm not unwittingly insulting any Germans out there..

Anyway, thanks for dropping by. This thread was dying out. :-)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.08.2012 08:56:40 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 24.08.2012 12:58:05 GMT+02:00
Mario Lener meint:
First of all: The word „gehen“ is not pronounced as „gayen“ - it is [ɡeːən] – there is no „y“.
You wonder why you can’t keep this thread-pot boiling ? It's simple. Germany's economy is very export-oriented and Germans therefore have a high affinity for the English language. But this does not mean that the language is well liked. In general, we also switch immediately into the English language, if we talk to Americans (UK is in fact a exterritorial US-state) that tries to speak German, because their abilities to speak foreign languages normally are catastrophic, that its troublesome to listen.
You say you have learned german in school? There is no better way to improve your language skills, but to use them. And there is no better place to do that but in a forum like the one here at Amazonian. You have plenty of time to revise your text and if you ask for it, people will correct your trials - so you can learn a lot.
Maybe this is the better way, to keep this thread alive.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.08.2012 11:21:51 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 24.08.2012 11:44:34 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
Hey, I never said I was good at German. In fact, my point was the opposite. We were taught very badly, and anything we could then say was laughable. I also took French, and it was even worse. I think that people from other countries are lucky, because they are often taught English from a young age, and English is a very useful language to know. There is no 1 language that we can learn, so most of us don't bother. It makes people from other countries think of us as lazy, which I won't argue with. Learning German now, pretty much from scratch, would be extremely time-consuming. If I'd been taught it as I was growing up, and I mean properly, then fine. The point in this thread was to converse with some people from the country most of my sales come from. If no one is interested, then so be it. I did talk to a couple of people who were lovely, so it was worth it.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.08.2012 11:49:49 GMT+02:00
Mario Lener meint:
Most of your sales come from germany? :-) This sounds like you have sold one book in Amerikingdom and two in Germany. ;-)
No offense, Sandra, Im just kidding. Good luck with your book an have fun.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.08.2012 11:58:58 GMT+02:00
Sandra Giles meint:
America mostly download my stuff when it's free, but they buy from me more than anyone from the UK. My sales are never high, but I'd like to think they're higher than that! If I'm to take offence from anything, it would be the fact you keep shoving us with the US. Our leaders may be up the butts of their leaders, but that's not to say the rest of us are ;-)
Thanks. It's all about fun for me really. I love writing.
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