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Jul 21, 06 06:33 PM

Wie Kommt Man Dahin? Mit Dem Zug!

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I've been learning German.

(Pix ganked from listener Stephanie Marie Kubes, except the last one, by Ike Whiting)

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Gehen wir los! Ganz meinerseits. Was ist los? Wie ist das Wetter heute? Das Wetter is schrecklich. Es regnet. Es ist sechs Uhr zwanzig.

So, yeah, I got one of those audio language courses and have been doing some German every day. My accent's getting kind of OK, I'm absorbing random phrases such as those above like a champ, but of course I'm just sitting in my house repeating after a CD, and am not actually speaking to anybody in German.

My plan is to get a head of steam going with the language, and then hire a tutor. In the past couple years I've developed a fascination with German/Germans/Germany. I have this dream of pulling a Shakira and doing an album entirely in German.

I told Scrap that fried eggs in German was "spiegeleier" which I believe translates literally to "shiny eggs" or "mirror eggs." He told me that he has a big stack of lieders left over from grad school. I said that if the songs were about counting to ten, catching a train, or naming colors, I'd be all over it.

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Posted by Mike at July 21, 2006 6:33 PM