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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:16 PM
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Speak German? Translate this for me please
Sarah wundert sich darueber: was IST die Beziehung zwischen uns?
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:18 PM
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1. Sarah wondered to herself: what's the deal with our relationship?
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:19 PM
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4. Thanks! n/t
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:20 PM
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5. Much better than my clumsy translation
and I even had to look up a few words on LEO. :blush: I'm not worthy!
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:24 PM
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8. I was just guessing really. I took some German, but I never got very far.
Now if I'd taken Spanish in high school, I'd be fluent by now... :(
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:27 PM
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9. I took two years...and that was just two years ago.
:( I'm kind of pathetic.


The ironic thing is, I'm taking Arabic now and I think that is actually helping me with my German. I know, the two languages are not even remotely similar, but when I'm studying my brain goes into "foreign language mode" and German is my most proficient one. (When I started taking German freshman year of college, I would do the same thing with French, which I took in high school.) :shrug: It's kind of interesting, I think. :hi:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:32 PM
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12. Holy Crap-- Arabic...
I studied some Hebrew in college and it was weird enough, but Arabic looked downright scribblish!

Ma' alsalam. :hi:
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:10 PM
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19. Yeah, I'm thinking I probably should've started it right after I finished German
so I could get up to the 200 level before graduating, but a friend of mine (who is in a 300 level course now) tells me it wouldn't make much difference, lol. :hi: It's interesting, and pretty cool...but definitely not easy.
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skater314159 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:03 AM
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29. It takes a MINIMUM of two years
of INTENSIVE study - with classes, language lab and chatting with friends for practise to get really proficient at Arabic.

I was studying it so that I could read the Quran and Hadith (since any translation is not the "real" Quran or Hadith) for my Religious Anthropology... when 9/11 happened. Our class got death and bomb threats (apparently some dip shits thought we MUST be terrists) so I quit that and did a "memory whipe".

Good luck and hang in there!

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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:29 PM
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10. Ausgezeichnet! (keine text)
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:33 PM
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15. Unfuckinglaublich!
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:39 PM
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16. Wir erholen nicht von diesem.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:50 PM
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17. Ja aber dieses geht bis elf
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:20 PM
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21. Das ist was sie hat gesagt.
:silly:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:47 PM
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22. Sie hat "dobly" gesagt!
Was ist los mit ihr????
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 12:00 AM
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23. '...die Flipperwaldt gersput'
:rofl:



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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:00 AM
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24. My dog's got no nose.
How does he smell?

Awful!

:rofl: (Nice joke, Hitler.) :P
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:18 PM
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2. I'll give it a shot
Sarah wonders (asks herself this): what IS the relationship between us?
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:18 PM
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3. Per Dictionary.com translator:
Sarah is surprised over it: what is the relationship between us?




Not bad, after 4 Bailey's! lol

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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:32 PM
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13. I love Dictionary.com
I do all our bulletins at work from English to Spanish with it.
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MediaBabe Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:56 PM
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18. That agrees somewhat with BabelFish
Sarah is surprised at it: which IS the relationship between us
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:22 PM
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6. Sarah won the sick tar rubber: was it the well-hung business swisher one?
It's been a while.
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:23 PM
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7. "Sarah wondered quietly....
what IS the deal with stripes and plaids?"


sorry.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:30 PM
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11. Let's get drunk and invade Poland?
I could be wrong. :shrug:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:32 PM
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14. Sarah wonders to herself: what IS the relationship between us?
wundert is definitely present tense

wunderte would be past tense.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:14 PM
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20. "Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden
as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.

(German is a very dense language, you see)

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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:35 AM
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26. I think I prefer your translation.
Geben Sie mir Brste!
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:20 AM
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25. OMG - I'm heading to my German lesson in less than an hour
and this thread is cracking me up! Maybe it's a sign I should have been studying instead of goofing around on DU. ARGH - we're studying genitive case today - help...
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:42 AM
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27. Ahh ... that will be fun
Edited on Thu Feb-21-08 08:43 AM by MissHoneychurch
Des Hauses, des Mannes .... Enjoy :D

Das ist die Idee meines Gehirns :P
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skater314159 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:00 AM
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28. Sarah wonders to herself: what IS up with the relationship/dealings between us two (familiar)
Would be my not so elegant or concise answer...

I'm horrid at "running translations" or concise ones, as I wanna pack the underlying meaning in with the literal on the surface translation... and in German, that can make for some really long translations :silly:

skater pi
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 10:11 AM
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30. Try this:
Сарии интересует к себе: вверх с отношением между нами?
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