How many German words do you know?

Discussion in 'Foreign Languages' started by Sim, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Sim

    Sim Registered Member

    Since I'm probably the only native German speaker here, I'm curious about how many German words you know.

    I know there are a few German words in the English language, like Zeitgeist, Kulturkampf, Blitzkrieg or Kindergarten.

    Which other words can you think of? :)

  2. Nixola

    Nixola Boom Boom Pow!

    i know quite alot of german words, i studied higher german (which is like A level German in england) and i got a B, i wanted to go on to study german at universtiy but didnt get the grades?

    Wie geht's? (bare or bear (cant remember what it is lol) in mind that my german isnt so good)

    i could hold a basic converstation in german with someone, if they were to give or take a few mis pronouced words or wrong word order :lol:
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  3. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    I know only a small handful of words.

    Nein, ja, Fuhrer, freund, eins, mein, Gott...

    And a few others that I've forgotten.
  4. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    Anything sung by Rammstien :)

    Also I know Swine and sprechen sie deutsch?

    My dad knows how to ask for a beer in German but it escapes me right now.
  5. MAgnum9987

    MAgnum9987 Do What Thou Wilt

    Kaput= Dead
    Danka =thank you
    Juden= jew
    Hanctshey= warning
    Americana= american
    Hax= anti
    Grenadtch= grenade
    Sturm= storm/assault
    Gewehr= Rifle
    Karabiner= carbine
    MAchinen= machine/ automatic
    Pistole= pistole
    Polizie= police
    kurz= short
    reich= empire
    jaeger= hunter
    panzer= panther
    faust =fist
    chrek= terror

    all i know. Mostly from german weapons, video games, and movies
  6. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    I had German for three years in high school, but you know, I didn't like the teacher.. so I dropped it. But I'm still decent at it. I live near the border and our local dialect is a nice mix between dutch and german, so it's easy to get a hang of it.
    I understand pretty much everything, just the talking doesn't go so well. I can try it, but I mess up the 'der, die, das' :urp: And it's somewhat harder to express myself.

    I'm part of a German gaming clan though, which is cool and a nice way to get a hang of the language.. but like I said it's hard to express myself. I let the other guys speak german, while I respond in english. That usually goes well, and when it doesn't we help each other out :)
  7. Zachary

    Zachary ,,l,, //_- ,,l,,

    coo = cow
    i believe... how do i say cow fucker? or some other insults?
  8. Sim

    Sim Registered Member

    Nice to hear someone here learnt German in school! :)

    Es geht gut, danke!

    It's a pity how fast one forgets a foreign language when no longer practizing it ...
    So you like Rammstein? Are they very popular in America?

    I assume their music underlines the hard edges of the German language ... :lol:

    "Ein Bier, bitte!" ;)

    With that sentence, you'd be able to survive in Germany ... :D
    Hey, who could deny WW2 games are very educational? :D

    You got them all right, except for minor spelling mistakes (German has a rather peculiar system of spelling words) ... I just have no idea what a "Hanctshey" is.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  9. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I can count to 12 in German and that's it.
  10. Sim

    Sim Registered Member

    You Dutch folks are rather talented when it comes to foreign languages anyway ... I guess many of you speak English even better than native speakers! ;)

    Maybe that's because you don't dub your movies and TV programmes, but you have subtitles? That way it's easy to pick up some English or German, I guess.

    I like Dutch, maybe I'm going to take a class at college one day. A few of my co-students do. Since I have friends in the Netherlands and I often visited them, I understand quite a lot Dutch. But I can hardly speak it.

    Ik spreek maar een heel kleen betje nederlands! :D

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