That’s right… moving to chapter 2! Don’t forget to join us. Also, don’t ever, ever, open up Google+ chat to the public. Trust me.
It was great. We did a little pronunciation. Had some fun. For thus unable to join us, no worries. We got through the first chapter. I’ll recommend rereading the intro and first chapter and joining us for chapter 2 next week. Same time, same place.
Now, even if you don’t have a copy, you can join us. I will open up the hangout at about 6:55 Eastern on Google+.
Thanks to Tom for this – Go to the lower right hand side of your facebook homepage, click on the ‘English (US)’ link. It will open up your language settings. Click on ‘Western Europe’ and then on ‘Deutsch’
Thanks to Ken for this… The problem with learning any new language is that it isn’t just one thing to learn; it is several quite distinct things that each must be mastered. You can have a perfect understanding of grammar but have to look up every other word in a dictionary. Or you can learn to speak fluently but not be able to read a sentence. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, hearing–each is a distinct skill with plenty of overlap but not as much as one might expect. Each requires its own distinct strategies–and lots of practice–which can make learning
Unique Traits of the German Alphabet: More than 26 letters in the alphabet – German has a so called extended latin alphabet The extra letters are ä, ö, ü and ß The pronunciation of some of these letters do not exist in the English language Several letters are pronounced more from the back of the throat: g, ch, r (though in Austria the r is trilled). The W in German sounds like the V in English The V in German sounds like the F in English Most of the time the S in German sounds like Z in English
Nun wir denn sind gerecht geworden durch den Glauben, so haben wir Frieden mit Gott durch unsern HERRN Jesus Christus Remember, this is from the Luther translation (I believe)