Monday

Tip...

...for English speaking students of German, "dementsprechend" has absolutely nothing to do with speaking dementedly. Although, wanting to learn German could well be a sign of dementia.

11 comments:

Pathologe said...

At least learning German doesn't leave visible wounds.

Other people like to be whipped instead.

Günter said...

the translation of the word "dementsprechend" for dementedly is not dementsprechend
Ich weis wovon ich dementsprechend spreche, because I am dementedly

Lars said...

Herr Peh, we all have our quirks.

Günter, genau.

jirjen?! said...

And Germans should never order their meal by saying "I become a steak"....

chiefjudy.com said...

Why not learn German? Some people are indeed masochists LOL...

Lars said...

Jirjen, würdest Du denn nie ein Steak?

Judy, hit me, beat me, make me write bad checks.

Basti said...

Nice Tip, of course but this isnt a bad friend.... this is just an verwechslung

Zing said...

according to this post, Lars is reaching the inner core of the german language he will soon reach the ninth circle of hell dementsprechend grausam wird es werden wenn er bei Dingen wie dem genitiv angelangt ist ... muahahaha!

Lars said...

wenn ich je die "cases" verstehe würde die Hölle schon zugefroren sein!

Basti, will you be my friend?

jirjen?! said...

Don't you bother about the cases. Even Germans don't... They don't even use the simple past...

Lars said...

Jirjen, that's encouraging.