Alexander Galkin
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What's the meaning of "Deine Mudda"?
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Deine Mudda is just an intentionally misspelled Deine Mutter (your mother) to phonetically mimic the pronunciation of this phrase by a low-educated street bully. Joking viciously about your mother is ...

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How can I better learn noun genders?
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As a long-time active learner of German language I can tell you that all these rules about how the gender of a certain word can be inferred using its ending or its category: they can help you to come ...

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German dictionary with detailed declensions, audio pronunciations, and IPA
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I will try to split your question into three parts and answer them separately. Some general remarks: unlike in English dictionaries, it is rather uncommon for German dictionaries to provide any ...

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German video news with transcription
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Deutsche Welle is the best possible page for German language learners, I know no other news agency that would do so much for teaching German worldwide. On the same page you are referencing in your ...

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Next step after Rosetta Stone?
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Just some suggestions from my side: Listen to German radio, there are tons of radiostations that broadcast online. My personal favorite here is MDR, but feel free to find your own channel/station. Go ...

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Browser Add-ons to learn German
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Da keiner bisher meine Frage richtig beantworten konnte, erzähle ich über die Erweiterungen, die ich selber verwende, um mein Deutsch zu verbessern: Artikel Trainer: Alle Artikeln im Text werden ...

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Best way to learn German
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I learned German on my own (or better say, I have been learning it already for 10 years). The best way to learn any language is to forget all other languages you possess and start thinking directly ...

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Asking someone to be patient
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Some more variants to continue the list from the answer by Thomas: Gleich is often said if you are busy at the moment and don't want to be distracted in order to finish what you are doing. Is more or ...

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How to say "pull the plug" in German?
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I am not at all a native speaker of German, but as an advanced learner who's been living in Germany for about 10 years now I would translate We pulled the plug on the project. using the following ...

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Words Frequency List
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There is plenty of those lists and dictionaries. The most common name for them in German is either Grundwortschatz or Basiswortschatz ("basic vocabulary"). You can just google these words to find the ...

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What does "halt das Schicksal auf" mean?
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Oh, this is the healing incantation from the new Disney's story "Tangled", largerly based upon the brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Rapunzel". The original incantation is: Flower, ...

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Can I start to make rudimentary sentences in German after a week worth of exposure to German?
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Not only you can, you should try it if you want to learn the language! Don't hesitate to produce ugly, mis-formed and clumsy phrases in the beginning: this is how we learn languages. Even with your ...

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What are "Marmelade", "Konfitüre", or "Fruchtaufstrich"?
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This Wikipedia article in German answers your question. Here is my translation: 'Fruchtaufstrich' (fruit spread) is a spread made ​​with sugar and boiled fruit that doesn't fall in any category ...

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German alternatives to "Shit happens"?
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I have heard people just translating this expression wordly into German: Sch** passiert! It is also possible to use das passiert or das kann jedem passieren in similar meaning, that something ...

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