Some advice for learning a new language

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  • When you learn a new language, think about why you like to learn this language and what is your goal.
  • If you don’t know how to pronounce a word in English, you could look up the “pronuncation” wirtten in IPA (International Phonectic Alphabet). Each spoken word consists of different sounds! the most famous sound is the “Schwa” sound.
  • How long did it take J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter? Not one day, not two days… it took here a lot of time, but she was convinced to write this great fantasy book! So… if you learn English, it will take some extra effort to become better and better. Like everything you want to improve! You have to spend a lot of time on it!

der – die – das

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One of the biggest problems German learners have with is the German article, although German is very similar to the English language. It has to do, that in German there is not only the article “the”, but three ones, “der – die – das”.

But let’s start with some easy examples:

  • the man – der Mann
  • the woman – die Frau
  • the child – das Kind

Do you see the difference between German and English? In English there exists only the article “the” and in German there are three ones: der – die – das!

What you really should know about the German article:

Every noun in German has an arbitrary article, which you have to learn, but there are some hints, if it is der, die oder das.

Here is a funny song by the tv show “Sesamstraße” using the German articles: 😛 😛 😛 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDk8iIjxHYM

Austrian music and songs on Youtube

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Hey! Learning a language is one thing, but the culture of a country, where a language is spoken is another thing. To get the Austrian culture better known, I created a little playlist of Austrian Music and Songs on Youtube! Now, Check it out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRHdnYpX-_21Jy0qdzerpvGHF27PVzu3j

Signs for the female article “die” in German

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In this blog you will find some hints when to use the female article “die” in German.

If a noun is female like the word “die Schwester” (the sister), you use the article “die”.

  • die Tante – the aunt
  • die Oma – the grandma
  • die Freundin – the girlfriend
  • die Ehefrau – the wife
  • die Stute – the mare (female horse)
  • die Liebhaberin – the (female) enthusiast/ lover

If you find noun words ending on a -e like in the word “die Lampe” (the lamp), you also use the article “die”.

  • die Pflanze – the plant
  • die Kerze – the candle
  • die Katze – the cat

The word ending -schaft in the word “die Eigenschaft” (the feature) is also a hint for the article “die”.

  • die Landschaft – the landscape
  • die Mannschaft – the team
  • die Botschaft – the message / the embassy (two meanings)
  • die Leidenschaft – the passion


 to be contined 


Walking through the Otto Wagner Spital

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At my last walk through the Otto Wagner Spital I took so much beautiful pictures. Together with the SteinhofgrĂŒnde the Otto Wagner Spital is a great nearby recreational area on the edge of Vienna.

 

Otto Wagner Spital Pavilon 7
Otto Wagner Spital Pavilon 7

Otto Wagner Spital BĂ€ume

Otto Wagner Spital Trees

Otto Wagner Spital BĂ€ume
Otto Wagner Spital Trees

Bilder von der Mondfinsternis 2018 in Wien

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Es sollte das Highlight des Jahres 2018 werden, die Mondfinstnernis am 27. Juli 2018. Anfangs sah es so als wĂŒrde das Event ins Wasser fallen, da die Wolken die Sicht auf den Mondverdeckten. Außerdem zog plötzlich auch noch ein heftiges Gewitter auf mit sturmartigen Böhen. Doch schlussendlich verzogen sich die Wolken und der dunkelrot verfinsterte Mond wurde doch noch gegen 23 Uhr herum sichtbar.

Hier einige Bilder von der Mondfinsternis 2018 in Wien vom Wilheminenberg bzw. SteinhofgrĂŒnde:

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