Ersten Geburstag im Deutschland…

Hallo meinem Freunden. Das ist meine erste Blog auf Deutsch und deshalb werde ich mich kurz fassen werde .Ich hatte meine gerburstag um 11 April, und ich hatte sehr gute Zeit hier. Die Leute heir sind sehr freundlich. Ich hatte mich ganz Besonders an diesem Tag gefühlt. Sie machten einen Kuchen für mich und wir hatten eine kleine Party bei mir zu Hause.

Apologies for the mistakes in my Gramatical formation and the credit for the above capabilites of mine goes to Deutsch Akademie…

All is Well that Ends Well…

Whether good or bad, every experience has an end to it. So as I pen down my thoughts today, there are a few things that I need to mention.

To start off, the last day of my Intensive Deutsch course!!! We did not learn much on this day as all of us had plans to socialize. After summarizing the key grammatical concepts from the lectures, we wanted to head for a bar whereby we could grab a corner and exchange thoughts on topics that we had never discussed during our regular classes. Being a Thursday evening, not many of us had the time to travel far off as most of us had to go to work next morning. Hence, we wanted to search for a bar at Wittenberg Platz itself. After having spent some time over unsuccessful attempts, we ended up landing at an Italian diner as this was the only place in the locality that could offer us a table sufficiently large enough to accommodate 7 of us (Actually there were 10 of us in class but 3 chose to head home for an early dinner).Our facilitator Samantha was also accompanying us and thus we were feeling quite secured as she could always sort out the language incompatibilities, in case of any.

Having taken a corner in the restaurant, the waiter approached and offered us the menu cards. The cards were in German and he proposed to get us English versions of the same. None of us objected as we all like to be in our comfort zones and not having the need to struggle over a menu card is surely comfortable. In the meanwhile, most of us chose to flip through some of the pages to have a glance of what was on offer. To our surprise, we could understand all that was in it. 99% of the dishes with their descriptions along with their availability and special offer specifications!!! Wow, we never realized that our level of Deutsch had improved so drastically.

Instantly all of us thanked Samantha for her hard work and her perseverance that had helped us gain so tremendously from the course. Post this we spent some good number of hours sharing personal experiences which only strengthened our bonds of friendship that had developed over the past four weeks.

Nextly, as I write my last blog for Deutsch Akademie, I would like to thank the administration for having given me the opportunity to write and share my thoughts. This platform has been really helpful in sharing thoughts and views and also exchanging information.

Last, but not the least, I would like to thank all the readers for spending their precious time on my expression of thoughts. Hopefully you have all had a good read…Last Day (6)Last Day (5)Last Day (4)Last Day (3)Last Day (1)

Unsere Fotos vom Stammtisch am 11. April 2013 im Hofbräuhaus Berlin

 

Gestern, am Donnerstag, den 11. April 2013, hatten wir wie immer viel Spaß beim Stammtisch nach dem Deutschkurs in Berlin. In bayerischer Atmosphäre in Berlin Mitte haben wir viel gelacht und uns über unsere Erfahrungen beim Deutsch lernen ausgetauscht. Hier findet ihr die Fotos vom Stammtisch und natürlich von unserer Gewinnerin der Verlosung des Buches “Deutsch ganz leicht”, das ihr auch im Büro kaufen könnt. Wir hoffen, euch gefallen die Fotos und freuen uns schon auf den nächsten Stammtisch nach dem Deutschunterricht 🙂

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Yesterday, on Thursday, april 11th 2013, we enjoyed ourselves at our Get Together after the German course in Berlin. In a typical bavarian atmosphere in Berlin Mitte we laughed a lot and exchanged our experiences and lived up to our motto “Learn German, make friends!” Here you find the photos of our Get Together and of course also of the winner of our lottery for the book “Deutsch ganz leicht”, which you can also purchase in the office. We hope you like the photos and are already looking forward to the next Get Together after the German lessons 🙂

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Barbeque in Spring…

Well did we learn in play school that there are four seasons in a year? Digging into the basics, I recollect my teacher having taught something like: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, follow a cyclic pattern to share their responsibilities towards the world. I believed in the same until this year…

My German colleagues share a common joke nowadays whereby a subscript to each of their mails state:” Don`t ask about the weather, even for me it`s quite strange to have snow in middle/end of March”…Indeed it’s a matter of concern for the Meteorological department if seasons go missing, may be the cops might be of some help, but for those who like a few mix and matches with their plans, this might just be an interesting option.

Some of my friends were waiting for the spring to have a Barbeque party. Since the end of February we had been postponing the same as there was snow all around and we were not brave enough to try something new. Eventually I convinced them to have one in the snow.

Lots of planning went into the preparations to keep ourselves warm throughout the day. On the day of our venture, we were all taken by surprise. There was no snowfall since morning and the mercury levels had risen considerably. The snow that was present around was also melting making it pleasant everywhere. It seemed as though spring was waiting for us to take the first step. I am glad that we did and could enjoy a much awaiting outing in the park… BBQ 1 (1)

Berlin im winterlichen Frühling – unsere Blogger Cesar, Enrique und Parthasarathi berichten

Fotoautomaten, Schnee im April, Hannover Messe, Bars, Deutsches Brot, Sangria Parties – Berlin bietet viel Raum für kunterbunte Erfahrungen. Unsere Blogger Cesar, Enrique und Parthasarathi erleben interessante Dinge nach ihrem Deutschkurs in Berlin.

Falls ihr in ihren spannenden und interessanten Erzählungen stöbern möchtet, klickt einfach auf die folgenden Links zu ihren Blogs auf englisch und spanisch:

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Viel Spaß beim Deutsch Lernen in Berlin!

Kulturprogramm Berlin 19. April 2013 – Berlinische Galerie

Freitag, 19. April 2013 / Friday, april 19th 2013 (please scroll down for information in english)

Berlinische Galerie

Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin

Eintritt / entry fee: 5€ (please bring the right amount with you)

Lasst uns über Kunst reden! Die Berlinische Galerie sammelt in Berlin entstandene Kunst seit 1870. International renommierte Werke aus den Bereichen Malerei, Grafik, Skulptur, Fotografie und Architektur. Die Werke werden chronologisch präsentiert und so werden die künstlerischen Stilrichtungen ihrem historischen Kontext entsprechend besonders deutlich. Nach dem Besuch in der Galerie können wir in der Gegend noch etwas essen oder trinken gehen.

Bitte tragt euch auf der Liste im Büro ein!

Treffpunkt 1 15 Uhr vor der Sprachschule am Wittenbergplatz
Treffpunkt 2 15:45 Uhr vor der Berlinischen Galerie (Alte Jakobstr. 124-128)

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Let us talk about art! The BerlinArtGallery collects art from Berlin since 1870. There are artworks with internationally high reputation including painting, art design, sculpture, photography and architecture. The creations are presented chronologically, which makes you notice the differences in their styles due to their historical context. After visiting the gallery we can go to have something to eat and drink close to the gallery.

Please sign up on the list in the office!

Meeting point 1     3 p.m. in front of the DeutschAkademie at Wittenbergplatz
Meeting point 2     3.45 p.m. in front of the Berlinische Galerie (Alte Jakobstr. 124-128)

Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe

Germany is the hub of technology. I had heard of it all my life but eventually I got an experience to observe it. What would be a better opportunity than seeing all major players from all major sectors gather under one roof (not literally as there were 34 halls to visit) putting their best foot forward to showcase their master inventions in the field of technology. It was something like a display of power whereby each was peacefully trying to outdo the other.

Talking about the magnanimity of the fair, I haven’t personally seen anything bigger. 34 halls, each with an excess of 250 exhibitors, mostly all big names and brands!!! What else could one dream of at a place? At least I cannot want for more…

The fair was inaugurated by the chancellor of Germany Ms Angela Merkel and the partner country for the fair this year was Russia. Guided tours, career talks, project demos are some of the events happening at the place. The fair is held every year and lasts usually for 4 to 5 days. The whole experience was so mesmerising for me that I plan to write less and leave you guys with more pictures this time…Pic 1 (7)Pic 1 (6)Pic 1 (5)Pic 1 (4)Pic 1 (3)Pic 1 (2)Pic 1 (1)

Los fotomatones de Berlín

Hay algo que me enamoró de esta ciudad nada más llegar: ¡está llena de fotomatones analógicos!

Berlín ha conservado el romanticismo que esconden los 4 disparos y el revelado analógico y en blanco y negro de un fotomatón en los Photoautomat que inundan la ciudad. La foto tarda en salir unos 5 minutos, el proceso de revelado.

Por sólo 2 euros puedes sentir el romanticismo de Ameliè e incluso atreverte a rebuscar en los alrededores para coleccionar las fotos de extraños no contentos con el resultado tras el revelado.

Para mí es uno de los reclamos turísticos más interesantes de la ciudad. Es casi imposible encontrar un fotomatón analógico en Madrid o Barcelona. Yo lo he intentado en ambas ciudades y nunca di con uno. Han sido todos sustituidos.Son digitales y sin opción de hacer 4 fotos. Cero espíritu bohemio.

La empresa de estos fotomatones incluso los alquila para fiestas o eventos por 1.000 euros. Incluyendo todo el material fotográfico.

Me parece el souvenir perfecto de esta ciudad que dice mucho del espíritu de Berlín.

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Los fotomatones de Berlín

Hay algo que me enamoró de esta ciudad nada más llegar: ¡está llena de fotomatones analógicos!

Berlín ha conservado el romanticismo que esconden los 4 disparos y el revelado analógico y en blanco y negro de un fotomatón en los Photoautomat que inundan la ciudad. La foto tarda en salir unos 5 minutos, el proceso de revelado.

Fotomatón en Berlin

Por sólo 2 euros puedes sentir el romanticismo de Ameliè e incluso atreverte a rebuscar en los alrededores para coleccionar las fotos de extraños no contentos con el resultado tras el revelado.

Para mí es uno de los reclamos turísticos más interesantes de la ciudad. Es casi imposible encontrar un fotomatón analógico en Madrid o Barcelona. Yo lo he intentado en ambas ciudades y nunca di con uno. Han sido todos sustituidos.Son digitales y sin opción de hacer 4 fotos. Cero espíritu bohemio.

La empresa de estos fotomatones incluso los alquila para fiestas o eventos por 1.000 euros. Incluyendo todo el material fotográfico.

Me parece el souvenir perfecto de esta ciudad que dice mucho del espíritu de Berlín.

[youtube_video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz7PIPZgT0A&list=PLB4A6F6B572E255B9&feature=player_detailpage#t=23s [/youtube_video]

De bares por Berlín: Moritz

Hoy os voy a recomendar un bar en Berlín para pasar a tomaros unas cervezas o un riquísimo café. Moritz Bar (Adolfstr. 17, 13347 Berlin) está en en una de las zonas que promete ser la nueva zona de moda de la capital alemana, Wedding.

Esta zona, donde todavía no afloran muchos locales, se está poniendo de moda por ser más o menos asequible y no estar muy alejada del centro. Además, con una comunicación excelente.

El bar del que os quiero hablar tiene bastantes guiños españoles. Para empezar, la tabla de precios te saluda en español con los nombres de los cafés. Para que no tengas duda cuál pides. ¿Un americano?, ¿Uno solo? o ¿uno con leche?

Moritz Bar Berlin Wedding kaffee precios

Los dueños son dos simpáticos hermanos que quieren empezar a mover este barrio berlinés y para ello organizan todo tipo de actividades durante la semana. Conciertos, performances, íntimas sesiones de dj’s… Toda la programación puedes consultarla en su perfil de Facebook.

¿Qué es eso de ‘Tatort’?

Si has salido por Alemania un domingo por la tarde ya sabrás de sobra de qué hablamos. ‘Tatort’ es una serie policíaca que se emite con éxito en los países de habla alemana desde hace más de ¡20 años!

No se trata de un episodio de ‘7 vidas’ como emitía Telecinco el último día de la semana hace ya una década. Aquí todo se paraliza para ver ‘Tatort’. Los bares atenúan la luz y despliegan sus pantallas para proyectar para todos los asistentes el episodio semanal.

Todos quedan hipnotizados: no se mueven, no hablan entre ellos, no consumen… Para no perderse ni una escena de este serial que navega entre lo cutre y lo entretenido. Sólo hay que ver su cabecera que ha variado muy poco desde su origen.

Por supuesto, en este bar también hacen el evento cada domingo. Toda una experiencia, pero un poco aburrida e insípida para cualquier español acostumbrado a pasar una tarde de risas. Pero pruébalo, quizá te enganchas al serial.