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Meine Freundin oder eine Freundin von mir!

von DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 30. March 2020

Blog 14 by Ashish

Moin everyone and welcome back!

Friendship and love are common in every culture. Although we all come from different cultures, we have similar emotions and feelings for love and friendship. It is an interesting topic for everyone and we all had a lot of fun discussing this during our class.

To my surprise, I learnt that there is no word for girlfriend or boyfriend in German. It simply has done word: Friend. And, depending on the context, it describes whether we are talking about girlfriend or boyfriend or simply a friend. For example, if I say “Sie ist eine Freundin von mir”, it means that “She is my friend”. And if I say “Sie ist meine Freundin”, it means that “She is my girlfriend”.

Maybe, most of you already know about this. But, what I want to point out is that the conversations for native and non-native Germans can get humorous and sometimes embarrassing. It is a beginner’s mistake. However, while learning a language one should not be shy of making mistakes. More the mistakes, more the fun! In the end, one shall master the language while enjoying the process of learning.

Viel Spaß!

Ashish (@ashes.kk)

 

Ein paar lange Lieblingswörter!

von DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 28. March 2020

Blog 13 by Ashish

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Compound or very long words are present in every language. But, German language has some humorous long words. And that is another reason to learn the language. The words can be so long that they can form a complete sentence or run across pages. Let me name a few favourite long words.

Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän is a 42 letter word that means the captain of the Danube steamship company. It is considered to be one of the longest words in the language. However, it is highly unlikely that one would encounter such a word in day-to-day life. Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften is a 39 letter word which is the most frequently used. It is the one single word for the insurance companies providing legal protection. The most common long words in German are the numbers like Siebentausendvierhundertvierundfünfzig which is nothing but 7254. If there is any limit to the number of long words one can make using the language, it is only one’s creativity.

The German word construction allows you to make long words of your own. I have created one such long word for a cartoon appearing in the MAD magazine. I am not sure whether the word actually can exist or makes any sense, but it was fun to create: Spaßmachers-Bananen-stolpern-Himmels-Geldschrank-abfallen. I need not explain the meaning, it is clear from the picture. I find it interesting to make long words and hope that you find the same.

Viel Spaß!

Ashish (@ashes.kk)

 

Wie kann man dem Alltag entfliehen?

von DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 27. March 2020

Blog 12 by Ashish

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How can man flee from everyday life? You must be wondering how I come to a topic about fleeing from everyday life. The thought occurred to me in the German class as I was asked to write about it in my homework. I would like you to have some taste of fascinating thoughts which occurred to me.

Generally, everyday life seems to be boring. It is all because one keeps doing a regular set of activities. However, making small changes to your daily activities can be interesting. For example, one can cook something different, try out a new restaurant, make new friends over a cup of coffee, change one’s daily route of commuting, maybe meditate for 10-20 minutes, read a book, and the list goes on. One can also take big challenges like moving to a new city, taking up a new job, travelling around the world, and so much more.

There are so many opportunities to make small or big changes in everyday life to make it interesting. Everything is possible, when one has the will power to get it done. One must believe that everyday life is interesting. If not one has to at least believe that it can be made interesting by making such small or big changes. Once everyday life is made interesting, one starts loving it and there is no need to flee from it.

Viel Spaß!

Ashish (@ashes.kk)

 

Was für ein Leben? Ohne Schärfe!

von DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 26. March 2020

Blog 11 by Ashish

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What’s life? Without spice! Yes, it gets better when you have an option to choose the level of spice in the Currywurst – a German origin food that consists of chopped chunks of fried sausage seasoned with ketchup and topped with curry powder and other spices. It is served with potato fries. The Bruzzelhütte is a currywurst joint on Bremer Straße in Hamburg, a must visit just to try out on how much hot and spicy you can eat.

As you can see in the picture, the scale of spice varies from 1 to 12 and anything above 7 is extremely spicy. I did not dare and decided to go for the median of regular levels that was number 4 – the Chilli Burner. And as the name suggests, I had some burning sensations on my tongue and throat. I enjoyed my snack as the experience eating it was somewhat novel.

It is merely a coincidence that just like the spice levels in the Currywurst, the German language levels are also 12 in number. They are A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1, C1.2, C2.1 and C2.2 in the increasing order of difficulty. You will have to master the lower levels before you try out the higher levels. Only people with sheer grit and determination are able to master them all.

Viel Spaß!

Ashish (@ashes.kk)

 

Lebe deine Träume mit Schmetterlingen!

von DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 25. March 2020

Blog 10 by Ashish

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Butterflies or Schmetterlingen (as they are called in German) are the most beautiful creatures. The Alaris Schmetterlingspark in Buchholz is one such place where you can find all varieties of butterflies. Since the butterflies are warm weather creatures, the park is open from April to October.

Let us explore the life cycle of the butterfly. It starts life as a very small, oval egg. The egg hatches, we would expect a butterfly to emerge, right?  Well, the larva or the caterpillar, as we call it is the second stage. Caterpillars do not stay for very long, and all they do is eat. Pupa is the next stage where the caterpillar is fully grown and now it is undergoing a remarkable transformation from the inside. Finally, when the caterpillar has completed this transformation inside the pupa, you will get to see a beautiful butterfly in the last stage. In the picture, is a beautiful, green butterfly which has undergone this transformation.

At the butterfly park, you can see all stages of the butterfly, from the egg to the fully grown butterfly. The park houses numerous butterflies with amazing colours, types and sizes. They are friendly creatures flying around in the park and if you are lucky they sit on your shoulder. It is just like, “living a dream with butterflies!”. You can also “Lebe deine Träume mit Schmetterlingen!

Viel Spaß!

Ashish (@ashes.kk)