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Ich mag hausaufgaben nicht. [Oct. 13th, 2000|09:52 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Well, my physics midterm is complete. While taking the test I changed my mind a dozen times between thinking "damn, this is easy" and "oh shit, I'm gonna flunk." At the end I was still feeling pretty confident, but we'll see what grade I end up getting in the end.

I was feeling pretty good and relaxed until I get this mail from Jackson:

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 08:24:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jackson Michael Davis <jmdavis@cs.washington.edu>
To: Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@bradfitz.com>
Subject: Re: Linguistics

By 5:00 tonight

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:

> When's our homework due?
>
> - Brad
>
Doh! I didn't feel like doing homework today. *sigh* Guess I'd better start on that.....
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-10-13 12:13 pm (UTC)

Ich mag nicht hausaufgaben

Vhat does that mean? ;)
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2000-10-13 01:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Ich mag nicht hausaufgaben

Ask the fish. (German -> English I presume)
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[User Picture]From: sylvie
2000-10-13 03:50 pm (UTC)
gaaaak! your german is WRONG
"i don't like homework" is "ich mag Hausaufgaben nicht"
"i like no homework" is "ich mag kein Hausaufgaben"
you probably meant the former
grrrr.....
LEARN GRAMMAR
(german grammar is NOT hard)
umm...yeah. i'm not *really* a bitch
( *
*chomp*
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From: zztzed
2000-10-13 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re:

actually, he probably meant "ich habe Hausaufgaben nicht gern" ... that's a more natural German way of saying you don't like something ... mögen is more often used to express probability (like, "ich mag schwimmen" == "I'll probably go swimming")... according to my German teacher, anyway. actually, I may be misremembering the part about mögen expressing probability, but I recall quite clearly that gern haben/nicht gern haben is generally used more often to indicate like/dislike.
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[User Picture]From: sylvie
2000-10-14 09:09 am (UTC)

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i was correcting what he was trying to say, not what he should have been trying to say
and i was tired and grumpy
now i'm just tired and whiny
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