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Deutsche Prüfung [Mar. 20th, 2003|03:53 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Went to the local elementary school and taught the kids the ABCs in German... so entertaining. Kids at that age are funny. They're also really smart... they caught on really fast. Their favorite letters were G ("gay"), H ("hah!"), and Y ("oops-i-lon"), always followed by bouts of laughter.

Danach gingen wir zur Kneipe. After having 2 pints with my German teacher, we kinda forgot about the whole oral interview thing. When we were going to our cars she remembered and told me we'd just do it on the phone, while she was driving home. I got to pick the topic, so I talked about Open Source, its ideals/philosophies, how Linux is better than Windows, how Open Source companies make money, how my business runs, etc... spoke for a good 5+ minutes quickly before I ran out of material. She had some questions... I answered them. 30/30 Punkte! Hooray. :P (I told her the other day she could just flunk me if she wanted, since it didn't matter, but she thought it'd be better if I passed.... :))

Auch kaufen wir (meine Lehrerin und ich) beim Mall (er, Einkaufszentrum) zusammen Samstag, weil sie liebt zu kaufen, und ich es hasse. Sie wird mir helfen, und ich ihr Mittagessen kaufen kann. Ihre Tochter wird auch mitkommen, die 4 Jahre alt ist, und kann beide Deutsch und Englisch sprechen. Ich freue mich auf, mit ihr zu sprechen. Ich denke dass ihre Deutsch besser als meine sein wird, obwohl (weil!) sie so jung ist.

[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2003-03-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
I was confused on a few words in your German statement and went to babblefish to figure out if I was understanding it correctly:

Also we (my teacher and I) buy Saturday in the Mall (it, shopping center) together because they to buy loves, and I hate it. It will help buy can me, and I its lunch. Your daughter will come along also, can speak who is old 4 years, and both German and English. I look forward to to speak with its. I think that its German will be better than mine, although (because!) it is so young.

Bwahaha. "Your daughter will come along also."
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[User Picture]From: elfy
2003-03-20 11:08 pm (UTC)
The funny thing is, that brad said it right and it was translated wrong by babelfish. Because 'Ihre Tochter' means 'Her daughter', not 'your daughter'. And 'obwohl (weil!) sie so jung ist.' Is also correct and out of nowhere translated wrong with 'it'. Brad said 'although (because!) she is so young.'

So... never trust babelfish.
(I mean, sure, there are some mistakes in hi german, but not as many as babelfish puts into.)
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From: darkvelvet
2003-03-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur bestandenen Prüfung :D und viel Spaß beim Einkaufen!
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
2003-03-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
   Mensch, Brad, deine Wörterordnung ist echt /interessant/

   Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Prüfung ^_^

   Ok, my German sucks.  I haven't used it in a while.
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[User Picture]From: lierre
2003-03-21 01:14 am (UTC)
ich wünsche, dass meine Lehrer für mich einkaufen gehen würden, ich hasse es nämlich auch :p
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[User Picture]From: j_digi82
2003-03-21 04:54 am (UTC)
Wow, you've got quite a fan club going here.
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[User Picture]From: niltiac
2003-03-21 09:33 am (UTC)
I can count to 10 in German. =)

And I know the word for french fries (I was 5 years old when I lived in Germany, and that was my favorite word).
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