04-03-2012, 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
Scheiße.... Haven't been practicing German Rosetta Stone learning in a few months / need new Bavarian Frau to finish learning proper German
04-03-2012, 01:30 AM
04-03-2012, 05:27 AM
@Qaridarium: if you try to teach German, at least get it right.
@Michael: It's "Ich gehe in das Museum für alkoholfreies Bier !". I won't try for an explanation since I always despised languages at school :-)
Btw, even more natural would be the short form: Ich gehe ins Museum für alkoholfreies Bier.
Last edited by mazumoto; 04-03-2012 at 05:36 AM.
04-03-2012, 05:44 AM
04-03-2012, 05:59 AM
I have even shorter-er version for you: "Ab ins Museum für Alkoholfreies"
Originally Posted by mazumoto
ger Ab = ger Los == us "Lets go"
ger ins = ger in das == us in the
Museum = Museum
für == for(sometimes "of")
Alkoholfreies = Alkohol + frei(es) = Alcohol - free (catterpillar word, compare us Earthquake)
(-es) part - addition to adjectives when they stick to nouns of neutral gender. In nominative case and accusative case.
Alkoholfreies = alkoholfreies Beier == alcohol-free(as noun) = alcohol-free beer
Here, I made a noun out of adjective and noun. Its like "good stuf" = "goodie".
German = English(abc, part of grammar, small part of word construction) + Russian(huge part of grammar, lots of word constructions).
But if you take Russian = French + English + German + Arab + old Russian(10-5%), you will get general idea of modern state of languages.
But russian has "Mat" that no one language has.
04-03-2012, 06:50 AM
I know Russian very well and there is such thing as "mat language" (I speak fluent Russian and Mat ). It's very commonly used, even here (ex Russia).
On the other hand Russian has very very rich language, every single thing has it's own name. Me, knowing Russian very well, I'm still confused reading some Russian classic books as there are many phrases which only Russians can understand fully.
About the Mat ("мать") language, well I think a lot of nations have heard about it and a lot of people from different parts of the world know many of words of that language (well not really a language, but subsection of Russian )
04-03-2012, 08:25 AM
Probably you mean "мат" (short form of "матерный язык"). "Мать" mean "mother".
Originally Posted by Kirurgs
04-03-2012, 08:52 AM
Whoa, I have to disagree with Kirurgs here.
Originally Posted by Kirurgs
Mat is a tabooed slang. I really hope he is not talking mat to his relatives, parents, children.
What makes it interesting is that it is derived from a few obscene expressions, about half-dozen noun. Employing the Russian prefix and suffix system it forms a simple context dependent language. The movie "Red Heat" has got a few mat lines.
It is used prevalently by male groups, especially in military and criminal circles and to some degree by young adults due to its taboo status.
But yeah, pretty much every grown up Russian understands mat.
04-03-2012, 01:40 PM
How the f*** did this thread turn from "possibility of steam for linux" into "Championship of the world greatest German grammar nazis"??
Were you invited or did you invite yourself? =P
Originally Posted by Michael
04-03-2012, 01:51 PM