Tach Allerseits, vielleicht gibt es Kollegen, die diese Liebeserklärung an die deutsche Sprache noch nicht kennen. Deutsche Version. “The Awful German Language” is an essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A On October 31, , Twain delivered a lecture titled “Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache” (“The Horrors of the German Language” in English). Buy Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache the a by Mark Twain (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” which proved to spracye very popular and brought him nationwide attention. Twain didn’t agree with me: Everyone who’s ever tried to learn German or even succeeded in it should read this, you’ll have a good laugh.

I am not an english native speaker but i could feel the pain of Mr. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. Sep 06, Mark Jones rated it it was amazing. Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum.

Quite an amusing book for the student of German. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. I’m honestly still laughing at this, it was one of the best comedy texts I’ve ever read: Der-die-das instead of the-the-th Though the book is really funny and entertaining it is hard not to contradict.


Open Preview See a Problem? Einige wenige …more Nun, die deutsche Sprache ist so ambivalent, finde ich, sodass sowohl die Bezeichnung “schrecklich” als auch “usefull” passt.

I was laughing at every turn of the page. Showing of 10 reviews. Some of these people may understand English. Yes, Rechtsschutzversicherungsunternehmen is a ridiculous word, but according to me, this function gives the language a creative side. Jun 13, We are too old to keep running from wildfires. No trivia or quizzes yet. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Was die Ausnahmen betrifft It is the best companion for German learners from English backgrounds. There is no way to interrupt: All in all, I enjoyed this short satirical book on why German language in awful for new learners.

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View all 40 comments. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.

Ich wusste nicht, dass Mark Twain versuchte, Deutsch zu lernen. I’m looking at you, separable diw. In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Every language has rules and every language has tons of exception.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Add both to Basket. I found this piece to be a fun elbow in the ribs at the German language. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Languages are living entities that keep developing. View forum View forum without registering on UserVoice. I don’t totally agree with Twain, because some of his comments are really dumb. Why exactly is German considered “Schrecklich? Write a customer review.


For what exceptions are concerned See all free Kindle reading apps. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The German language contains a complex system of inflection that is capable of frustrating learners in a manner similar to Twain’s argument: To settle things once and for all, you’ll find an English Review tqain the German one.

Nov 03, Soobie’s scared rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 1 reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Cases help when you have to schgeckliche which role a word play in a sentence, in addition you can start a sentence with an object and it will always be clear that’s an object and not a subject.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Ok, der-die-das muss man eben dazu lernen. I surrepticiously find this observation a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular.