Der Die Das. The The The. Articles German Articles Why? Ehar, awry win! Thats why,. >Be a Belgian >Have to learn Dutch, French, English and German >Be pretty decent at all languages except German >Learning German grammar is a mental
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#10 - weetikveel (07/22/2013) [-]
>Be a Belgian
>Have to learn Dutch, French, English and German
>Be pretty decent at all languages except German
>Learning German grammar is a mental torture compared to the other languages
>German exam comes up
>Thank god it's an oral exam
>I'm trying to make the whole der-den-dem thing sound the same and I feel like it's working
>mfw suddenly the teacher gives me a sheet of paper and I have to translate and write down everything the bitch says
#22 to #10 - insanefreak (07/23/2013) [-]
German isn't that hard if you studied a bit of Latin. Compared to that language, German is pretty easy.

Latin has nominatief, accusatief, genitief, datief and ablatief (sorry, Dutch names), and practically every ******* word changes depending on the meaning it has in the sentence.
#45 to #22 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
did you not learn the latin names nominativus, genitivus, dativus, accusativus, ablativus in your Latin class? I did and I'm dutch as well
#56 to #45 - insanefreak (07/24/2013) [-]
It's possible, it's six years ago, and I don't really use it in daily life, so my knowledge of Latin isn't that good at all.
User avatar #28 to #22 - sabaton (07/23/2013) [-]
don't forget about 'Vocativ' (German name) ;-)
#30 - tabarzins (07/23/2013) [-]
and then there's Latin
6 years and I don't know any of this.
User avatar #25 - alexeilvlrussian (07/23/2013) [-]
ITT: English speakers don't understand gendered and plural articles.
User avatar #3 - threadz (07/22/2013) [-]
English Plurals
singular-plural
rat ------- rats
sheep -- sheep
foot ------ feet
cherry --- cherries
shelf ----- shelves
man ------ man
child ------ children
tooth ------ teeth
ox ---------- oxen
mouse ---- mice
goose ----- geese
die --------- dice
person ---- people
dumbass - douchbags
Because **** you
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User avatar #13 to #3 - rainbowtacos (07/23/2013) [-]
Just to clear a few things,
man goes to men,
all things that end if 'f' go to 'ves', so it's a rule
all double 'o' sounds become double 'e', and
all things that end in 'y' become 'ies'.
User avatar #14 to #13 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
It's still a pain in the ass to learn as a second language.
#40 to #14 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
As a German I found learning English easy as pie. The structure of it is not that complex, but on the other hand I understand how one can get confused by all the exceptions.

Then again, try finding regular verbs and nouns in German....

Also inb4, hurr durr, you made mistakes in your text.
User avatar #15 to #14 - rainbowtacos (07/23/2013) [-]
Oh most definitely, it is fraught with exceptions, because it's just cobbled from so many other languages, but at least it uses the same alphabet as many other languages, and having similar roots or being derived from another language makes words easier to figure out.
User avatar #16 to #15 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
Why can't we just all use Lojban. It's like Latin but better because there are only 1300 words which can be stacked together to make lots more words.
User avatar #17 to #16 - rainbowtacos (07/23/2013) [-]
I dunno, we're lazy ***** and learning is hard.
User avatar #33 to #13 - seuss (07/23/2013) [-]
moose- meese?
User avatar #32 to #13 - wersand (07/23/2013) [-]
goose -> geese
moose =/= meese
#6 to #3 - anon (07/22/2013) [-]
Man - MEN
BECAUSE **** YOU
User avatar #7 to #6 - threadz (07/22/2013) [-]
It's Obama's fault.
#18 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
Similar rules apply to Russian. It really isn't that hard, just practice for a day and you've got the hang of it.
User avatar #24 to #18 - gidio (07/23/2013) [-]
Russian doesn't have articles, *******
User avatar #44 - tigronn (07/23/2013) [-]
french :<
User avatar #29 - komandantmirkoo (07/23/2013) [-]
ok get this **** . you have nominative, accusative, dative and genitive. my language has that + 3 more locative, vocative and instrumental. in comparrison my language is more complex and superior. don't wanna say what language it is though because unnavoidable *********
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User avatar #36 to #34 - komandantmirkoo (07/23/2013) [-]
good going. by uttering the words serbo croatian this will now become serbs vs croats.
also #1 language in the world.
#53 to #36 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
Cuclai mi ga pederu
#52 to #36 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
Napuši se kurca mirkoooooo! N-A-P-U-Š-I S-E K-U-R-C-A! Droljo jedna
User avatar #51 to #36 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (07/23/2013) [-]
Hah, you all speak balkanese!
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User avatar #54 to #34 - komandantmirkoo (07/23/2013) [-]
do you see what you have caused? before you know it we'll have another war on our hands.
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#46 to #34 - angelusprimus (07/23/2013) [-]
dude, don't call it that. there is no easier way to get both serbs and croatians to hate you.
As someone born in Sarajevo I think we should just meet in the middle and call it Bosnian.

Seriously though, if you ignore 50 years of yugoslavian attempts to meld it into one language and go to either pre-yugoslavian languages or today's serbian and croatian, linguistically those are two different languages.
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User avatar #1 - thunderkrux (07/22/2013) [-]
Challenge mode, hearing a noun the first time and guess what article to use, I never knew kitchen appliances could be male or female.
#11 to #1 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
Male or female? Please, there are even some neutral!
Die Kueche
Der Topf
Die Mikrowelle
Der Löffel
Die Gabel
Das Messer
Das Schneidebrett
Der Küchenschrank
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#39 to #1 - snaigen (07/23/2013) [-]
Das Fickschnitzel
User avatar #4 to #1 - hoeschy (07/22/2013) [-]
Die Küche = female ... what else
User avatar #5 to #4 - threadz (07/22/2013) [-]
DIE KITCHEN DIE!!!
#23 to #5 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
Der Trottel
#26 to #23 - nikahol (07/23/2013) [-]
you my friend deserved this thumb
User avatar #20 - justbeinabrony (07/23/2013) [-]
the last row actually means more along the lines of "of the"
for example,
der Herr = the lord, die Ringe = the ring,

the lord of the rings = der Herr der Ringe
User avatar #21 to #20 - justbeinabrony (07/23/2013) [-]
*die Ringe = the rings
User avatar #9 - SmilingJackSmyth ONLINE (07/22/2013) [-]
This isn't even complicated. Italian is harder.
#12 to #9 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
i'm italian and i partially agree
#50 - anon (07/23/2013) [-]
A lot of language has the same system. However i do agree that german gramma is a ******* bitch to learn
#49 - lolikikolik (07/23/2013) [-]
Czechfag reports
#47 - angelusprimus (07/23/2013) [-]
German grammar is pretty straightfoward.
Polish on the other hand...
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#27 - nikahol (07/23/2013) [-]
I've been living in Austria for almost 4 years and I have learned all the finer details of the German language yet when anyone asks me if  I know an article...
I've been living in Austria for almost 4 years and I have learned all the finer details of the German language yet when anyone asks me if I know an article...
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User avatar #31 to #19 - suckittrebek (07/23/2013) [-]
As a dane - I HATE having to learn this!
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