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For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by ev on 3 April 2011 10:02am
 
Terry Gilliam's film 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' is largely based on the original story by Gottfried August Buerger. Here you can freely download three parts of the original in .mp3, together with accompanying text. Great practice for those who are learning German!:
http://www.vorleser.net/html/buerger.html

There are many other authors on the same website too. The slightly easier texts would include fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm:
http://www.vorleser.net/html/andersen.html
http://www.vorleser.net/html/grimm.html
(Scroll down a bit on the Grimm page)

Actually it's incredible how many fairly tales that we know in English derive from these authors..
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by bIG bLOGGER on 4 April 2011 3:38pm
 
Sabberst du,oder has du tollwut???
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by ev on 4 April 2011 3:48pm
 
(hast du Tollwut..)

Translation: Are you drooling, or do you have rabies?

Let me think about that one, bb..
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by kisch on 4 April 2011 4:50pm
 
Why, reading the title of zis post I invariably hear John Cleese's voice?....
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by ev on 5 April 2011 6:46am
 
Zat's...Not...Funny!
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by tucsonmike on 5 April 2011 11:43pm
 
Yes Kisch, I hear John Cleese's voice. Zat ist very funny, ja? Strangely, I just learned in Cincinnati, instead of what? they say please? (Direct translation of bitte). (Cincinnati might be next year if I have my first two books out, but that is another fairy tale) I can GET to Cincinnati.

The book I read, German Biography of a Language was quite interesting.
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by Ken Dunn on 19 May 2011 8:05am
 
je ne sprechen ze Deutch pas!

Translation from French/German :

I don't speak German.
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by Sonny Syde on 21 May 2011 1:21am
 
I speak fluent German but only when I invade Poland.
 
Re: For zose who vant to improve zeir German.. by ev on 26 May 2011 9:05am
 
>Don't mention the war..<
 



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