Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Denglisch 101

I've been catching myself doing this a lot lately, among other Denglischisms.


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  1. haha! kinda like master yoda

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    1. Totally! I've actually made a comic about it a while ago!! http://bringmebonsai.blogspot.com/2011/06/yoda.html

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  2. Jeder time, dass ich your Blog lese, bin ich total excited :)

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    1. It pleases me, that you my comics enjoy!

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  3. Yeah, I did the same with my mother language French and German at first. My letters to my french family were funny to read, they told me :-)

    I found it disturbing that I couldn't find translations in my mind for some words the German people used every day: "Das ist so gesund", "Oh, wie gemütlich...", "Mahlzeit!"...

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    1. Yeah, some words are just untranslatable and handy! At mealtimes I still have to say "itadakimasu" (basically "Guten Appetit" in Japanese) before I eat just because I've done it all my life. It's frustrating because you really don't have any equivalent in English!

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  4. gosh I always suck with languages. We speak in mix all the time. how do you manage with 3??

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    1. I can usually keep Japanese out of the mix, but I mix up English and German ALL the time. Although that's not entirely true...I totally mix Japanese and English when I talk to friends who understand both. EEK!

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