Wann geht es wieder los?

der Osterhase kommet

Deutschstunden fangen wieder im April in der SRPA an.

,,Beginners” von Montag dem 24sten April

,,Improvers” von Mittwoch dem 26sten April

Bis dann!



der, die, das and all that jazz – updated

Realising just how difficult it is to grasp the whole concept of gender and case in German and then, on top of that, having to make the adjectives agree as well, I’ve come up with a knife, fork and spoon guide to der, die, das. Please see what you think. I hope it helps.

der, die, das

And for those who prefer a version with genders thatare a bit easier to remember:

der, die, das Mann, Frau, Kind

Richard Clayderman – just because

Thanks to Henning Wehn, those of us who went to see his stand up comedy performance at Lincoln University’s Engine Shed on Saturday evening have been hummimg Ballade pour Adeline ever since. That’s because Henning has convinced us that Richard Clayderman is the resident pianist at the service station on the M6-toll , where a better class of driver is known to take rest stops.

Don’t get it? Guess you had to be there. Anyway, just because, you can enjoy it too if you follow this link.

Navigating our way through the accusative case in German

Thanks to Richard’s thought-provoking and memorable expositions of the ins and outs of German grammar, members of our improvers class now refer to ‘direct objects’ as ‘victims’ of the verb. Whenever we detect the presence of one of these victims we automatically put them into the accusative case.

When it comes to prepositions, such as ‘in’ which can take either accusative or dative case, depending on meaning and context, we talked about going in die Kneipe (accusative) as opposed to meeting our friends in der Kneipe (dative).

For Richard, inspiration struck again. ‘Motion towards’ and answering the question ‘wohin?’ as opposed to simply ‘wo?’ just doesn’t cut it with him. He had to get his satnav out!

So now we remember that ‘in’ takes the accusative, if we need a satnav to get there! Thank you, Richard!

But should we always follow our satnav? This blog has different advice.

Freitag, 23. Februar 2007

Navigationssysteme zwingen zu neuen Verkehrszeichen

In Exton (UK) wurden Schilder aufgestellt, den Anweisungen des Navis nicht zu folgen. Hintergrund: Die Ortsdurchfahrt ist so eng, dass Brummis regelmässig Probleme verursachen, weil sie nur ihren Navis vertrauen und nicht auf die Beschilderung achten.

Quelle: The Mail on Sunday