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Über die Jugend schimpfen, aber die Alten …

Posted by juttajerlich on 4. February 2015

Von Gastpoet: Gerd Leypoldt

GerdLeypoldtGar mancher sieht sich oft in Not,

dieweil die Blase drücken tut!

Es tut gar oft schon etwas wehe,

und nicht ein einz’ges Klo ist in der Nähe!

kein Baum, kein Strauch, nur lauter Mauern,

lange darf das Suchen nicht mehr dauern!

Fast zu spät, da kommt der Geistesblitz,

auf dem Brunnen da, ein Rohr als Sitz

Mit dem Wasserstrahl lässt man es laufen,

S‘ heisst ja, das Wasser kann man sowieso nicht saufen!

Erlösung, welch himmlische Erfahrung, es ist geschafft,

nach dem ausgieb’gen Genuss vom vielen Gerstensaft!

Und die Moral von der Geschich’t?

Weit weg vom Klo, da trinkt man nicht! (zu viel!)

Es grüsst Euch der Gerd   (Ätsch, ich habe aber nur so getan)!

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The universal language

Posted by TabeaSano on 12. June 2014

ReisenThe key of sharing and collaborating on ideas is of course communication. And for communication not to lead to misunderstandings the same set of rules and values is important, which in a simple way can be just the language. As I am writing this blog entry in English it is obvious that I did so, because it will be understood by a wide range of people. It is not my first language and after years of using English and even being able to have serious conversations using it, I still feel that there are certain things I will never be able to express as I wanted to. The other way around, I feel more comfortable talking e.g. about Design Thinking in English, because I learned and worked with it solely in English.

I had the opportunity to spend some time in South America this year. This was something new and challenging to me. I’ve been to Asia quite a lot, but South America has an totally different, interesting cultural context and I had fun exploring it. One of the things I noticed quite soon was that although a lot of people spoke English, a lot of people did not. This is the same in a lot of Asian countries, but in contrast to Asia, it is not perceived as a lack, if you do not speak English. It was even the other way around that I felt I did not make enough effort to communicate in Spanish! I had plenty of situations when even amongst travellers the common language was not English but Spanish and I had a hard time keeping up, because my Spanish is beginner’s level at best.

It was kind of an eye opener to me. Until now I somehow expected everyone everywhere to speak English. It might have been a bit arrogant of me to expect that, because besides English there are other languages such as Spanish and Chinese that is spoken by a large number of people. I do not want to imply that we should all switch to a different language, but just looking at the development, we might have to think about other languages than English. Who knows what will happen in a few years if you look at the development of the Spanish speaking population in the United States, which is constantly growing. Or the great amount of Chinese speaking population on earth. This is an appeal for being open minded to other languages than English and making an effort learning Portuguese, German, French, Japanese, you name it. Do not automatically expect others to speak English, but agree on a language that is most comfortable for all.

P.S.: I had the most fun conversation with a Belgian guy, who did not speak English, but Spanish and French. I speak neither Spanish nor French, but English and still, we somehow talked about all kinds of things. We agreed on a mix of Spanish with English and a few words of French and voilà, we were having a great time talking

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Body language and its effect

Posted by TabeaSano on 8. December 2013

Communication happens on so many levels. Words, Eyes, Body, Mail, behavior online by simply clicking “like” on Facebook. It happens every day from waking up until going to sleep when saying good night. But in my opinion communication is underrated. People say they are bad at expressing themselves, they quickly switch to informal language and shorten everything they say with hashtags. We talk differently than 20 years ago and the World Wide Web is a big part of it. But communication is crucial to understand each other. Learning a new language gives you a key to the culture, because it reflects a big part of the culture itself. For example, in Japanese the word “I” is used less than in English or German, which I think reflects the importance of the groups rather than the individual.

One thing you don’t get taught when learning a new language is the body language. You have the stereotypical cold Scandinavian and on the other hand the kiss on the cheek giving South European. But besides cultural differences, body language in your own country is very important. It also has a huge effect on yourself, which Amy Cuddy reflects on in this talk on TED:

I found this video very inspiring and added it to my list about communication. For more info also have a look at these people:

Paul Ekman – One of the leading scientists on microexpressions and body language. He states that the basic expressions are universal and has a lot of interesting insights on how we e.g. mask a lie!
Stefan Verra – This man startles you all over again when analysing you and your body language. He has a lot of knowledge about what you tell others when standing, sitting or behaving in a certain way.

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NED Juli Paket

Posted by jjerlich on 12. July 2013

… and here comes a monthly package after the month has passed. Not a good approach for continuous learning every day. Unfortunately circumstances and energy levels lead to this. I apologize.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
おんど ondo temperature (e) Temperatur Temperatur haben
きょうしつ kyōshitsu classroom (s) Klassenzimmer “das fliegende Klassenzimmer”
ほんだな hondana bookshelf (s) Bücherregal (s) Regal
いたみ itami pain  (r) Schmerz es tut weh!
くるま kuruma  car (s) Auto Auto fahren
えいが eiga video  (s) Video (r) Film
せいびし seibishi  mechanic  MechanikerIn MechanikerIn lernen

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
よむ yomu read lesen ein Buch lesen, lesen können
つうやく tsūyaku interpreter ÜbersetzerIn als Übersetzerin arbeiten
電子辞書 denshi jisho electronic dictionary (s) Elektronisches Wörterbuch das ist unersetzbar in Japan
けいざいがく keizaigaku economics (e) Wirtschaft Wirtschaft studierden
ノート nōto notebook (s) Notizbuch (r) Notizblock
学習塾 Gakushū juku after school academy (e) Nachhilfeschule
げきじょう gekijō theater (s) Theater ins Theater gehen, ein Theater machen

Another set of words

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
こうじょう kōjō  factory  (e) Fabrik Fabriksarbeiter
ワインwain wine  (r) Wein Stadt Wien
おおきい ōkii big  groß (r) Großteil
 なぜなら Nazenara  because  weil deswegen, deshalb
 好む konomu like, prefer  mögen Wandern mögen
欲する hossuru
 want, desire  möchten ich möchte eine Torte
ギリギリ Giri Giri barely, at the edge  gerade noch an der Grenze

Gambare!

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NED – June Package

Posted by jjerlich on 1. June 2013

… and here comes a monthly package, please do come back and check, this post will get updated.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
ちいさい chiisai
 small  klein groß, mittelgroß, ganz groß
せっちゃくざい secchakuzai
glue (r) Klebstoff (r) Kleber, (r) Uhustick
ボクシング bokushingu
 boxing  (s) Boxen Fußball, Tennis, Schwimmen, (e) Sportarten
せいきゅうしょ seikyūsho
 bill (e) Rechnung Kann ich eine Rechnung bekommen?
したぎ shitagi
 underwear  (e) Unterwäsche (s) Unterhemd, (e) Unterhose, (r) BH
けが kega
injury  (e) Verletzung sich verletzen, (e) Wunde, verwundet werden
しゅじゅつ shujutsu operation (e) Operation (s) Krankenhaus, (e) Versicherung

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!


Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
えり eri collar (r) Kragen es geht dir an den Kragen
アリクイ arikui anteater (r) Ameisenbär Braunbär, Schwarzbär
つかう tsukau to use verwenden einsetzen
バイオリン baiorin violin (e) Violine (e) Geige, Geige spielen
でんしゃばんごう ressha bangō train number (e) Zugnummer
きぼうにみちた kibō ni michita hopefull hoffnungsvoll erwartungsvoll, voller Hoffnung sein
でんわばんごう denwa bangō phone number (e) Telefonnummer jemanden anrufen

Trotz Sonntag ein paar neue Wörter lernen!

Another week of words

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
そうじきをかける sōjiki o kakeru vacuum (r) Staubsauber (s) Staubtuch, (r) Staubwedel
てくび tekubi wrist  (s) Handgelenk (r) Handrücken, Finger, Ellbogen
くつろぐ kutsurogu  relax  ausspannen relaxen, ausruhen, entspannen
はみがきこ ha migakiko  toothpaste  (e) Zahnpaste (e) Zahnbürste, (e) Mundspülung
 雪/ゆき yuki  snow  (r) Schnee (r) Schneefall, schneien
 氷 koon ice (s) Eis gefrorenes Wasser
氷の道 koori no michi ice road (e) Eisfahrbahn gefährlich !

Gambare!

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NED: Nihongo – English – Deutsch package of the week

Posted by jjerlich on 19. May 2013

… more Words for the language learner out there.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
 無意味 muimi  senseless sinnlos sinnvoll
こうしゅうでんわ kōshū denwa
 public phone (s) öffentliche Telefon Mobiltelefon
つまらない tsumaranai
boring  langweilig aufregend
ひょう hyō
hail (r) Hagel hageln, es hagelt
くすりゆび kusuriyubi
 ring finger (r)  Ringfinger Mittelfinger, leiner Finger
しょほうせん shohōsen
 prescription (s) Rezeot Kochrezept
しゃかいがく shakaigaku
 sociology Soziologie Soziologie studieren, Soziologe, Soziologin

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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