All you German users, I have a German question!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wmmk, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    OK, Ich lerne Deutsch bei der Schule. Ich bin in das 8. Schuljahr. Ich habe morgens ein Vokabelpröfung. Es gibt 16 Wörter und eine Phrase. Es ist, "genauso groß wie". Wie sagt mann das auf Englisch?
    Vielen Dank,
    wmmk
     
  2. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that translates well on Google!!:cool:

    "OK ONE, I learns German with the school. I am in 8. School year. I have in the morning a Vokabelpröfung. There is 16 words and a cliche. It is just as large, “as”. How does man say on English?"
     
  3. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    You probably have to talk about how "genauso BLAH wie" means "as BLAH as" and how weird that is compared to the English version having only two words.

    Look up the German for "weird", is my advice.

    (And "simile".)
     
  4. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    isn't "as BLAH as" "so BLAH wie"?

    so genauso is the same as so in this case?
     
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    It is tricky to explain.

    ...

    And after five minutes of thinking of how to, I can't!

    I am rubbish. Sorry.
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm I know most of what you said but not the translation of that phrase! Sorry :eek:
     
  7. ecche macrumors regular

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    "genauso groß wie" translates into "(exactly) as big as" or "(exactly) as large as".

    Please do not be annoyed if I correct your original question. It should read : Ich lerne Deutsch in der Schule. Ich bin im 8. Schuljahr. Ich habe morgen eine Vokabelprüfung. Es geht um 16 Wörter und eine Redewendung (or: 'einen Ausdruck'). Diese (or: 'dieser' in the case of 'Ausdruck) lautet "genauso groß wie". Wie sagt man das auf Englisch?

    All the best for your test!
     

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