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(Just completed) Fairy tale in slow German with audio & parallel text

Hey folks,

I've just finished putting together a version of the Three Little Pigs in German, with (reasonably) slow audio and parallel texts.

I figured some of you might get some milage out of it:

http://www.thegermanexperiment.com/stories/threepigs/

The audio is actually a little faster than I would have liked for near-beginners to follow, but I don't know. What do you think?

I'll have another two stories coming soon(ish), once I replenish my stores of motivation with public encouragement ;)

EDIT: Story #2 is now up: http://www.thegermanexperiment.com/stories/goldilocks/

(For anyone bookmarking, you should bookmark http://www.thegermanexperiment.com/stories/ <== so that you'll see the next one when I finish it. Which should hopefully be this weekend, fingers crossed!)

March 4, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satishvc

Excellent idea. Site looks good too. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely be bookmarking and visiting to give them a listen.

Well done!

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isaacishumble

Cool!

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Thank you. So nice you put together a version of the Three Little Pigs. I find it so helpful to both read and listen at the same time. Also, I learn so much using parallel texts. I may have missed it, but what is the website "thegermanexperiment.com"? I'm looking forward to reading more stories. A Lingot for you! :)

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/warmnoodle

Thank you!

The site will (eventually) have a few German lessons and other stories on it. Obviously not finished yet, but I wanted to get one story up and out there first!

I started off calling these "experiments" because I wanted to see if people liked them, and if it would help me to learn. The name kind of stuck. I've done it in a few different languages now:

http://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories (the first one I made) http://www.theitalianexperiment.com/stories http://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories

Because I end up listening to each story about a million times when I'm editing them (and also because the stories are quite repetitive), it's really good at sticking stuff in my head :)

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Thanks for your reply. I've "followed the discussion" and look forward to new additions. :)

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cherub721

Thank you!

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hauptmann_J

Excellent. You have done a fine job. A Lingot for you.

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xAngelique

Thank you so much, this is incredibly useful! Good job on putting it together, it looks very lovely! /gives lingot

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ivorj002

It was good to read and hear the words spoken , think I understood about half of it so must be getting better !!

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertoEmi6

Thank you SO MUCH! It's just the right speed for me, I can enjoy the story and learn from the context even if I only know some 1000 words. The only other site that offers me a comparable experience is www.nachrichtenleicht.de. I've bookmarked your site.

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrinceVema

Please suggest a site for children rhymes in German

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MGRPL

I really like the idea - cool work.

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nena5000

Bookmarked your site. Thanks for posting and congratulions for your excellent work!

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John-AI4FR

Awesome, thanks!!!

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeeRamm

Very Nice!

I like the Ziegelhandy at the end!

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoungSpice94

Are you a native speaker?

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anetaliwa

huj

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fussheber

Eine tolle Idee, vielen Dank dafür!!

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kamka_ser_mejor

This is great! I'm waiting for more :)

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vorylon

Danke! Das ist toll, gute Idee!

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MareeKristine

Adorable!!! Super Excited!!! Love fairy tales! BOOKMARKED.

March 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zwilling2016

Thank you! It looks ecellent. I am a native german speaker and I will learn better english here. You dit such a good job. For me it would be fantastic, if there would be an english speaker to.

Du siehts, mein Englisch ist so schlecht, dass ich sehr davon profitieren würde, wenn Du die Möglichkeit fändest, den englischen Text ebenfalls vorlesen zu lassen. Vielleicht ist das eine Idee für die Zukunft? Es steckt so viel Arbeit und Mühe in der Seite, dass es schön wäre, wenn man sie auch zum Englisch lernen nutzen könnte.

Natürlich ist die Seite viel mehr als einen Lingot wert :-)

March 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

I looked at it briefly, and I spotted a typo in the translation you will want to correct - it's in the encounter with the third little pig. The wolf "jumped" out of the pot ( you have "humped"!) I'm sure it was just a slip of the finger. I've already seen the Italian stories, and I enjoyed them very much.

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/warmnoodle

Whoa, thanks for that, Susanna! How very embarrassing for the poor wolf ;)

I've fixed that up. Let me know if you spot anything else — it does get a little repetitive doing the text, so it's easy to let the old brain and finger slip.

Glad you like the Italian stories too!

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

At one time I had I Tre Porcellini almost completely memorized. I've gotten away from it for a while, though, and don't think I could repeat it very well. I probably couldn't repeat it anyway; even when I know the correct pronunciation of words (in my mind), if I try to say them they come out all wrong.

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/warmnoodle

Hmm, I didn't cross my fingers hard enough. Two months later, and the third story is now up! http://www.thegermanexperiment.com/stories/redridinghood/

I'm dubious about the morals of this story, but it's still a bit fun!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

The picture of the first of "Die Drei Kleinen Schweinchen" has the sign posts in the wrong language.

May 12, 2016
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