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

Memrise German Christmas Course

I made a Memrise course with vocab related to Christmas, Hanukkah, Skiing, Snow, New Year's, and more. Since I feel that the Christmas bonus skill doesn't have THAT much vocab, I thought I would share it with you all. In return, I ask for help with corrections or giving me additional vocab to add {or, I can make you a contributor}. You can find the course here; http://www.memrise.com/course/1334922/german-winter-vocabulary/

December 18, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AHA3006

As a native German speaker I learnt quite a bit ("tinsil"!), thanks a lot for this.

Some German words I had never read before, but you translated the English words excellent (e.g. "Weihnachtspudding", "Weihnachtself", "Winterreinigung")

I had to look up "Winterbeere". This does exist, apparently, but I knew "Stechpalme" or "Ilex" only, which are not quite the same botanically.

"Blizzard" is sometimes used in German, too, but I'd prefer good old "Schneesturm". And maybe "verschneit" instead of "schneeig". "Mince Pie" could be a "Hackfleischpastete", I'd use "einfrieren" instead of "tieffrieren".

Eine tolle Liste, weiterhin einen schönen Vierten Advent!

December 18, 2016

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

Thank you very much brittalexiswm and AHA3006!
One remark:
A modern mince pie is sweet! So I would not translate it to "Hackfleischpastete'

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mince_pie
"A mince pie (also mincemeat pie in New England, and fruit mince pie in Australia and New Zealand) is a sweet pie of British origin, filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices called "mincemeat", that is traditionally served during the Christmas season in the English-speaking world. Its ingredients are traceable to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders brought with them Middle Eastern recipes containing meats, fruits and spices."
Happy Christmas!

December 18, 2016

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

I'll give it a test over the next hour or so ;)

December 18, 2016

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

I will check this out right now. :3

December 18, 2016

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

Hello,

I am taking this course, and I am very satisfied with it, thank you very much for the effort. I plan to totally finish it (at the moment I am halfway through).

Minor comments, in order to help you make this curse even better:

  • female skiing instructor probably shouldn't be "die Skifahrerin" but "die Skilehrerin" (in Level 4, only singular form, plural looks ok).

  • there are multiple instances of same term (in English) is repeating twice with multiple German translation, so when I am reviewing, I have 50-50 chance to be correct or wrong, examples are:

  • Baby Jesus ("das Christkind" and "Jesulein", both in level 3)

  • the ribbon ("das Band" and "die Schleife", both in level 2)

  • tradition ("das Brauchtum" and "die Tradition", both in level 3 - I have help in this one - "die Tradition" is "tradition" and "das Brauchtum" is "the tradition" so there is minor difference)

Once again, thank you very much for this course.

Nedim

December 31, 2016

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

It won't load for me. :(

December 19, 2016
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