https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

the otter and other animals in German

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http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2018/04/the-otter.html

We have lots of animals in Scotland not covered by duolingo

Are there common German animals also not represented

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April 27, 2018

10 Comments


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    For what it's worth, I have a comprehensive TinyCards deck on animals in German: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/4vrccR5h/german-animals

    April 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

    danke

    April 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/solopipe

    Käfer only has one f (your card says "Käffer")

    April 28, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Thank you solopipe. It's corrected now.

      April 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ParPortas

      Otter is a word with two meanings in German: There is the Otter as a snake and the Otter who lives mostly in the water, eating fish...

      Thought this would be nice to know

      April 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ursulias

      Die Kreuzotter (feminin) ist die einzige Giftschlange, die es in Deutschland gibt. Der Otter (maskulin) ist ein kleines Raubtier, das im Wasser lebt. DIE Kreuzotter (Schlange). DER Otter - kleines Raubtier

      April 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ParPortas

      Good help with the articles here to have a visible difference. Sometimes we leave out to say "Kreuz" if we do not want to make it so detailed. Than we say "die Otter" (also if we mean an individual Otter directly)

      By the way: Most of us here in Germany only see this snake in zoological gardens or familiar places like this. The Kreuzotter is shy and we do not have many of them. She is not the only snake with poison here. (http://www.heimische-tiere.de/Schlangen_Deutschland.htm) to see more in German (maybe a little bit fast): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ-d4ukXnuk

      There are also a lot of collectors which lost their snakes in the last years. A lot of them are captured in other countries and sometimes illegal.

      May 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ursulias

      Danke! Das wusste ich nicht. Wow. Freut mich, Neues zu lernen. Von der Giftschlange im Schwarzwald hatte ich noch nie gehört. Bisher habe ich eine Kreuzotter, eine Ringelnatter und eine Äskulapnatter in dem Ort Schlangenbad in der Natur gesehen. Und viele Blindschleichen, die ja keine Schlangen sind.

      May 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/w1ndh0ek

      Hey Jack, you are back!

      April 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

      thank you

      April 29, 2018
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