So in german are adverbs and adjectives the same when used in either way? As in I've seen ruhig to mean both "quietly" and "quiet"
Why is "Everything's" a mistake? While "Everything is" is a correct variant
So I've noticed in a couple of words like "ruhig" and "richtig" that the ending "g" sounds a lot like a "ch". Is it wrong to use a hard g sound like is more common in English? Is it wrong to just treat it like a "ch" sound?
Pronouncing it as a ‘ch’, /ç/, is the standard pronunciation in Germany. Some German speakers can be found to pronounce it with the final ‘g’, /k/ - which we must remember isn't like the English ‘g’ because it is devoiced, becoming more of an English ‘k’ sound. I believe the latter pronunciation is considered non-standard, though, but I'm not 100% sure.
You pronounce it as "rruy-hc" where the "rr" represents the French "r" and the hc represents the German "ch" pronunciation in "ich"
.. On the western front.
"Im Westen nichts Neues" this was the original title. As you can see it is not a literally translation
Literally "In the west nothing new", though I would phrase it as "Nothing new in the west" to sound more natural in English.
ack I shoulda known from "neu"
Why does it have -es though? What conjugation is this with?
I actually don't know why it has that ending. The best I can guess is that that's just how they decided the noun form of "new" should be spelled.
I'd be interested to know the reason for that in more detail if anybody else has the answer.
How do I know when to use Alles and Alle?
Alles means "everything".
Alle on its own means "everyone"
Alle followed by a noun means "all of the [noun]s"
I would say yes. In English Quiet is essentially synonymous with Silent, so I think Ruhig and Still are synonymous.
Why not everyone is quiet? There is another exercise that says "alles hort es" saying the correct answer was "everyone hears it"
I'm not certain, but I think a better translation for "everyone" would be "Jeder".
From the very beginning, I was doing quite well with all the pronunciation except for r. I am having great trouble with r. And I thought I would find somewhere in the discussion about R's pronunciation, R-words' pronunciation, but I haven't found one yet. And now, I think this problem is unique, only attributed to me. Can anyone help me in details?
The sound is very difficult to make. You're not alone in this at all. It's hard to explain the sound with text alone. It's better to watch a video on it, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNn0ORQPrtA
Just practice making the sound on its own, and using it in words. Imitate speakers as best you can. It will be uncomfortable at first, but it really does just take practice and repetition.
Leise can only refer to a sound with low volume. Ruhig can be anywhere from calm to peaceful to still to quiet.
It really does take a lot of getting used to. You just have to come to terms with the fact that a lot of the sounds you think should be audible won't end up being very audible.