It includes an original PokeRAP video?!! Sold!
And in English, the Pokemon slogan is "Gotta collect 'em all!"
Or as the Germans say "Come snap them to yourself!"
(Non-literally it translates along the lines of "Come get them" or some such phrase)
According to wordreference, the main meaning is "to gather" http://www.wordreference.com/deen/sammeln
Why here is accepted translation "We collect all", but in another example "Ich sammle alles!" is not accepted the translation "I collect all"?
Probably somebody reported one of them and not the other, so you should report the other one.
"sammeln" makes me think of "Mr. Sammler's Planet". Would "Sammler" mean "collector" in German? I'm guessing it doesn't, but it's still a good mnemonic.
Actually, it does mean that! When adding a suffix that begins with a vowel (in this case "-er") to a verb root that ends with "el", the "e" is dropped. So "sammel-" + "-er" becomes "Sammler".
Does the word sample work? I tried, and it didn't, but is it acceptable in real life?
You might be thinking of the word "Sampeln". "Sammeln" is a completely different word and has nothing to do with sampling or samples.
Thanks! I was thinking along the lines of scientific sample, not the store sample, in case that wasn't clear, but I guess that the German word doesn't mean that, either?
Can anybody explane why sammeln ends with n? I mean not like other verb, ending with en when used with wir. It is a special kind of verb or it is not a verb at all?
It's functionally the same as the -en ending for verbs. I think dropping the e here is just an exception for this word because of the way it's spelled or pronounced. I bet there are at least a few other words that work the same way too. I'm not sure if there's a rule for it, though.