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Old Jan 20 2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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OK, I'm not trying to be cheeky here but my sister needs some help with her A level German cw- for part of it she needs to write to someone in Germany about German festivals in German. Unfortunately her school being rubbish and not really bothering about German, they haven't bothered about organising people for them to contact!
The other 2 people doing the A level are writing to one of their friend's German Grandmother but Lizi wants to try to find someone else to email! So is it possible for someone to help?
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Old Jan 20 2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi Edith,

what is a cw-?

Since I'm not German, but "just" a Dane living in Germany, I'm not sure if I could qualify as a recipient. I could of course ask some of the Germans that I know, if that would help you. I must say it sounds like a fun project. When you say festivals, do you mean festive holidays?
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Old Jan 20 2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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yep- sorry cw is short for coursework.
I'll check about you being a dane- I think the important thing is that you live in Germany though! Their teacher's useless he only gets paid to teach them for 1hr a week though he does 2 lessons (they're SUPPOSED to have 4hrs!) and he's not bothered about them. He's set them the work without any sources or anything!

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Old Jan 20 2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have a German friend that I'll ask for help, if you like. Like me, he's a poet.
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Old Jan 20 2006, 05:50 PM   #5
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the main thing is that he has to live in Germany! I'll check with Lizi about stuff in detail when I call her in a bit!
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Edith

I still have quite a few friends in Germany from when I was a student there in the dim and distant past Depending on what's required, maybe I could ask one of them to help?
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Old Jan 21 2006, 01:14 AM   #7
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And I also forgot: my stepmother's from Germany, so she may have relations who would be all too happy to help.
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Old Jan 21 2006, 04:31 AM   #8
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Ooh, I hope it doesn't matter that I'm Danish - I love getting mail.
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Old Jan 21 2006, 04:35 AM   #9
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How well do you speak German, Nefermiw
The thought of a Dane in Germany writing in German to a Welsh girl is amusing
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My German isn't bad. In Denmark you usually learn German in the 7th-9th grade, so I have had 3 years of German in school. That is admittingly long ago, but I have now been living in Germany for 1½ year and have no trouble understanding German or being understood.
Besides, German isn't that hard to learn and speak when you know Danish. A lot of the words and expresions are amazingly alike - Denmark is after all a neighbour country to Germany.
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Old Jan 21 2006, 07:44 AM   #11
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My sister would love to hear from you Nefermiw. If you want I'll PM you her email address later-once I remember what it is!!!
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Old Jan 21 2006, 08:42 AM   #12
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Hi Edith,

I've sent you a PM with my email address and my real name, so you can pass that on to your sister.

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Old Jan 21 2006, 08:52 AM   #13
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K! have done so!
Thanks alot!!!!
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good luck with your exam and good luck to your sister.
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Besides, German isn't that hard to learn and speak when you know Danish. A lot of the words and expresions are amazingly alike - Denmark is after all a neighbour country to Germany.
Then you'll get a kick out of this. Both sides of my family came from Northern Germany. Down the road from us lived a family who ancestors came from Denmark. No connections between the 2 families. My sister and their youngest son looked enough alike as kids that they could have been twins.
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Old Jan 30 2006, 12:16 PM   #16
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Hi Edith,

your sister wrote to me the other day. Her German is quite good.
I wrote back to her today. Was fun to write a letter in German.
I'm sure I must have made some grammatical mistakes, but with any luck she won't notice.
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Too bad your sister isn't covering Austrian festivals -- this one looks interesting!
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[doubtful] Look nice Cheryl, but a festival (fest) with no beer? [/doubtful]
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Yes, but you get to wear a lichen suit Hans!
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Great Haven't had one since my student days ended and I started living with a woman
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