The Awful German Language, Mark Twain
Mark Twain

The Awful German Language

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An 1880 essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A Tramp Abroad. The essay is a humorous exploration of the frustrations a native speaker of English has with learning German as a second language.
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Maria Mamokhina
Maria Mamokhinashared an impression3 years ago

Посмеялась от души. Тешу себя надеждой, что раз уж великий Марк Твен пыхтел и чертыхался над немецким языком, то и мне можно!

Nedia Mechri
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Daniel Voskoboynikov
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Alla Nabatova
Alla Nabatovahas quoted4 years ago
In the hospital yesterday, a word of thirteen syllables was
successfully removed from a patient
Dizhak Vasyl
Dizhak Vasylhas quoted3 years ago
For instance, the same sound, SIE, means YOU,
and it means SHE, and it means HER, and it means IT, and it means THEY, and
it means THEM.
Walter Stauffenberg
Walter Stauffenberghas quoted2 months ago

Nominative – Mein gutER Freund, my good friend.

Genitives – MeinES GutEN FreundES, of my good friend.

Dative – MeinEM gutEN Freund, to my good friend.

Accusative – MeinEN gutEN Freund, my good friend.


N. – MeinE gutEN FreundE, my good friends.

G. – MeinER gutEN FreundE, of my good friends.

D. – MeinEN gutEN FreundEN, to my good friends.

A. – MeinE gutEN FreundE, my good friends.

Now let the candidate for the asylum try to memorize those variations, and see how soon he will be elected. One might better go without friends in Germany than take all this trouble about them.
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