Learn German – Vocabulary: Numbers

September 17, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

Learn German Numbers through this video we got sent in.

Although the pronunciation is not perfectly, its still a nice study German tool for today.

Learn German Vocabulary: Numbers

Duration : 0:0:39

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Learn German with Speedyconkiwi! (Count from 1-10)

May 15, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

Please comment if you’d like to see more videos like that! I know it’s just a simple counting video, but I had some ideas while making this, so let me know what you think!!

This is a video response to Gimmeabreakman’s little tutorial for counting from 1-10 in Japanese… ( http://www.youtube.com/gimmeabreakman )
Being german I thought I’d share the secrets of 1-10 in german with y’all^^

1 – EINS
2 – ZWEI
3 – DREI
4 – VIER
5 – FÜNF
8 – ACHT
9 – NEUN
10 – ZEHN

Thanks for watching!!

Duration : 0:1:42

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Learn German with SpeedyConKiwi! (Pronunciation Fun!)

March 21, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

New Episode! Subscribe for more! (yes yes, I do mostly other stuff, but a girl’s gotta be able to promote herself, right? My channel, my rules.)

Today we’re gonna go through the alphabet and general pronunciation of the German Language.
Sounds like fun? It is!!

Besides the alphabet we will also take a look at how to pronounce
- Ä (like “ai” in English “fair”),
- Ö (kinda like “o” in English “word”)
- Ü (say a looong English “eeee” and while doing that, form your mouth to say “you”. It should be kind of in the middle of the sound of “ou” in “you” and the long “eeee”)
- ß (basically a double “s”, sounds in general a bit stronger than the normal s)
and combinations such as
- ie (English “ee”)
- ei (English “i”)
- eu (English “oy”)
- äu (same as “eu”: English “oy”)
- au (like “ow” in English “wow”)
- sch (English “sh”)
- ch (two different pronounciations, watch the video and try again and again, I can’t really describe that in words LOL)
“qu” is pronounced like “coo” in English “cool”. The Q basically never really stands alone. Hope that helped :D

Thanks to all the new viewers and subscribers for the support and feedback! It’s overwhelming and I really appreciate it!! This started out as a silly video response and became this big project, and I know it takes me forever to post a new episode, but I will keep on posting more of these!
Just a few sidenotes: I will not tutor you personally, not via email and not via messenger. I cannot go through your homework. If you have questions, you can of course message me and I will try to answer them, but that’s about all I can do. It takes a lot of time to make these videos, and I make them because I have fun making them.
And I really appreciate each and every one of you who supports me with that.

And since my friend was stupid and deleted her videos, no link to her channel. Sorry : )

Duration : 0:8:15

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Learn German with Petra Von Kant

February 12, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

In this latest work by ming wong, we follow the artist on a personal, self-designed German language and cultural immersion programme, as he prepares to relocate to Berlin in August 2007.

Believing that one of the best ways to get insight into a foreign culture is through the films of that country, the artist has adopted one of his favourite German films as his guide, „The Bitter
Tears of Petra von Kant” (1972) by Fassbinder, about a successful but arrogant fashion designer in her mid-thirties, who falls into despair when she loses the woman she loves.

Putting himself in the mould of German actress Margit Carstensen in the role of Petra Von Kant – for which she won several awards – the artist attempts to articulate himself through as wide a range of emotions as displayed by the actress in the climactic scene from the film, where our tragic lovesick anti-heroine goes through a hysterical disintegration.

With this work the artist rehearses going through the motions and emotions and articulating the words for situations that he believes he may encounter when he moves to Berlin as a post-35-year-old, single, gay, ethnic-minority mid-career artist – i.e. feeling bitter, desperate, or washed up. („Ich bin im Arsch”)

With these tools, he will be armed with the right words and modes of expressions to communicate his feelings effectively to his potential German compatriots.

Duration : 0:3:47

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Learn German With JC & Kaiser (Guten Morgen Guten Tag)

September 11, 2007 by · 25 Comments 

Lyrics & Music by JC Van Luyn
Story Behind Song: Many of many firsts for me. My first to write a song in German (1hr). My first to sing a song in German. My first to have Kaiser sit for as long as 5 mins XD (that’s why you see me singing to him, a way of me saying “stay, sit” while singing). Searching youtube to better my Deutsch, I found out there weren’t any Learn German through songs, so I decided to write one=) Germany has been great to me. Beautiful Country, rich in history and kind people. This is my way of paying it forward of having the world learn a little more Deutsch through song. I just hope the Native Deutsch speakers are forgiving=) Danke Schon to my German friends Arnold and Dagmar who have helped me with the translations and with my attempted pronunciation! tc, JC.
JCV Originals: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A18A54A10FE2AE3A
JCV Covers: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=04D87787CD8B9FE8
“what you hear is what you get, No garageband, No pro tools, No reverb, No audio editing..NO Time! maybe I’m just lazy=)
NO better Subscribers than JC & Kaiser Subscribers=)




Copyright ©2008 Lyrics & Music by JC Van Luyn. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use of this song or lyrics is permitted without the author’s permission.

Duration : 0:4:35

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