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Orientierung im Beruf. Business German Eismann, Volker. Wirtschaftskommunikation Deutsch. German Conversation: Cinema Schueller, Jeanne. Cinema for German Conversation. So far I only know that it left Japan on February 16…. I wonder which tricks I would need not to pay customs on it…. Now it's at the customs but I think the Swiss are efficient We all know that often the last miles take longest, but sometimes wonders do happen.
I love happy endings. RenaRd , well, I was referring to the two volumes of short stories I recently bought, the ones you and Ms RenaRd were taking such a pleasure in while reading them together. Not to the authors altogether, I thought this was clear from the context. I should have described it more clearly. Addendum for When I came home yesterday night rather late, as we had a guided tour at our lab I already found a pickup note for getting the package. Having said that, we don't have a post office in our village or rather community as it consists of 4 villages any more - but, our local supermarket a chain dedicated to smaller communities has a postal service.
This market is open Monday-Friday from 6 am to 8 pm - much longer than any post office, so very convenient! I will pick it up very soon I do hope fraudulent emails and absconding packages have all been sorted out. I had some fake mails from the Amazon a while ago at a when there was quite a spate of them, so I was forewarned. And I have been even more careful what I open since then But it is bona fide, and may lead to some work, so all is well. Mr J, Son2 and I spent last week in blazing sun and a bracing northerly gale straight from Russia - it is very far to the east, after all.
We had been planning to go for some time, but this is the first winter with flights to Bari from here! It's a stunning region, and I would recommend it unreservedly. There is so much to see that we barely scratched the surface. We saw the breathtaking caves or grottoes, as the English leaflet insists on calling them at Castellana and the trulli at Alberobello, the castle of Otranto and Castel del Monte, and of course a number of churches and cathedrals one of which even possesses a thorn from the crown of thorns and another one of which contains the mortal remains of Saint Nicholas.
In addition to this the people were charming, the food and wine were delicious and the roads much better than in other parts of Italy where we've been I think my favourite city was Lecce which is about as far east as Budapest! And as a lot of Puglia is quite flat, there are many cyclists and cycle networks in and around the towns.
Better maybe : rausekeln? I don't really know what they are doing, so I can't say if that's the right choice of words. I know, those are nuances which may be difficult to get for non-native speakers, and also others may disagree and find it ok. I just wanted to say that I sort of stopped short when I read it.
Better maybe: rausekeln? Please correct me as needed. So maybe: Verschrecken? Since I don't follow soccer or any team sport, for that matter closely, I really don't know about the state of their negotiations or search for new talent. Closer to the home front, as it were, we managed to sign up our son 4th grade at the time being for a coveted spot at the local Gymnasium. Since he has the required good grades no to mention his sister at the same school already, which is taken into account we should have taken this more lightly lightlier?
They do turn away a good number of prospective students every year, even though they will be having 7 incoming classes at 25 or so pupils in Like his sister he'll be attending a special experimental "fast track" program, where the whole class skips the fourth year together. We'll see how that goes I think vergraulen would be the word. Not as strong as rausekeln and probably more what hm--us meant.
If this is a nomal G8 high school - does this mean then, that he'll graduate after 7 years in the end, if they skip the fourth year?? I must say, I feel a bit sceptical about such an idea. Why shorten this precious time the young people can spend to gain a good general education by yet another year? What for? To get them into professonal training or specialized university studies, and eventually into working life even earlier? If this is a nomal G8 high school - does this mean then, that he'll graduate after 7 years in the end, if they skip the fourth year? Yes, that's the idea. They are not learning less, just doing it faster my daughter, who's officially in 6th grade now, just started with the 7th year curriculum.
There is a comprehensive pre-selection process to make sure students are up to this. It's an experiment Schulversuch supported by a bunch of psychologists and educational scientists from the University of Vienna. I was quite skeptical at first, too, but my daughter's been doing it for a year and a half, and she couldn't be happier. Because they can? As I've said, they are not learning less.
On the contrary, in the later classes they go well beyond what is taught in the regular system. The key concept being "Acceleration" for grades and "Enrichment" for grades Students pretty much get to choose their subjects in a system of courses, something that's still the big exception in Austria, common as it may be in other countries. That said, skipping a year has always been possible in Austria and Germany, surely? It's not very common, though, since there's a whole bunch of other issues attached being the youngest in class, losing one's circle of friends, etc.
These problems are minimized in this program, since they're all pre-approved to "jump" together, as it were, and the teachers have three years' time to prepare them for it. Carullus , how wonderful that your son got into the school of your choice. I do hope the experiment works well for him and your daughter as well, of course.
I daresay I would have needed less time to learn all that was required for some subjects at school — but considerably more time for others. Of course it depends on the quality of the teaching, too…. Anyway, the caves at Castellana are of this kind, and then some. While we were waiting for the guided tour to start, we met a few cats, one of whom I believe was employed by a tourist trap, as she was particularly friendly, inviting people to come and stroke and tickle her. The caves were discovered in the s, when a courageous man decided to venture down into the mundus that had been known forever.
Sometimes animals would fall in and disappear, and plant matter, too, of course, and the noises and smells of decomposition together with a degree of phosphorescence meant that people had been reluctant to get too close to it. The itinerary is about 1. Many many years ago I travelled with my older brother in Spain for vacation. We both liked to visit caves and during a leisurely tour we saw signs on the road saying "cava". So we followed those signs but were rather surprised not to end between columns but bottles. This cava was a manufactory for sparkling wine! The owner himself gave us a very informative tour and we had a tasting as well.
Unfortunately, we could not try and take more at that time, as there was no EU and customs were inhibiting export. Some update about virus' son's about-to-leave journey to Japan: Finally, the organisation found a family at least part-time - he will stay at their place until August and the Japanese embassy has sent the "CoE" certificate of elegibility. So, we are happy to have an address and are about to write to the family and will go to the embassy in Berne next week in order to get the visa.
They were exploring caverns which are numerous in Sauerland and I was invited to visit one of them. So far, it was no public area and we had to pass a small barred entrance which we only could enter with a key. We all were dressed in with? The guide knew the cave quite well and I just had to trust him. It was very interesting and exciting, e. He told me from down there "it is half a meter and then you hit the ground again" In other places we had to climb, to crawl etc.
My first thought was "what if this rocks falls on us just now", and, then, "Why should it do so exactly know when it has been like this for thousands of years". It was a great experience! Not for someone with claustrophobia, though. Sind vergraulen, verscheuchen und abschrecken wesentlich unterschiedlich? Wogegen vergraulen vielleicht eher mit englischem to gross someone out or to cause someone so much 'Grauen' that they leave of their own accord? Now, we got a spot in a Catholic girls only school for her, which was not out first choice at all. Later we had the possibility to get her into the local Gaelscoil, which teaches all subjects in Irish.
Obviously, it will be a hard time for everybody to get used to that, as at home we speak English and German, and neither Mrs Wik nor myself have a good grasp on Irish. But it's a very good school with a great reputation, and being fluent in Irish might open a few doors for her in later life. Otherwise, I have just started the gardening season, as the weather has been rather clement. For this year, I have the ambition to grow enough green leaves baby lettuce, rocket, cress For some strange reason, have the odd bit of garlic growing between strawberry plants was rather successful for both the garlic and the berries.
Sure, you managed to keep the vampires away from the strawberries, attracted as they otherwise are by their colour. Hallo Wik! Das glaube ich auch Ach mensch! Some things in Ireland are a bit old fashioned. Yes, a good few traditional all-girls and all-boys schools are still around, and most of them with a rather strict Catholic ethos. The only reason teaching positions are not reserved for nuns or monks is that there are simply not enough of them around anymore The poor critters are 4 or 5 when they start primary, so imagine what damage can be done in such an environment.
Edit: full immersion always has been the best way to learn a language. When they change to secondary school it still will be time to switch over to English for science subjects. And a lot of the secondary school text books are in English for these subjects, as the numbers don't justify an Irish language version.
Vampires being attracted by strawberries, you live and learn. I never would have mad this connection. Maybe some holy water will protect the raspberries? Dies, in einer Story, zB, wirkt nuanciert Neugier erweckend und vielleicht sogar eines Lebenszeichens suggerierend im Vergleich zu Insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Nase kommt poke oft figurativ vor: "He is always poking his nose into other people's business. He patted his son on the shoulder. He got kicked right in the balls.
He got a shot in the glute.
Obwohl andererseits: He got a splinter in his finger muss man sagen. Und Wik.. I do love caves and I'm not usually very nervous in them - but I must say I'd have been scared sh.. How on earth did you get back up from a place with 40 cm in diameter where, in order to get there, you had to let go and then "it is half a meter and then you hit the ground again"..??? Amazing how time flies, Wik! Wikling is an abecedarian! A word I only recently learned and find absolutely cute! Nebenbei bemerkt, sehe ich cave und cavern etwas unterschiedlich an. Unweit von uns in Arizona gibt es beiderlei, die man besuchen kann.
Also, selbst die unterliegende Story finden viele Besucher faszinierend. Thank you all for your interest in my "cave story". It hasn't been scary at all at least not for me, my claustrophobic friend had another point of view I was young enough at that time to just trust the guide in whatever he was doing. Now, about 30something years later, would I be the same?
Did you ever see "excentrics" this is what they called them which means little stalagtites which grew horizontally? This was due to a permanent wind which was going though this cave. It was the first time for my son who was about three years old. But: seit ein, zwei Wochen. Don't ask me why.
Possibly because you would say "seit ein bis zwei Wochen". The weather is absolutely crazy. First it was very cold, then we had the warmest February of all times. Then it started to rain, and now a storm is brewing. There may be people who don't believe in climate change, but what else would all this extreme weather be due to?
Have some Fasnetskrapfen. Du fragst wohl die ewige Frage: Wieso? So far, living in a cave hasn't been scary at all. In fact, it has been rather pleasant. We just take it day by day. We as a family have visited a cave in Arizona. We have all since agreed [vielleicht nicht alle zu einer einzigen bestimmten Zeit] that one cave is enough.
Over here it's pancake Tuesday, so I can offer a healthy supply of these with your choice of topping s : sugar and lemon juice, maple syrup, jam, marmalade, Nutella, apple syrup; blueberry syrup. Apologies, I don't offer any savoury options today. Strangely enough, in Ireland the "native" language is called "Irish" although the "Irish" word is Gaelige , while Gaelic is used for the closely related Celtic language of Scotland. Whether the spelling or the pronunciation is the difficult part is a matter of debate.
In my opinion easier to pronounce than to spell. Goldammer: abecedarian? Good grief, what a truly strange word I have to admit that I don't approve of this expression, it looks so artificial. I'm quite proud of myself. Ain't I disciplined? No, hm — us, he is still here will leave on March, Last week we finally got information about the guest family!
They seem to be very nice, having two sons of their own the older one studying in the UK, the younger one only one year older than my son. So my son will finally have brothers — at least one. On the other hand, the host mother complained about their first exchange student who spent all his spare time in his room hardly communicating with the family. She was very clear especially for a Japanese! Cherry blossom time in Japan is interesting to watch at least where I had the possibility - so purely anecdotic! Later on the park is packed with people having a picnic and drinking lots of whiskey.
The weather report on TV gives detailed information on where the cherry trees are currently blossoming and on how long the people who live further in the north still have to wait. I've read that they mostly buy Sake and drink that. I hope my son's guest family is aware that he is not allowed to drink any alcohol! But as they are experienced in sending her own son and having exchange students by themselves I am not concerned.
The biggest city in Switzerland is Zurich with a population of ca. We are living on the countryside in a village with a population of ca. So for "virus' son" it will be very exciting to stay in such a megacity as Tokyo! After all, we lived in Shanghai, so it was pretty close. It happend to be the cherry blossom season. We were delighted by the pink colour between the skyscrapers but it was as cold as in German winter! But the Japanese were of course undisturbed and held their joyful picnics - part reverie, part revelry.
Actually raised in Germany I still stumble over a comma as a separator for thousands - although I am really used to points dots? But in Germany the comma is still used for the decimal numbers. Brings me into trouble when using a German or other keyboards with some of our analysis instruments - some of the results use commas, the other dots.
Makes a difference when exporting results to Excel. Schnell eine Frage. Wenn ich schreibe: Goethe hat Den Zauberlehrling geschrieben, ist Akk. Das suggeriert, das man den Artikel im Titel flektiert, aber ich bin mir nicht sicher. Und wie macht man das sonst richtig? All these are correct although the first one comes most naturally , whereas both your suggestions are not. Another little update: On Wednesday we went to the Japanese embassy in Berne. The overall price was The train staff told us several times that they try to solve the problem - at least they were even speaking about evacuating the train.
After exact 60 minutes the train continued. So we arrived at - the time the embassy closed. So, what? We went again yesterday morning, and everything was fine. I wrote to the SBB Swiss Federal Railways asking what they probably offer me as a compensation, having been forced to pay the tickets two times. Guess what: No answer so fare. I'd allow at least a few days for them to answer and not lose hope yet! I think, one day isn't reall long enough for someone to have a look at your complaint and come up with a solution.
I had applied for due compensation severeal times, it took weeks everytime. I got compensation though, even for money I spent on bus due to a strike, although a hadn't a ticket I could hand in. Not sure why, but that's what feels most natural to me. Oh, I have a new English teacher, Ms hm -- us Thank you for your corrections. I am a little bit shocked by the number Have a very nice weekend! I bet you'll find more mistakes here!
Is "in making" ok? Kyrieleis only has one, also spoken, so I don't really understand your question it's "gebunden" by the way if you don't leave any pause or space between two consonants or vowels. OT: While a saxophone, horn or other wind instrument does indeed need you to learn an elaborate breathing technique, simply blowing into a recorder won't get you very far as far as producing a musically pleasing sound is concerned, so you do need to learn some breathing technique. My son has corrected: Gyoza is also the plural, no s at the end.
I will tell you about the result - today we try ready-made Gyoza skins. My Chinese colleague with whom we had Jiaozi last weekend told me the recipe of the dough, though ha! Ver- oder Vorkoster willkommen! Both are possible. Update: The Gyoza were good, only the ready-to-use skins are very thin and tend to dry out quickly. Next time we will cover them with plastic or a damp kitchen towel. And the filling was a little bit too gingerish - although I took the same amount as in the recipe for double the meat and Chinese cabbage it was another recipe than in the above link.
Around here, people usually buy jiaozi wrappers from one of the local Asian supermarkets. I don't know anyone who makes them from scratch. But I guess there is no other choice if you don't have an Asian market in town. As far as I am concerned, jiaozi are all about the filling , the wrapper is just there to hold things in place. My wife used to make tastier jiaozi than any other jiaozi I have tried, home made or store bought.
Alas, she forgot her recipe because she never writes anything down. Not sure whether the knitters here are also interested in crocheting. While cleaning out my email inbox, I found this:. In the seaside town of Brighton, England, textile artist and knitwear designer Kate Jenkins has been making delectable crocheted foods since After working in fashion knitwear for more than 20 years, she started experimenting with crocheted food art when she realized she needed appealing photographs to put on her website. This crocheted and knitted - have a closer look at the squids seafood is really wonderful.
Perhaps I should make some next weekend Now that you mention it, yeah, even I can see that the squid is knitted. BTW, I thought the sardines poking out of their cans looked particularly realistic. I'm not very imaginative, so when I was signing up for Leo and had to come up with a nick in addition to a username, I looked at my bookcases for inspiration :- ". Let me guess: Dieses Buch? Yes, they look great!
I liked the sardines best before seeing the french fries! Glittering sequined seafood. She used very thin yarn sometimes even yarn for sewing if I remember correctly and made the tiny needles out of rather thin wire. The pullover I remember best was a white one with a king of hearts on the front. The whole thing was about the size of a palm. Our copy of "Dieses Buch" is old and falling apart.
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My husband usually not prone to nostalgia at all read it as a child, loved it and he still sometimes talks about it, cites it and I think he reread it recently. Last time he mentioned it was last Sunday GuggstDu , that very book. I've got the Libelle edition, too. I read the abridged dtv edition when I was a child, and it fascinated me even then. I love those knitted and crocheted foods. I believe there are also some crocheted medical models i.
While I do know how to crochet and knit, I wouldn't have the time or patience for anything like this! I'd love to cook more Chinese food, but unfortunately I have rather conservative children. And I eat too much anyway I can't imagine anyone being able to resist dumplings We fried ours which is even more delicious than steaming or cooking them. I thank my parents to this day that they did not allow us to become picky eaters.
We had to eat what was served and finish what was on the plate. If we didn't like something, we were allowed to eat less of that, but had to eat at least one tablespoon of it. In retrospect I think that my parent's stance probably owed as much to financial and time constraints as to philosophical attitudes. The end result was that I developed a very flexible palate. I will eat almost anything and am able to enjoy food from all around the world.
There are some, shall we say "unusual", dishes in Chinese cuisine, such as stinky tofu , but I assume Jabonah isn't serving those Rather pleasingly, the episode of QI I was watching just now mentioned this , which is what I had in mind earlier Norbert , are you sure it is due to your parents that you did not become a picky eater?
In my case it wasn't - I mostly remember fraught lunchtimes with yelling parents and tears children when we were forced to eat something we really found repellent - and which made us sick on occasion. I don't want to repeat that experience for my children Maybe thanks to friends, as I did - if a good friend liked something, I was more interested in trying it, or if a friend cooked something unusual, I'd give it a chance - or maybe because he cooks it himself. But if he continues to feed on a limited selection of carbs, veg, and protein, he'll survive, too And yes, I realise that if he travels further afield, he may meet unknown foods, but that's for him to deal with, really.
He does know that there are many more foods out there than he has been confronted with in his 18 years so far And no, I haven't tried stinky tofu :- Might pass on that one When I grew up, typical German Chinese restaurants had noodles with chicken and beef, and rice with sweet-and-sour fish, and prawn crackers. Oh, and fried battered bananas - what a delight those were! But I might have a look in my collection of cookbooks to find something slightly more original than those dishes and spring it on the unsuspecting family one of these days.
There were various food items I hated as a kid, e. Brussels sprouts, also various parts of chicken which I found repellent. I recall that I complained more than once about those "Gummiadler mit Flugstunden". In retrospect, those chickens really weren't high quality. They were what we could afford. These days I love chicken all parts , and while I am still not a fan of Brussels sprouts, I can tolerate them quite well. Sadly, I haven't had a dish made from turnips in decades. In the family of a friend I experienced, with amazement and mild horror, how quickly things get out of hand when the man of the house doesn't eat tomatoes, child 1 doesn't eat mushrooms, and so on down to child 3.
I always felt I was a welcome guest at lunch or dinner time at friends' houses in part because I was a flexible and unproblematic eater who simply appreciated food. As for Chinese restaurant food in Western countries, a lot of it has been heavily modified, if not invented, for Westerners. I am pretty sure battered fried bananas fall into that category, too. Some of the worst substitutions of ingredients I have ever encountered were in Germany. For a while, my wife enjoyed informing the people at the stinky tofu store in town that "My husband loves stinky tofu".
Best I understand, this dish is avoided by a good percentage of Chinese people. In those days early s , I got quite a few stares, especially from older people, when I accompanied my wife to Asian stores. Not sure whether that was because I was the only white person in the place "What's this white dude doing in here?
I'm not convinced, Norbert. Not that I doubt your attitude towards food today, but I'm not sure it can be attributed to your education. Counterexample: my nephew. My sister was someone who felt very strongly about having to eat something of everything - that's how we were brought up, too. She hated to have to eat things she didn't like, and rebelled strongly as a child - unsuccessfully. So, she was very decided to handle this different with her own kids. She didn't force them to eat anything they didn't like and sucessfully tried not to make an issue out of it in her family.
I think this is essential and may be the difference to some families where things seem to go to the opposite extreme.
This meant for example that if someone wouldn't eat what was being cooked, he had to be content with something very simple; there were no extra meals cooked for them. This way of handling the "food thing" resulted in my nephew living basically on pasta with nothing else and bread with thin chocolate wafers Eszet Schnitten or chocolate sprinkles all through his teenage years. Meanwhile, he's 33 now, he loves a variety of foods and tastes, and he cooks and bakes himself with passion and with joy to experiment.
So, Jabonah, your son might not only survive, but even develop into a food lover and cook one day! I see it is time to mend my ways. Henceforth, I will no longer give credit to my parents, but direct praise at myself for being such a flexible and adaptable person I am sure that the Reisegeyer is well-behaved and good company. But there are really some ruffians out there! He was pretty upset. Some consolation for him was that I told him we'll be going to Mallorca again in fall, and we'll visit the vulture retreat once again.
I had intended no offence, and no discrimination against vultures. Note that the list of recipients can be found in a book edited by a certain Herr Fick. Not sure whether there is also a decoration in his name … O tempora, o mores! We speak some basic Spanish. Enough to survive and to order at the grocery store, even though it often brings a smile to the lips of those who serve us there.
My problem is that I speak Italian pretty well for a foreigner who frequently visited, but never really lived there. On one hand, this helps me understand Spanish I can more or less read a newspaper , on the other hand it interferes with my attempts at finding proper Spanish words and phrases. But as we intend to go to Mallorca for weeks this time, and more frequently in the future, I plan to raise my Spanish to a conversational level, probably using Duolingo. My wife is not too much into languages. That's a matter of interest more than aptitude; when we lived in Singapore and Hong Kong, her English was on a very good level pretty fast.
But she would never find fun can I use "gratification" here?
Im looking at cc every now and then, but as I don't have much to contribute to the current topics, I'm mostly just reading. Of course singing makes you happy! And everyone around you, too.
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France, by the way, has made musical education in primary school mandatory for precisely that reason. That does not necessarily apply to the listener, depending on thir mood and taste, and, most of all, on the voice or the text torturing the ears. The reason for my spontaneous reply is this: Just a few hours ago I listened to the top 10 German charts again. The songs, hip-hop chiefly, are so crude and martial, the voices are harsh and contemptuous and the lyrics are full of swear words. Those songs make the listener aggressive, IMO, and exactly that might be intended,. Okay, I know that hip-hop is an outlet for the frustration of young men that feel hard done-by.
But who buys and loads down this shit millionfold? I don't care enough about hip-hop to have an opinion, but I do agree with the reservation re. It can happen with a perfectly decent text just as well. Some people just can't sing, and some of them do it even loudly. In every congregation there is at least one of them, and there are even choirs full of such people. Even at the opera it occasionally happens that there is a singer who is in the wrong profession.
I hardly ever sing, but I like to whistle. I don't think it's a pleasure for listeners though. As to rap, I don't like it very much. As Die Prinzen say in their song Ich kann nicht rappen :. Good morning this side of the pond snails. Another update: In the meantime our time 1 am, local time Tokyo: 9 am our son arrived safely for his big adventure.
How things went with customs I don't know so far, we will have no contact for the next few days. Related Information. Close Figure Viewer. Browse All Figures Return to Figure. Previous Figure Next Figure. Email or Customer ID. Forgot your password? Forgot password? Old Password. New Password. Password Changed Successfully Your password has been changed.
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