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Ich habe Angst fuer die Hoeren...

Fuer welche bisschen von die Pruefung hast du die meistens Angst?
 

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I'm confused as to when 'zu + infinitive' should be used?? It might just be me, but I'm not noticing a trend in the texts I have which include that.

'Ich möchte ein Arzt sein' _oder_ '.. zu sein' ?????

'Ich plane, .... zu gehen.'
 

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the_thomasu said:
Ich auch.. die hören gefällt mir nicht.
Ich hoffe, ich schreibe nicht zu spät...

Just use it like the friend OF THE mother. They all basically mean "of the". SoÖ

The friend OF MY brother ist gay
Der Freund MEINES BRUDERS ist schwul.

At the end OF THE day I was tired.
Am Ende DES TAGES war ich müde.

Die Kinder DER Frau sind freundlich.
The kids of the woman (the woman´s kids) are friendly.

So basically, they are:

masc. and neuter
des - meines and add "es" or "s" to the end of the noun (look at BruderS and TagES)

fem. and plural:
der - meiner

Good luck!
 

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the_thomasu said:
I'm confused as to when 'zu + infinitive' should be used?? It might just be me, but I'm not noticing a trend in the texts I have which include that.

'Ich möchte ein Arzt sein' _oder_ '.. zu sein' ?????

'Ich plane, .... zu gehen.'

The modal verbs like wollen, mögen, können, dürfen etc. don´t need a ZU.

So you say:

ich möchte gehen
du darfst nicht gehen
ich will tanzen
das kann ich nicht machen

But, with other verbs, you need the ZU

So like:

Ich habe vor, zu gehen - I intend to go
Ich bin gekommen, um zu sehen - I have come to see... (um ... zu VERB = in order to VERB)

Hope that made sense. Any more questions? :)
 

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Oh, think of it this way - if you say "IN ORDER TO" in english and it makes sense, use ZU.

So I write this, IN ORDER TO help you. So use zu in "Ich schreibe, um dir zu helfen"

If it doesn´t make sense in english to use in order to, just TO, or even nothing, then don´t use zu.

So I want TO HELP. I can dance. (nothing) I may go out (nothing)

See?
 

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cool sweet, sounds super easy
our teacher he didn't run through that in class as its not part of the beginners syllabus specifically and therefore can't really gain marks for it. But it shows your know stuff.. makes your answers way better.

Thanks a load!!
 

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yeah it makes good sense

Ich habe Lust, nach Deutsch land zu fahren.
I want to, to go to German. :/

Ich möchte nach Deutschland fahren.

am I correct in thinking that there is no 'zu' in the second example there?

edit: oh sorry, missed your first post on this question ;) thanks!
 

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That's a bit slack of your teacher. If you're ripping along and can obviously handle it, so much the better. And you will fall in the top band if you consistently + accurately use advanced structures, so you'll ace it mate. Good luck!

EDIT: exactly, you've got it :D
 

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are you a beginners or continuers extension student? or are you native? you seem to be very good at german.

my class is pretty... so so
there are about 4 of us who could have excelled much more I believe if it werent for a few others
 

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heres another question. Is this the correct use of 'da'

Ich denke, dass ich etwas Flasch gegessen, da jetzt ich ein schrekliches Fieber habe und kann nicht zur Schule kommen.
 

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I'm continuers, not a native speaker though. The trick is to listen to heaps of German music. But thanks :)

Ah well, at least you had enough for a class, I didn't like doing it through distance education. But I still don't think you have anything to worry about, you're doing better than many of the continuers candidates who get the lower bands! So roll on band 6, yeah?
 

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maybe....
5..... oh a 6!!! :D

I listen to loads of German music, so I pick up strange phrases here and there.
Anyway, ich wohne auf dem Land und 'the examination precinct' ist nicht in der nehe von... ich muss für 30 Minuten fahren. Die Prüfung findet im ein Stunde statt.

Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
Viel Glück für dich auch.

Wiedersehen.
 

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I had my German Continuers exam today.........German is done :) I came out of it feeling pretty postitive, which is always important. I think I did pretty well. But I think I'll just wait for my results before saying that I did well :D
 

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ok....die fragen sie gestoppt (ok i made that up...gestoppt that a word?)

Frage: Jetzt haben wir deutsch extension? Ist Gruppendruck ein grosse problem in unsere gesellschaft? Warum oder warum nicht?
 

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knobblett said:
Steht ihr unter Stress? Oder nicht?
Nicht. Ich weiss, dass ich viel arbeite gemacht habe. Deshalb weiss ich, dass ich allein mein beste machen kann. :)


Wo geht ihr fur schoomies? Und was machst du da? :p
 

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Nirgendwo. Aber nächstes Jahr zieh ich nach Deutschland um. :D Zuerst der Austausch und dann ein Mann heiraten und dort bleiben :p

Was für Noten erwartest du? (Ich meine, in der deutschen Prüfung)
 

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Die Länder, die ich gern besuchen würde, sind die Türkei und Argentina. Aber die Länder, in den ich gern wohnen würde, sind Deutschland und die Schweiz.

Ich bitte um Rat:
Ich mache 12U. Ich steh 4 Tage vor der Geschichte Prüfung und ich hab absolut NICHTS dafür gelernt. Jetzt bin ich krank und habe keine Lust zu studieren, weil mein Körper mir weh tut und sie mir juckt. Soll ich dieses Fach einfach nicht mehr machen (drop it) oder soll ich die Prüfung machen?
 

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