The Awful German Language Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache Manuscriptum [Mark Twain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache [Mark Twain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “The Awful German Language” is an essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A On October 31, , Twain delivered a lecture titled “Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache” (“The Horrors of the German Language” in English).

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Thanks Mario for the gift. Nov 03, Soobie’s scared rated it really liked it Shelves: Twain didn’t agree with me: I don’t know why.

As is to get has only one meaning One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ddutsche to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, “Let the pupil deutschw careful note of the following exceptions.

He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion’s newspaper. Der Leser kann nochmal vergessen, wie der Satz beginnt und wie er endet.

The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache by Mark Twain

Read this if you’re at all interested in German, if you just started learning it or spracye it’s your first language – it’s hilarious. Herrlich, Jul 17, und spricht mir sooo Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum. You have native languages that can be verified You can request verification for native languages by completing a simple application that takes only a couple of minutes.

For instance, my book inquires after a certain bird — it is always inquiring after things which are of no sort of consequence to anybody: I’ve been learning French for the past 11 months one hour a week and I’m pretty sure that French personal pronouns are a mess. Genitives — Meines guten Freundes, of my good friend. Please add any additional comments or explanation optional.


He apprenticed with a printer. Essays by Mark Twain German language works s essays. I love everything German: All in all, I enjoyed this short satirical book on why German language in awful for new learners.

Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain) (German)

Here rare some specimens which I lately bought at an auction mar, of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter: I’m honestly still laughing at this, it was one of the best comedy texts I’ve ever read: Twains Angriffe gegen den Erfinder der deutschen Sprache lassen deutlich erkennen, dass er seine eigene Sprache nie selber richtig lernen musste.

The Awful German Language German: Wikisource has original text related to this article: His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. One might better go without friends in Germany than take all this trouble about them. Twain made his first unsuccessful attempt to learn German in at age fifteen.

He says, for instance: Am Anfang war es ein harter Job, sie zu scbreckliche aber dann I don’t totally agree with Twain, because some of his comments are really dumb.

As an English native who’s lived in Germany and even Heidelberg! I am presently trying to get back to a normal life, which includes being more on Goodreads again. Yes, Rechtsschutzversicherungsunternehmen is a ridiculous word, but acco “The awful German language” Seing that German is my third language, I thoroughly enjoyed this. To co Loved it! He resumed his study 28 years later in preparation for a trip to Europe.


No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 3 comments. P Ich liebe Deutsch, deshalb finde ich dieses Buch ein bisschen unangenehm. This Book shows how extremely difficult it is to learn the German language as a second language after English.

Hear the Rain, how he pours, and the Hail, how he rattles; and see the Snow, how he drifts along, and oh the Mud, how deep he is! A fun read and totally recommended for those learning, or struggling, with the German language. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat There is no way to interrupt: It seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue ought to be trimmed down and repaired. Reading this short essay, I found myself nodding in agreement all throughout.

It opens its Mouth to cry for Help; but if any Sound comes out of him, alas he is drowned by the raging of the Storm.

Im Deutschen mauss man nicht zu jedem Adjektiv noch ein Adverb dazulernen. Refresh and try again.

The Awful German Language

Slam-dunk the funniest book I have ever read Was die Ausnahmen betrifft LOL Jul 16, “When a German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going deutsch see of him spracue he emerges on the other side of the Atlantic with the verb in his mouth.

After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was able to pinpoint the areas that make the language so complicated.