Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Grimm Epiphany

There's a kind of special thing that comes along when you know another language...
I was catching up on Grimm yesterday and in one shot it shows Nick (the main character) looking through all the books that was left to him in the trailer. He finally picks up one and the spine has the title "Tier Gift". My brain first was like... "wtf is a Tier and what kind of gifts would it have and how is that possibly going to help him with a spider creature thing...?"
Then it hit me.
"ooooooo... Das Buch, Tier Gift, ist eine Deutsch Buch. In English, Tier ist Aminal und Gift ist Poision." 'twas a big DUH STEPH moment. But yeah, in German, the word "Tier" is "aminal" (yes I say that like a 3 year old but because of my background I'm still a little kid at heart and I get away with it) and "Gift" is "poision."
See, you've now learned something new! And beyond that you can apply it to possibly save your life, if a German offers you a gift, it is okay to take a little extra caution!
P.S. I <3 Germany this is nothing against anyone or anything, just some words of "wisdom" :)

8 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to learn a new language...or two or three. I would love to learn French and Italian personally. I have heard that Grimm is a good show. I'll have to get it when it comes out on DVD. Just posted a cool pic on my blog that I would like your thoughts on!

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  2. The only time I really get to blog is when I'm at school, and they block some of the weirdest things here, so long story made short the picture doesn't come up ): But German is pretty fun, and Grimm is one of the great new shows that definitely is worth watching.

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    1. awww darn I was really wanting your thoughts on the pic - maybe another time :) Yes unfortunately I heard about Grimm after it had already aired a few episodes so I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD this fall. I'm definitely looking forward to watching it though.

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  3. Did you google the picture? I could try that as a last attempt for now(:

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    1. I just found it on a random webpage and saved it to my email. Want me to email it?

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  4. Surely, it is on my profile page now.

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  5. Kannst du ganz gut Deutsch sprechen? Ich habe Deutsch für zwei Semester gelernt. Mein Deutsch is nur ganz gut, aber ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen. Also, ich ging nach Deutschland letzten Semester, des Herbst!

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  6. AH! haha Ich kanne spreche Deutsch zozo... Aber Ish liebe es. Ich habe Deutsch von 7th Grade zu 12th Grade gehabt. Ich werde zu Deutschland reisen! :D

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