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Portishead
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 17:09    Post subject: English for runaways Reply with quote

Hey dudes!

This is a question to our native english-speaking corner.
Maybe you recognized that there are a lot of german players(like me).
May simple question is: how bad is our english?
Grammar like the if-clauses is not my strength, and for vocabulary i use this
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alphabravo
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 18:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

post or send me a message when you want a translation Wink

most of the players use perfect or nearly english... not enough to be noticed anyway Rolling Eyes
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Dadd
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 06:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this California boy has no problems getting the point of most of the posts.
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paveyj
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 07:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive not much to complain about bad translations, its easy to get the gist of it. It would be much worse i was playing the .de version, all i can say in german is JFKs "i am a doughnut" speech
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

paveyj wrote:
Ive not much to complain about bad translations, its easy to get the gist of it. It would be much worse i was playing the .de version, all i can say in german is JFKs "i am a doughnut" speech


its no bloody doughnut its a berliner! Razz
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paveyj
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont call it a Berliner, i call it a doughnut. Chopper
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proxynick
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think, generally, the grammar used in most posts is very good.

The only errors that creep in (and they are small!) are vocab-related ones. English uses a lot of words that are heavily dependent on context and I guess this can be a very difficult aspect of the language for people who dont use English as their first language.

I'm trying to make headway in .de (as an Englishman struggling to master the German language), its not easy. Any German able to play this game effectively in English has my admiration!
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proxynick
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS

doughnut<->berliner?

sorry, dont get it...?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the cold war JFK made a speach in Berlin and in it he said Ich bin ein Berliner. He was saying that he was one of them and that the U.S had thier back. But berliner is/was a slang for a jelly filled doughnut that is where that came from.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 15:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah... thats what the other guys meant Wink
that speech is world famous.... maybe GWB should say the same thing? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forum posts aren't supposed to be perfect, I very rarly go a whole post without making a mistake and I'm English, chill. Also I play .de and only speak one word of German
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

e1567 wrote:
During the cold war JFK made a speach in Berlin and in it he said Ich bin ein Berliner. He was saying that he was one of them and that the U.S had thier back.


alphabravo wrote:
that speech is world famous.... maybe GWB should say the same thing? Rolling Eyes

Or, maybe the favor should be returned... Rolling Eyes
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morpheus
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 06:34    Post subject: not bad Reply with quote

you sound like you speak ok english and i have a germen and french friend and they speak good english (I SPEAK FRENCH) anyway i have no problems here smurf you later
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Shadowmaster
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 08:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

i speak no german, but most of the time the gramer is actually really good, havnt had any problems understanding what people mean...
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LinDze
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 09:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

im one of the krauts here and i have some probs with vokabels. so dont be too curel to me.
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