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cristalito
Passagier 23 | Sebastian Fitzek

Done!!!

Ich mag den Schreibstil Fitzeks echt gerne, und am Anfang und so gegen Seite 250 wurde es richtig spannend!
Allerdings waren die Geschenisse und Verflechtungen der Beziehungen an manchen Stellen zu weit hergeholt.
Gute Ideen die nach meinem Geschmack überzogen wirken...
Trotzdem bin ich froh, dass ich mal wieder ein Buch zu Ende gelesen habe!
Ich hab ungefähr 40 Tage gebraucht

#book #psychothriller #spannend #sebastianfitzeck #deutsch

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obviateit
First Thousand Words in German | Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright
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I thought my fellow #littens would appreciate this.☝🏼😁 I‘ve recently begun brushing up on my #Deutsch now that my brain fog has been clearing a little bit. I had a goal to learn 5 languages by the time I was 30. That didn‘t happen (I turned 30 this year) so I guess the goal is moving to the #bucketlist. 😬 What are your biggest #selfimprovement goals? Are there any other linguaphiles here?

Sarah83 Yeah 💖💖💖 1y
2BR02B I've been trying to learn French via Duolingo for about three years now. I think everyone should know a minimum of two languages. 1y
MaGoose I took a few semesters of both French and Spanish in college. Can I speak either language? Yeah, right...it's been far too long (like 20+ years) since I've even said hello, good bye or thank you or whatever. But I want to relearn both again. My local library offers language lessons for free online using Rosetta Stone. I guess this is on my to-do list again. It had fallen off. 1y
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obviateit @Sarah83 🙌🏼❤️🇩🇪 1y
obviateit @2BR02B that‘s awesome! I agree with you. Sometimes it seems like the US is the only country that doesn‘t emphasize being multilingual. 1y
obviateit @MaGoose it‘s never too late to start practicing again! I‘m glad to have inspired you to put it back on your list. I‘ve been using this free app to practice. It‘s called Duolingo. It doesn‘t have any grammar instruction, but it‘s great for learning to converse. 😊❤️ 1y
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karybeca
Insurgent | Veronica Roth
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Frau_Bluecher
Sunburst | Phyllis Gotlieb
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Went for cake and coffee at my local second hand bookstore & Café, came back with this classic #SciFi book (and several more). A Saturday well spent 😃

#sciencefiction #dystopia #deutsch #german

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HollieTurner
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Pickpick

A great book for anyone studying German! Brilliant explanations, examples an easy to grasp (even for beginners). Collins is wonderful when it comes to language dictionaries and is by far my absolute favourite! I can't wait to buy a Japanese one
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Review #Languages #Deutsch #German #Deutschland #Bilingual #Trilingual #Collins #Dictionary #FiveStar #Grammar #Verbs #Vocabulary #Self-Study

Cherrielein0508 It's so funny to see someone else trying to learn your language, when you're hustling hard to learn theirs. 😊 Good luck. 🍀 3y
HollieTurner @Cherrielein0508 Haha! Thank you! I'm getting their slowly but surely. I've found that English and German are very similar which is a big help 😊 3y
Cherrielein0508 @HollieTurner That's right. But I think that the grammar in german is a little bit - I don't want to say harder - more complex. What do you think? ? Always down for a "practice conversation" ?☺️?? 3y
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HollieTurner @Cherrielein0508 I agree! But I think English is really difficult because sentence structures are so weird sometimes 😂 3y
Cherrielein0508 That's true! I mean, I know the words, but sometimes there not in the right order, or the sentence sounds weird, or "too german". ? Hard to explain ? And there are those words, that sound to familiar. Their, they're, your, you're...but I kinda got used to it. Do you have the same "problems" with the German language? 3y
Cherrielein0508 See...they're 3y
HollieTurner @Cherrielein0508 I think my main difficulty is just when to use der, die and das ... It's simple but I always end up confusing them 😄 3y
Cherrielein0508 Yeah, that's pretty tough. 3y
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HijackMe
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My #libraryhaul of this week as a small #bookpyramid including: Books about the history of Christmas, the lives of several European courtesans, the French Revolution a comic on Machiavelli and his thinking and again only one work of fiction "The Terranauts" by T. C. Boyle. #photoadaynov16 #germany #deutsch

kspenmoll Nice #libraryhaul. Intrigued by Machiavelli book. 3y
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HijackMe
Romeo and Juliet | William Shakespeare
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The books from Reclams bilingual line all have #orangecovers . I used to love buying these, well edited and cheap, but they've switched from the traditional illustrations to a more modern design that is just a white block around the title. Still love the company but never bought anything after the switch, I think they're ugly. 😕 #photoadaynov16 #german #deutsch #reclam

Tsubame Hey cool, another German here 👋🏼😃 I read lots of Reclam books at school, but privately I was always more fond of fancier covers and editions, although the Reclam format is so convenient! 3y
HijackMe @Tsubame Yay for more Germans! 👍🏻 Yes, there is nothing better than a nice hardcover but those are expensive and imagine that something could happen to them while you're traveling! 😩😉 3y
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HijackMe
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RIP Ilse Aichinger. Born 1921 in Austria, survived the Holocaust, became one of the most important female authors in post-war German literature and was a member of the group 47. I have the impression she is mostly unknown in the English-speaking world, but I still wanted to post this. #deutsch #german

charl08 I've just looked at my library's catalogue - they don't have it. Should I start with this one? 3y
HijackMe @charl08 I'm ashamed to admit this, but Aichinger is still on my tbr-pile and I can't really make recommendations. I checked Amazon & Wikipedia, english translations seem to be mostly collections of her stories and prose and I think that's always the best starting point to see if you enjoy an author? Her only long novel "Herod's children" is also supposed to be great, but since it's about Jewish children in WWII Vienna expect it to be dark & heavy 3y
charl08 Thanks - the honesty appreciated as well as the info. 3y
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HijackMe
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Pickpick

A cook-book portraying cooks working/coming from extreme situations & their recipes: A chinese mail-order bride turned YouTube-star, a former Serbian soldier, cooks who worked for Idi Amin or Honecker, working on a dump in Nairobi, for death-row prisoners, political protests or refugee-camps. Celebrated cooks drunk on fame or completely disillusioned & those who only do it to survive. Excellent read. #cookbooklove #Photoadaynov16 #deutsch #german

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HijackMe
Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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My #libraryhaul seems to be perfect for #NonfictionNovember. Topics include Israel, essays on the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, a history of the Restaurant, a memoir of a man re-visiting the lost (formerly Habsburg) eastern-european homelands of his ancestors and a global history of European expansion between 1500-1515. "Nutshell" being the only, lone fiction title. ? #novembertbr #photoadaynov16 #german #deutsch