I need a native German speaker

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  • RedSparrows 9 May 2013 16:41:20 23,298 posts
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    Hello,

    Is anyone here bilingual, English/German, but with native, or near-native, levels of German?

    I have a search task for someone, and I can offer a small payment for your time. It involves working with archival websites. I need to find where some papers might be - not actually their contents etc, but just the likely archive they might be in, in Germany.

    Thanks.
  • Deleted user 9 May 2013 16:42:23
    Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
  • Commander-Keen 9 May 2013 16:43:32 819 posts
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    *cough*FWB*cough*
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  • cubbymoore 9 May 2013 16:45:09 36,501 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    I need to find where some papers might be - not actually their contents etc, but just the likely archive they might be in, in Germany.
  • Deckard1 9 May 2013 16:45:25 28,724 posts
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    Oh nein, meine Faust in die Prostituierte stecken ach ach, meine Frau wird, die Äpfel von meinen Kindern in der Hölle zu essen!
  • MattyB2007 9 May 2013 16:47:10 2,720 posts
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    Try Brainboy. Sure he'll help you out being the nice chap he is!

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  • RedSparrows 9 May 2013 16:50:08 23,298 posts
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    Of course! Brainboy's a mensch. Just the kind of chap I need.
  • mrpon 9 May 2013 16:50:54 29,190 posts
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    Splendid.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • billythekid 9 May 2013 16:51:28 11,197 posts
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    Ver are your papers?
  • DaM 9 May 2013 16:52:57 13,332 posts
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    Is this a cannibalism thing?
  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 9 May 2013 16:56:53 14,033 posts
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    Native speaker here. I might be able to help you. :)
  • neilka 9 May 2013 16:57:28 16,247 posts
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    Glad he was able to find a final solution to his problem.
  • Gunzberg 9 May 2013 17:06:19 1,741 posts
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    Am German, can help too

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  • Load_2.0 9 May 2013 17:12:45 19,444 posts
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    Papers? Oder eine Karte jüdisch gold!
  • RedSparrows 9 May 2013 18:02:18 23,298 posts
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    Thanks Syrok and Gunzberg - I shall burden Brainboy with this first, as I know he's in/recently been in academia, and I've shot him lots in Halo, so I feel more comfortable asking him.

    But if he fails me, as he might cos he's Brainboy, I shall return!

    hohoho
  • Deckard1 9 May 2013 18:03:51 28,724 posts
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    Who the fuck is brain boy?
  • Deleted user 9 May 2013 18:05:32
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Who the fuck is brain boy?
    Not you!

  • Deckard1 9 May 2013 18:12:37 28,724 posts
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    Dooooh you
  • cubbymoore 9 May 2013 18:13:36 36,501 posts
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    He got you good!
  • Salaman 9 May 2013 19:29:00 19,272 posts
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    If all else fails I can also help out my Ottoman neighbour.
  • Salaman 9 May 2013 19:29:03 19,272 posts
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    If all else fails I can also help out my Ottoman neighbour.
  • warlockuk 9 May 2013 22:05:22 19,185 posts
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    Is it safe?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • mcmothercruncher 10 May 2013 11:53:27 7,214 posts
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    There you go, happy to help:

  • drip 11 May 2013 01:43:29 4,301 posts
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    I'm a native German, but I have no fucking idea about archival websites. I don't even know what zat is, actually.
  • RedSparrows 20 May 2013 13:59:38 23,298 posts
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    I've not learned English as a foreign language, but it strikes me as a difficult language even without cases.

    You don't have to conjugate for genders/the relevant speaker, but there's other horribly tricksy elements to it.
  • billythekid 20 May 2013 14:02:21 11,197 posts
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    Like heteronyms! Words that are spelt the same but are pronounced differently, they've got to be difficult to learn.
  • drip 20 May 2013 14:13:51 4,301 posts
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    English has some quite tricky parts, but what's good about it, and why it's a good "choice" for world language, is that the basics are pretty simple, and it's easier than most other languages to reach a level that allows you to converse on a basic level.

    Learning the gender of each and every noun in "other" Germanic or Romance languages for example is horrible. Then there's the complicated flexion, etc., English is a lot easier in those regards.
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