July 31, 2008
German Vocabulary Lesson - Migros Loyalty Card Application
In filling out the Migros loyalty card application yesterday, I had to look up a lot of new vocabulary, some of which I hope will stick with me...maybe better so if I type it here and share it with you:
Antrag - application
Anmeldung - sign-up, registration
Mitgliedschaft - membership
Verzichten - decline, abdicate
Deswegen - that's why
Erhalten - receive
Benötigen - need/want
Noch - still
Beachten - pay attention to / note / heed
Gewünschte - desired
Bevorzugte - preferred
And to finish off:
Einfach - simply
Ablösen - to detach
Anfeuchten - to dampen / to wet
Zukleben - to seal
From the village website, I also learned, with the help of my online German-English dictionary:
Stützmauer - retaining wall (someone wants a permit for one)
Anlässe - events
Abteilung - department
We'll see if I remember any of them tomorrow. I have good hopes for noch, beachten and anmeldung, at least.
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Too funny. Got the word "doch" down yet? as in:
"Du bist ja langsam!
Nein, Ich bin nicht langsam.
Doch, bist Du langsam.
The other one that I thing was a North German colloqialism was "Na." It was a very useful word that could mean anything from "hello," to "how's it going?" to "well?" to pretty much whatever you wanted it to mean. Very useful.
Posted by: randall | Jul 31, 2008 2:41:28 PM
You do make me laugh! I know you will master all of these words (mots) and more! Looking forward to having you be my translator in December! And so it goes! A sense of humor makes it all possible to continue! Learn and laugh, laugh and move on! I love you!
Posted by: Patricia | Jul 31, 2008 11:08:40 PM
I still like schmuck--for jewelery :-) However you spell it!
Posted by: Angie Hutchins | Aug 11, 2008 2:25:22 AM