Learning German with Jemma
You are watching a german Soap-Opera. But for the love of god, you can not speak german!
Does that sound familiar?
Well, here is the solution to all your problems: You will learn German!
Yes? No? Maybe?
No matter what the answer is, during the big Jemma-Hype we read again and again that you - the international fans - were planning to learn, or wished to be able to speak German, so that the "Learning German with Jemma" category was created to have a little fun with teaching you a thing or two, and even if you will learn nothing at all from this, you might still get a laugh or two out of these fun lessons with Jemma.
In "Lesson One" you will learn about greetings and find out that Nouns have souls.
In "Lesson Two" you will learn numbers and find out that Nouns not only have souls, but also have genders.
In "Liv Lessons" you will dip your toes into german quotes from Liv (Kasia's character in "Anna und die Liebe") and their english translations.
But watch out, if you are indeed meaning to learn German, then perhaps you should take this tiny warning of the creator of the first two lessons to heart, which once was posted ahead of Lesson One.
So, we hear again and again that you crazy people out there are planning to learn German or are wishing you could speak it. I can only speak for myself, but German is a language that will kick your ass. Like french did to me. I'm glad German is my mother tongue and I can speak it without thinking. I have no idea about tenses, or these 'Akkusativ', 'Genetiv', 'Dativ'...and what was the fourth one? Well those things (I don't even know what you call those things/'cases') and if you ask me what a 'Substantiv' is, I will look at you like you're an alien. (It's a fancy word for noun by the way, I looked it up!) So, to sum it up, grammar and I have been at war since first grade.
But don't let yourself be demotivated by me or this genius quote by Mark Twain: "My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years. It seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue ought to be trimmed down and repaired. If it is to remain as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it."
If you're still sure you want to learn German, then learn German! Actually I think that's hammer (awesome!) ;D And you know what? We want to help you. So feel lucky because you may or may not learn something in our new fun category 'Learning German with Jemma'. We might not be able to replace a real teacher or a good self-learn-book, but hey we'll try. And maybe I'll learn one or two things along the way, too. ;)
And perhaps one day you will be smarter than this german guy, who apparently needs one or two more lessons of english!
Have fun with our German lessons with Jemma! :)