The best-represented language in the foreign-language section of the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek American Memorial Library is Turkish. Though the selection of books has shrunk in the past years, this is the only library in Berlin whose collection is consistently updated with new releases. The aim was clear from the beginning: to translate the Turkish novels and stories that the publishers themselves wanted to read, according to an interview. The sisters received the Kairos culture prize for their efforts. Since the Berlin branch has offered language courses, readings, lectures, films, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops.
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It would be nice to see these readings return to the programming. The magazine is published in German and English, but concentrates on the German-Turkish art- and literature scenes. The magazine features interviews with young German writers of Turkish heritage, for example, as well as reviews of translated Turkish books. In , the library, which certainly boasted one of the largest Turkish-language collections outside of Germany, closed. Among its offerings are works for children by Turkish authors like Aziz Nesin. Tiyatrom also occasionally hosts readings and political discussions in Turkish.
Simurg, a group which organizes philosophical discussions in Turkish, often meets here as well. On a sunny July day in Berlin I wait for the bus. This boat, moored on the bank of the Havel for fifty years, fascinates me, as if even the name Alte Liebe is whispering a story. I sit on top, all the way at the front. Neither past or present. The branches that tangle towards each other overhead brush the windows and roof of the bus. The sun withdraws, then breaks through the branches again and hits me full in the face.
We snake through the timelessness of nature, even if only for twenty minutes. At first glance the boat, anchored on the riverbank and surrounded by green, also elicits a feeling of timelessness. The rooting process is complete: the boat can never again set sail. At the same time, with its new terrace and its wooden tables and chairs, it feels like a fish joint with an ocean view somewhere in Istanbul or on the Aegean.
Just like in the story, is smelled like old love, living up to its name: coffee, vanilla, chocolate, apple peel, cinnamon. And just like in the text, proud old ladies sat at the tables, silent as if at a ceremony. The space inside still looks as it did before, even if pale mauve tablecloths now substitute for the white ones. Following the "der goes to den" rule, er goes to ihn when in the accusative case. The second person in English never changes. In German, du goes to dich and ihr goes to euch. Sie , the formal version of either, stays the same.
Remember, Sie 2nd person formal and sie 3rd person plural only differ in their meanings and the fact that the former is capitalized and the latter is not. This stays true throughout German grammar. Note: This is just a quick lesson in English grammar applied into German. If you already know all about antecedents in English, skip the first paragraph. When using a pronoun, you have to know what it is for it to work. There are some rare exceptions, such as in mysteries or drama, but otherwise this is always true. Sometimes in dialogue this is taken care of by pointing or making some other gesture, but most of the time, the pronoun modifies something already mentioned.
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In German this is very useful. You can't simply say 'it' any more. Many food words are masculine and feminine, and when you turn them into pronouns, they turn into 'he', 'she', 'him', and 'her', not always 'it'. For example, the sentence "The cheeseburger tastes good.
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It's very crunchy. He's very crunchy. Why is it "he"? This is where the antecedent comes in. Because there are foods that are masculine and feminine in German, you can't assume the 'es'. You have to look back at the previous sentence, at the antecedent, der Cheeseburger. Of these five verbs, only trinken and bekommen are regular. Essen is irregular that's what the "I" means.
Do you remember from the last lesson 'lesen' and 'sehen'?
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Well essen experiences the same change, except that it changes to 'i', not 'ie'. Also, it acts the same as 'lesen' in the du-form: You don't have three s's in a row. Isst sounds and looks a lot like ist. The minute difference happens to be in the way you pronounce the s. When you mean eats it is sometimes an overstressed hissing i. In normal life Germans, too, can only tell which verb is meant from knowing the context. The last two verbs marked M are modals. They will be discussed in the next section.
In the introduction , you learned that German has no helping verbs. Instead, they have modals , words that basically do the same thing. Modals are conjugated very differently from normal verbs. Most modals experience a vowel change from singular to plural, and the rest is the same. Here is the complete conjugation:. However, will can also mean an intent or a document showing what one wants to happen. So it is not so different from 'to want' as possibly originally presumed. This is very important. When you need to use another verb with a modal such as expressing you would like or want to perform an action , the sentence's word order is somewhat different than it would be in English.
In English, you would state the subject pronoun such as "I" , an English equivalent to the modal verb such as "want" , the action you want to perform such as "to eat" and then what the action will be performed on such as "hamburger" , making the sentence "I want to eat a hamburger. In German, instead of saying, "I'm hungry.
Here are the German translations of the corresponding nouns:. Like in English, these two words do not have a plural form. When using them, you don't need to worry about the 'der'; you can just say, "Ich habe Hunger" to say "I am hungry" and "Ich habe keinen Hunger" for "I am not hungry. Somewhat archaic but still in use are the adjectives hungrig and durstig. In Lesson 1 , you learned how to talk formally, using phrases like "Guten Morgen! There are, however, a few words that are 'survival words' in Germany, specifically:.
Twice you have been taught that the ending of the indefinite article for plurals would be eine for Nominative and Accusative cases , if there was an indefinite article for plurals. Now that lesson applies. The k ein-words have the same endings as the ein-words, and they mean the opposite: no, not any, none. For example, "kein Cheeseburger" means "no cheeseburger". Notice the 'e' at the end of 'keine'. There are many restaurants you might find in Germany.
Much like in English-speaking countries, you would more likely use the name of the restaurant than name what kind of restaurant. If you want to address the wish to eat a certain food, there are two ways:. There are few American restaurants, in Germany and they are mostly referred to as " American Diner", so it is not used like "zum Italiener". You read at the beginning of this lesson that the Accusative Case covers the direct object and the objects of some prepositions.
Here are those prepositions that always fall under Accusative Case. You learned um last lesson, and ohne earlier this lesson. Up until this point, you have only worried about the Accusative Case in third person. Here's an example:. In German as in English there are several ways of telling how food tastes. You can do this with 'gut' and 'schlecht' from Lesson 1 to say:.
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