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29 May, 2006: This website is being updated at the current time and new information is being put in daily. This site will appear as in early June, 2006.
Hallo !!!
This greeting calls attention to yourself, and lets someone else know you're addressing them. Once in Mainz I was walking off without my bags and this is what a person yelled at me to make me realize my mistake.
Grüß Gott !!!
This greeting is used in Southern Germany (Bavaria) as well as throughout Austria. It is a proper "Hello!"

German Studies
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Tips for Learning German

The first major step in learning another language is familiarizing oneself with the sounds of the language.
A good way to work on "the sound system" is simply to listen to the language.
You did this with English ... (if'n thass wut you tawk).
Listen to the radio - Deutsche Welle provides it over the net, as well as!
Get yourself some movies to hear over and over again. Just play them while you're cleaning house, or piddling about, or "chillin'."
Even if you're not listening --- you are hearing!
It seems that we have a tendency to learn songs by hearing them over and over again. At least it happened to me with songs that I wonder: "How come I know these words?" ---The question exists because I never even listened to a lot of them.
If you want to work on how the letters are formed, or on how they sound in words, check out the Pronunciation Guide & Alphabet Page.
Always repeat what you hear, but listen to the words or sounds umpteen times before you "make" the sound.
Feel out what you're hearing, and try to recognize that your mouth is going to be in a few different positions. That is, "You're gonna tawk differnt."
Germans speak in deep voices ... until they're learning a foreign language. Then it ups about an octave.
Try to avoid doing the same thing when you're working on your German.
A fun way to figure out some pronunciation - and PRACTICE it - is by using Tongue Twisters. German has some really complicated ones ... see if you can do them!
You're not going to learn the whole German language on this website, by the way.
All I can do is provide some of my experiential tips with foreign language study.
We're just here to have fun playing with learning something new ... in a different language ... from a different perspective ... completely different from what we've always taken for granted ... maybe even the opposite of what's "normal" for us ...
And my first suggestion is: Find yourself the resources that you're most comfortable with. If you're a "visual learner" get some picture dictionaries.
If you're a "mime learner" - watch TV or movies.
If you're a "hearin'-about-it learner" - just go through and listen to audio files, learning all the words you like/enjoy/can have fun with.
If you're a "whining learner" - make all the wishes you want to about " ... I wish they'd put that-&-that here ..." And learn all about forming negative sentences.
And everyone work on vocabulary that's useful for you. Don't learn nit-picky in German (pingelig) if you don't need the word.
The Märchen are for use in furthering your German vocabulary and recognition of "older German."
Another way to "figure out" some German vocabulary is to visit some of the German websites sponsoring this site. There is always information (along with pictures) that lets you know what the subject matter is, that names objects, or that reflects topics that are going on in the world ... Visit some of the German links in the right column of each page, and see what you find!
The German Lessons Section of this website -The German Language Resources- is dedicated to OSCAR MATSON, professor emeritus of Shasta College. I'm still working on his Dedication Page.
Sometimes creativity takes a while!