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which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

Hello guys

Ill be soon moving to switzerland and i need german, Ich lerne siet einem monat dutsch lol (was that right?) from memrise.com

Anyways i get a feeling that, that is not enough it would be awesome if you guys could recommend me some shows i can watch in german on youtube with subtitles and some english shows with german subs to better my german or some materiel i could read i mean anything would help.

Any recommendations?
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Old 21.10.2015, 15:03
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

If you're into comics, that is a good way to start. Especially if you already know the rough storyline you can infer a lot of stuff from context so don't have to look every second word up all the time. You can also have both languages open side by side to compare, but be warned that especially with the puns and linguistic jokes, these are sometimes reworded as you can't translate those literally. But you can have plenty of fun while reading while also learning at the same time.

I read all the Asterix books in both French and German for example when learning those languages. They are a bit pricey when you buy them new but you can usually pick up second hand copies in reasonable condition for spare change at Brockis and such.
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

Not really an answer to your request but I'd be wary of learning from sub-titles. Firstly because they don't always say what the person said and secondly because in time you learn to look at people's feet to see what they said! Weird!
And if you like opera don't, as one opera star did, learn your German vocabulary from there. He got a very funny look when he asked some dignitary or other, "und wie geht es Ihrem Weib?" instead of "...Ihrer Frau?"
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Not really an answer to your request but I'd be wary of learning from sub-titles. Firstly because they don't always say what the person said and secondly because in time you learn to look at people's feet to see what they said! Weird!
If you're a computer programmer, that's normal.

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And if you like opera don't do, as one opera star did, learn German vocabulary from there. He got a very funny look when he asked some dignitary or other, "und wie geht es Ihrem Weib?" instead of "...Ihrer Frau?"
I once shared a train compartment with an elderly tourist and some young Swiss men in military uniform and he asked them if they were the Wehrmacht.
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If you're a computer programmer, that's normal.
How do you tell the difference between an introverted and an extroverted computer programmer? The extrovert will look at your shoes instead of his own.

To the OP, there are also some books where the left page is in one language, and the right page is in another language, usually line by line.
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

Not sure if there are any YouTube suggestions, but this thread may help..

Movies and TV Shows for German learners
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

When I first came here, I read the Reader's Digest in German. Short articles, pretty basic language and if you get stuck, just go on to the next one. The short jokes were a help too.
I read the 'Blick' (Daily Paper) on the way to work. Again, easy vocabulary and pictures helped me to see what it was about. Didn't do my intelligence much good but that wasn't the idea.
If you are really a beginner, it might be worth trying children's books too. There is nothing like actually understanding something to motivate one to keep at it.
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

Definitely "Easy German" channel, Love em.

https://www.facebook.com/easygermanvideos/

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In the Easy German video series we interview people on the streets of Germany to help learners of the German language to get in touch with the daily spoken colloquial German.
All videos are subtitled with English and German, which helps viewers to comprehend the spoken word and find a direct translation.
With our project we aim to encourage especially those people who learn german but have only little contact to German native speakers.
Search for their channel in Youtube as well.
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

Deutsche Welle www.dw.com has a great learning german section with text to the news, the news read at a slow rate, etc.
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Re: which shows i can watch on youtube to make my german better

I can recommend Turkisch für Anfänger
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