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Old 30.08.2006, 19:39
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[German] Cheatsheet

Here's a little cheatsheet I did a few years back to help someone out who was starting with German. I posted it before on another thread, but thought we could make a new thread for cheatsheets.

Have you done anything along the same lines? If so, then please share it with us.
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Old 27.09.2006, 14:15
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Re: The longest in CH without being good at German? :-(

crap! I cannot open the cheatsheet file...my PC is kinda not good....I know I have adobe on here and have opened pdf files before...this one will not.

any other way to get my hands on this? I'm liking the responses people have posted about it.
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Old 27.09.2006, 14:28
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Re: The longest in CH without being good at German? :-(

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crap! I cannot open the cheatsheet file...my PC is kinda not good....I know I have adobe on here and have opened pdf files before...this one will not.

any other way to get my hands on this? I'm liking the responses people have posted about it.
Hands on what? The cheatsheet? Try asking on the cheatsheet thread... But I know what the answer will be - fix your PC - we can't help with that. Ok I'll move your post to the cheatsheet thread, so I can answer this without going off-topic.

The cheatsheet required acrobat version 4.x. The current version 7. It might be possible that somewhere in the depths of the developing world that there are still a couple of PCs running version 3, but I doubt very much there would still be any version 3 left in Switzerland. If your version of acrobat is too old, upgrade it - it's free!
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Old 27.09.2006, 14:48
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

Thanks.Very helpful.
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Old 03.10.2006, 08:42
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Re: The longest in CH without being good at German? :-(

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crap! I cannot open the cheatsheet file...my PC is kinda not good....I know I have adobe on here and have opened pdf files before...this one will not.

any other way to get my hands on this? I'm liking the responses people have posted about it.
Ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader (formerly known as Acrobat), downloadable FREE here:

www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

I just wanted to say thanks for your help with Grammar Mike! I have just read this cheet sheet as well as your info on Dative/accusative etc. Really helpful! I found it a real shock when starting German lessons that I had no idea of English Grammar!
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Old 22.10.2006, 16:34
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"Mark". Glad you liked it.
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

Hi Mark,

I hope you dont get bored with the statment "Nice one"... Just started going thro the language section as I started my german classes...

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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

what I find a bit weird is the order No Acc Da Ge - isn't it usually No Ge Da Acc? doesn't everyone recite der des dem den, die der der die, das des dem das ?
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what I find a bit weird is the order No Acc Da Ge - isn't it usually No Ge Da Acc? doesn't everyone recite der des dem den, die der der die, das des dem das ?
First I've heard of that. Would seem like a difficult way to do it. No Acc Da Ge is roughly in the order of frequency. In other words, genetive isn't used very often, and even less often - correctly (especially by the natives)!
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hmmm... that's how it's taught at school in Germany (and I'm pretty sure I have heard Aussies decline that way who learned German at school)
but maybe things have changed since I went to school... there have been a lot of reforms lately...
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All your articles will make my German learning so much easier. I'v been struggling as I dont even remember a lot of the English grammer. I just speak English but never stop and think about the grammer.

Thanks again
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

Thanks Mark, excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

that sheet is great - just what I need

I also wondered if anyone could recommend the best books in english for learning german - my german class is all in german so when I get lost I have no idea and to have things explained to me in german is no help - I need a good english book for me to read and understand in english what I'm supposed to be doing (though reading this it looks like I need a book to learn english!) I'm in a A1+ class.... and need to get better before my children start getting homework!
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

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Here's a little cheatsheet I did a few years back to help someone out who was starting with German.
Nice work, a lot put into a very small and manageable space.
Just one thing to correct:
Genitive Personal pronouns have a -er ending. Without it, they are possessive forms. Both of same origin, and without the ending is an old genitive form late middleage, but nowadays, Genitive is:
meiner
deiner
seiner
ihrer
seiner
unsrer
eurer
ihrer
Ihrer

Case order:
IN foreign language pedagogy: Nom - Acc - Dat - Gen
IN Germany and mother tongue Swiss scool: Nom - Gen - Dat - Acc
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Thanks (I have no access to the 'Thanks' button yet).
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Re: [German] Cheatsheet

Great information and thank you.

I am a bit confused about the "Adjective Declination" portion. Could you provide an example in each case - definite, indefinite, and no article?

We've been working on Nominative, Accusative, and Dative in my German class and I never understood it until your lovely German Primer Parts 1 and 2. I'm eagerly awaiting Part 3 with the reflexive details!

Thanks again!
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Case order:
IN foreign language pedagogy: Nom - Acc - Dat - Gen
IN Germany and mother tongue Swiss scool: Nom - Gen - Dat - Acc
When I studied Latin and Greek (in a non-German school) the case order was still Nom Gen Dat Acc Voc
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