ugh OKAY everyone likes to make fun of german but you know what? Germans are very practical- it’s an extremely literal language. They don’t name things just because it sounds pretty, it has some sort of literal meaning.
Schmetterling I can’t help with. but the rest make sense!
Daisy: Gaensebluemchen. That translates to goose-flower, because it is simple and white, like a goose, with a yellow “nose.”
Airplane: Flugzeug: literally, flying (flug) thing (zeug) .
Penn: Kugelschreiber: literally ball (kugel) writer (schreiber)
THOUGH IT HAS THE NICKNAME KULI OKAY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE FOUR SYLLABLES IF YOU DON’T WANT.
Now, “petals” is wrong. Blaettern are leaves, just Blueten are petals.
Ambulance: Krankenwagon : literally, sick (Kranken) wagon.
Science is perhaps one of my favorite: Naturwissenschaften: Wissenschaft is Knowledge, so literally knowledge of nature.
And lastly, Cinderella : Aschenputtel : Aschenputtel translates roughly to “Ashes cleaner” because that was her job. Puttel is not an actual word, but comes from the word “putzen” which means to scrub or clean.
So yeah, maybe German doesn’t have the most Romantic sounding words. but guess what? If you know enough German, you can figure out half the language, because they love literal translations and compound words. I hope you will learn to appreciate language for more than just the sound of it.
okay thank you have a nice day.
methinks it’s time to watch Miranda over again
“Do whatever you want with that mic and I will not react to it, I promise.” (x)
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
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do you ever just think about how Leonardo DiCaprio seems to love and respect Kate Winslet so much and yet he only dates 20-year old twiglets