During our last visit to Germany we were going out on a family outing with the usual suspects. As we have a cool new little nephew my son asked me the following question:”Daddy, do we have the kid cart?” To which my chuckling answer was naturally….”the whaaaaaat?” So, any guesses what the kid cart is? … More Things a Germerican Kid Says #6
Only a Germerican kid can get his spelling test both right and wrong in the same answer!
A few months ago, while my son was talking to his American Grandma on the phone, my wife and I realized we had a bit of a problem. He naturally understood everything she was saying, but he kept trying to answer in German. Having to coach him from the background was a little difficult, but … More When One Language Plays Catch Up
Today my son was playing and decided to put on my shoes, after which he asked my wife this: “Mama, kannst du die zu-tie-en?” (Mama can you zu-tie-en them?)
So, learning German is hard. Have you heard that before? Well I am here to tell you, it is in fact damn hard. It’s so hard, the Germans actually have a saying for it: “Deutsche sprache, schwere sprache”, which word-for-word translated is “German language, difficult language”. See what I mean? Even Germans think German is hard! I’m … More 16 Ways to Say “The”
Him: Daddy, I can’t open the door. Me: Why not? Him: Because I gelocked it!
I guess if anybody is going to read this, it might be helpful if they are familiar with how our family came to be. So, here is the “story of us”. (At which point my wife says “Ahhh, wie süß!”) My wife and I met shortly after I moved to Germany for work. The fact that … More The Backstory