Radio Silence

Sorry I’ve been so quiet I’ve been: revising for German exams Sitting German exams translating at Transvulcania . fighting off a lurgy. Yesterday was the oral exam, and it went much better than I feared, so I’m pretty confident that I’ve passed the course exams and I can move on to Intermediate German next year. I thought “certificacion” on June 5th meant that they’d hand me a certificate for this….

May 17, 2017

German word order

I’m finding German classes rather hard going. There’s so much grammar! I find it really hard to remember all the bits when I’m putting a sentence together. One of the things I find hardest is the word order. In German the verb is always the second element of the sentence: I work as a tour guide. Tomorrow work I as a tour guide. If it’s a phrasal verb (a verb…

November 25, 2016