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Um, this may not be the right place to post/ask, and I apologize for interrupting the thread with my English, but I am interested in learning German and was hoping someone could assist me in finding good (and free/cheap) methods of doing so.
I have finally started to actually publish my story! For the moment, expect a new chapter each month.

The Case of the Midnight Channel
"When a strange letter summons the Mouri family to Inaba, Ran is expecting a case. She's not expecting it to involve the TV, though.
If Naoto investigated everyone who came to visit Inaba, she'd have little time for real cases. When Yukiko reports that the Midnight Channel is back, however, she starts to wonder if the visitors are connected. Especially when the image clears, unveiling yet another mystery."

Short version: I'm taking various DC/MK characters to Inaba (where Persona 4 takes place) and dropping them through the TV to face their Shadows!
Cross-posted:Case of the Midnight Channel at Archive of our Own.
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miakakiri wrote:Um, this may not be the right place to post/ask, and I apologize for interrupting the thread with my English, but I am interested in learning German and was hoping someone could assist me in finding good (and free/cheap) methods of doing so.
Sadly, I have no experience with learning German as a foreign language ;)
I suppose your local Goethe-Institut would qualify as good but I have no idea whether they are cheap as well :x
Also, seems there is one in Boston, too ;)
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miakakiri wrote:Um, this may not be the right place to post/ask, and I apologize for interrupting the thread with my English, but I am interested in learning German and was hoping someone could assist me in finding good (and free/cheap) methods of doing so.

Try livemocha.com ~ I was on that side a long long time ago trying to learn japanese there.
The basic stuff is free for additional service you have to pay.
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Callid wrote:
miakakiri wrote:Um, this may not be the right place to post/ask, and I apologize for interrupting the thread with my English, but I am interested in learning German and was hoping someone could assist me in finding good (and free/cheap) methods of doing so.
Sadly, I have no experience with learning German as a foreign language ;)
I suppose your local Goethe-Institut would qualify as good but I have no idea whether they are cheap as well :x
Also, seems there is one in Boston, too ;)

Meep! I checked that out, and it's pricy. ~_~* A standard course starts around $400 (~325 euro). A skype-lesson is $40 (~32.50 euro) for a 45-minute session. Nice, but well outside of my budget for the moment. ~_~*

Kogorou wrote:Try livemocha.com ~ I was on that side a long long time ago trying to learn japanese there.
The basic stuff is free for additional service you have to pay.

Thanks for the tip! I'll see how far I can get with that.
I have finally started to actually publish my story! For the moment, expect a new chapter each month.

The Case of the Midnight Channel
"When a strange letter summons the Mouri family to Inaba, Ran is expecting a case. She's not expecting it to involve the TV, though.
If Naoto investigated everyone who came to visit Inaba, she'd have little time for real cases. When Yukiko reports that the Midnight Channel is back, however, she starts to wonder if the visitors are connected. Especially when the image clears, unveiling yet another mystery."

Short version: I'm taking various DC/MK characters to Inaba (where Persona 4 takes place) and dropping them through the TV to face their Shadows!
Cross-posted:Case of the Midnight Channel at Archive of our Own.
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Maybe I can help a bit.  :)

I asked my mother how she learned German. She thought for a while and told me that she got a dictionary and (this might sound stupid) just read trough it, trying to memorize as much words as possible. Vocabulary is everything, since you can't do anything without it, so I think it's the best to look up words you think you will need and memorize them.

The next thing she learned was making sentences. German and English sentences seem (when kept easy) not very different.
It's both subject+verb+object
Ich mag Kuchen.
I like cake.


The worst thing (I talk about experience I had in learning English) are the tenses. They are not easy to compare to the German ones.


The first tense you should begin with is the Präsens (present tense). Then you can continue with the Perfekt (present perfect).

Furthermore, you should practise to conjugate verbs and to decline nouns. I guess the last thing is the worst part because the article can be masculine, feminine or neutral in German.

One of the first things you always learn when you start with a new language is the declination of personal pronouns. In German it's:

Singular ich
              du
              er, sie, es
Plural   wir
              ihr
              sie


Okay, I don't know how much you already knew, but this should be a list of thing you should start with and practise a lot.

In the end, I can recommend you this page:
http://www.german-grammar.de/grammar/content/english_german_table_of_content.htm
There should be every grammar-things you must know.

A last advice from myself: Always (I mean always) look for new vocabulary. No matter if you take lessons or teach it to yourself, vocabulary is the key to every language.

Well then, good luck and have fun learning our language.  ;D
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*reinstolper* äh...Mahlzeit... ;D
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Guten Abend^^
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Großes Forum...bin erst seit heute dabei und muss mich erstmal orientieren.  ;)
Aber von den Themen her ist das schon anders und...ähm...erfrischender als so manch andere Foren...
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Willkommen :)
Leb dich ein und bring mir nen bier mit :P

Schau dich in Ruhe um. Hier ist viel mehr los als "nur" Detective Conan.
Ich empfehle B'z :)
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Bier? Oh, das ist ein gutes Stichwort, ich müsste noch Amstel im Kühlschrank haben von meinem letzten Holland-Ausflug  ;D
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Ah noch ein biertrinker :=) Gefällt mir. Ich hab im Moment "nur" Becks aber besser als nichts ^^
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Sozusagen passionierte Biertrinkerin ;)
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I'm sorry, I just had to revive this after seeing the French one :-[
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Hm ja, wir sollten hier echt mal wieder party machen :)

*gibt ne Runde Bier aus*
Und was gibts hier so neues ?
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