Tuesday, March 29, 2005

German for BeginnersDer Adler ist gelandet.

And he's being mean to me.

Hmm, is the first bit right? I left it up to Babelfish, but I'd expect the ist to be a hast. But to save me from ein Berliner syndrome, I'll leave it alone (and thus be able to blame Babelfish).


That's one of those haben / sein anomalies. Normally one would say "ich habe etwas getan", but if the verb involves movement - running, driving or in the dialect here, lying perfectly still - they say "Ich bin gelaufen, gefahren, voll wahnsinnig" or whatever...

And me be mean? Never!
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