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About armitur

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    English, Bahasa Malaysia (semi-fluent), Chinese (semi-fluent)
  1. Practical Chinese

    If you mean everyday greetings, 你好 is the MOST common. When addressing a group, perhaps on stage, we say 大家好。 If you want to ask 'how are you', say 你好吗? 早安/ 早上好/ 上午好 = for use in the morning - the latter two are more formal 午安 = for use at 12 o' clock 下午好 = for after 12 o' clock (this is also rather formal and used for groups) 晚上好 = night greeting (ditto above) 晚安 is mostly used for when you are leaving for the night/ going to sleep If you mean 'greetings' like those on greeting cards, we have 生日快乐 Happy Birthday 新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) 圣诞节快乐 Merry Christmas Essentially just add 快乐 to the festival/ event you're celebrating. Hope this helps!
  2. So sorry for the late reply! Thank you so much for the corrections - this was really helpful. Regarding the 'stationary classes', it's actually a weird term that my school uses. I have not seen it used anywhere else and I think it may be directly translated from something in Chinese, which I am not so good at. Thanks again!
  3. Can someone please take a look at my text?

    Hi! I just learn German as a hobby, so I'm not sure if all of this is 100% accurate, but here you go. 'He was wearing jeans with white shirt and a grey jacket' -> Er hatte Jeans mit ein weißes Hemd und eine graue Jacke getragt. I think for 'Wir haben um seine Leben in Berlin gesprochen', 'um' should be 'über', and likewise with 'Wir haben auch um seine arbeite gesprochen'. 'Er hat ein grosse Familie mit 4 Brüder.'-> 'Er hat eine grosse Familie mit 4 Brüder'. Fireman is Feuerwehrmann. I have heard some Germans use 'Typ' for guy, but I'm not sure if it's acceptable in written German. That's about the extent of my knowledge. Sorry Hope this helps!
  4. Hello I've been writing short essays in German, but I don't have access to a teacher who can check them for me, so I have no idea what mistakes I'm making. It would be greatly appreciated if you could have a look at this text and tell me how to improve. Danke im Voraus! Meine Schule Ich habe in ____, der ist eine große Schule in _____, seit vier Jahre studiert. Die Gymnasium ist mit eine Grundeschule und eine College verbinden. Man kann einer von zwei Kurse studiert, die sind IGCSE und UEC. Die verfügbaren Anlagen hier sind viele, denn gibt es viele Spendern von die Chinesich Gemeinde. Es gibt drei Gebäuden, ein Stadium, ein Spielfeld, zwei Hallen, vier Computerlabor und eine große Bibliothek. In jede Altersgrüppe gibt es vier oder fünf stationäre Klassen, die jede hat zwischen dreißig und vierßig Schüler. Unterrichten sind bis halb drei am Montag und Freitag, bis halb fünf am Dienstag und Donnerstag und bis drei fünfzehn am Mittwoch. Die meisten Schüler glauben, dass es ist zu lang, aber nichts kann man tun, denn unsere Bildung verlangt uns viel lernen. Wir haben vier Prüfungen im Jahr. Die Verwaltung der Schule hat drei Abteilungen, die sind einer für das Studium, einer für die zusätzliche Aktivitäten und einer für die Diziplin. Sie haben oft Meinungsverschiedenheiten und sind voneinander nicht so freundlich.
  5. Classics

    I would recommend Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. It's a beautiful novel that gives a poignant take on South African history. The vocabulary isn't too difficult, although the writing does have a poetic style that may be difficult to get into at first.
  6. Hello! I'm Chinese (but not from mainland China) and know a little bit about this from a teacher of mine (who is a mainlander), so I'll try to answer the best I can. Standard Mandarin is mostly based on the Beijing dialect, but is used as a lingua franca between people who speak different regional dialects (for example, Cantonese in Guangdong, Hokkien in Fujian, etc.). It is almost definitely used in official settings, and can be used in informal settings, although many people do feel more comfortable using their dialect. It is written using the simplified Chinese characters (简笔字), rather than the traditional characters (繁体字) used for many dialects. That's all I can offer about this - I wish you luck in your learning!
  7. 5 great German Idioms

    Awesome! I'm not sure if this is an idiom, but my personal favourite German saying is: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln, literally: the dumbest farmers have the biggest potatoes. It means 'stupid people have the biggest luck', which is something I find quite apt to describe our world.
  8. Dankeschön! Das wird ich tun.
  9. Hello, everyone!

    Hello! I guess a few threads receive more attention than others? Regardless, it seems like a fun website.
  10. Hello, everyone!

    Thank you!
  11. Hallo, zusammen Ich heiße Fern und ich bin eine Malaysianerin. Ich studiere jetzt im Gymnasium. Freut mich Sie kennenzulernen!
  12. Hello, everyone!

    Hello I'm a high school student in Malaysia who has been attempting to self-study German for the past two years. I am fluent in English and somewhat fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. I intend to pursue higher education and a career in linguistics. I hope to brush up on my language skills here. Nice to meet you all!