paaatchy replied to your post “brotherly love” is a pretty gendered term though. i get that german words are gendered but i thought there was always an alternative in english?”

I’d compare it to things like “when man first set foot on the moon” — thats referring to mankind. Brotherly love is just love for humans, whereas sisterly love actually sounds more gendered to me, since it’s more specific, sort of “edited” in a way.

Thanks, I know what you mean. There’s also “brotherly” and “sisterly” in German (brüderlich + schwesterlich) and it’s pretty much the same.

paaatchy said:

Hmmm, I could always visit German areas to get more exposure :D Thank you for the information! :) I'd love to go to Geneva, it looks amazing and it's meant to be great for getting into translation afterwards ^_^ What's your opinion of Geneva? Switzerland in general is so gorgeous :D

Yes, you can always take the train and you’ll be in a German speaking city in less than 1 or 2 hours! :)

Oh Geneva! *_* I’d love to live there one day! I almost went there to work as an au pair… Geneva is a really good choice. Especially the lake and the Jet d’Eau are stunning! And it’s so international, I really like this.

I’ll come and visit you there haha ;) Just message me if you ever need some advice when it comes to Swiss things :)

mailichan said: Tschaui looks pretty correct even though there is no “right” way of course as it’s no real word ;-)

It’s colloquial, so it still counts in my book! :)

williamowenherondales said: I use Tschaui almost every time. Tschüssikovski …I love that haven’t used it in years!!!

I hope I’m bringing back some fond memories then :) I’m very curious to know which part of Germany uses that the most, or if it’s all spread out…

paaatchy said: The song Bilder mit Katze by Frittenbude says the second one around 3:20 I think!
Thanks! I’ll go check it out ^^

midoriin said: i’m using tschaui quite frequently and know tschüssikovski but don’t use it that much ^^ should change that, it’s actually quite awesome :D

I guess it’s more common than I thought! Hahaha it’s a cool word, but I think I’d feel silly saying it all the time!!

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 Rule 1: Always post the rules. Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you has written and write 11 new ones. Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post. Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them.

tagged by: imjusta-boy

His questions

1. where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully finished with school. I’ll be working. Hopefully moving soon.

2. What is your favorite tv show?

My favorite TV show is Doctor Who, Supernatural, Chowder, or Adventure Time.

3. Who do you look up to the most?

I don’t know, my dad maybe.

4. who is your favorite actor/actress?

Probably Matt Smith

5. If you got stranded on an island who would you want to bring with you?

Someone who knows how to survive on an island.

6. what is the hardest subject you’ve studied in school?

To be honest, there hasn’t been a subject that was extremely hard. Probably Anatomy lab if I had to pick.

7. when you go out to eat at a restaurant what do you usually order?

It depends where we go. I like grilled cheese though or spaghetti.

8. If you had to read only one book for the rest of your life what would it be?

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

9. what is your favorite drink?

Dr. Pepper.

10. are you a dog person or a cat person?

I’m a dog person, but I love cats too.

11. do you plan on getting married?

No, I doubt it.

My questions

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

2. What is your favorite book?

3. Do you like video games?

4. Which came first the chicken or the egg?

5. On the first day of Christmas what do you give your true love?

6. What is your favorite color?

7. Do you play any instruments?

8. What places do you want to travel to?

9. What is your HP house?

10. What is your favorite band?

11. Your in a dark room with no windows or doors, all there is is a stove, a fireplace, a candle, and a box of matches. Which do you light first?

paaatchy hat gesagt: Au pairing there would be great! You should :P I’ll do that, thank you so much for answering my questions! :)

Ah now it’s a bit too late for me for au pairing but I go to Geneva at least once a year :)

No problem, I love to help! :) 

paaatchy said:

Guten Tag ^^ I study languages in university (I'll be doing German next year on the side :D) and because one is French, I can go to Switzerland for my year abroad. Do you know if the French spoken there is very different to French in France? And if I was in a Francophone area, would I be likely to pick up much German? Or even some Italian? :) [Picking up more German is the main attraction. :P] Danke!

Hallo :)

No, the French in France and the French in Switzerland are the same but the accents aren’t the same. So you’ll hear that they’re not French but you don’t have to learn new words or something like that :)

Maybe you will pick up some German when you see (Swiss) German-speaking people who visit the cities in Romandy but most of the time you’ll hear French.

I don’t know if you’ll hear Italian but I don’t think that you’ll hear it very often.

Where in Switzerland would you like to stay? I love the French part of Switzerland so much!