I’ve been meaning to make this post for a while, and I got an anon the other day asking about particles and a request from someone to make this post, so here it is! A list of basic particles and their usage! I hope this can help anyone struggling with particles and how to use them, but if I have made any mistakes please let me know ^^ (also please don’t remove my caption!)

Antonyms in German

 It’s always better to learn words in pairs, so here are a few antonym pairs in German (:

·       arm - reich (poor - rich)

·       dunkel - hell (dark - light)

·       frei - beschäftigt (free - busy)

·       früh - spät (early - late)

·       groß - klein (big - small)

·       gut - schlecht (good - bad)

·       immer - nie (always - never)

·       interessant - langweilig (interesting - boring)

·       jung - alt (young - old)

·       klug - dumm (clever - stupid)

·       lang - kurz (long - short)

·       langsam - schnell (slow - fast)

·       lebendig - tot (alive - dead)

·       leer - voll (empty - full)

·       leicht - schwer (easy - difficult)

·       neu - alt (new - old)

·       normal - seltsam/merkwürdig (normal - weird)

·       oft - selten (often - seldom)

·       rechts - links (right - left)

·       ruhig - nervös (calm - nervous)

·       schmutzig - sauber (dirty - clean)

·       schön - hässlich (beautiful - ugly)

·       sicher - gefährlich (safe - dangerous)

·       schwer - leicht (heavy - light)

·       teuer - billig (expensive - cheap)

·       verschieden - ähnlich (different - similar)

·       warm - kalt (warm - cold)

·       weich - hart (soft - hard)

·       weniger - mehr (less - more)

If you find any mistakes, please let me know!

just what you need

Originally posted by aestheticvbts

summary: “People here, they’re dangerous you do best not to mix.” he explains, watching in interest at your reaction to his words. “Are you one of those people?” you ask. Bingo. He almost smirks he’d seen this scenario countless times, small naïve girls wanting nothing more than to play with fire, to get burnt. He leans forward within his chair, the proximity closing between the two of you as he pulls his lighter from his pocket. “I’m the worst kind.”

suggestive language. word count: 1,839

His lips caress the mic almost like a lover, whispered words of lust and promise as his melody sweeps through the dimly lit bar. With closed eyes his fingers strum over the guitar strings almost effortlessly, his eyes roam the crowd leaving him smug as he takes in their reactions. A quirk of his lips and suddenly he’s slamming down on the strings, the noise explosive as his body pushes up against the cold wood of his guitar. His voice is like velvet, sliding it’s way upon your skin and pulling you to the edge of your seat.

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German Verbs

A list of useful verbs because my knowledge of verbs in German is very limited

sein - to be
haben - to have
gehen - to go
laufen - to walk
rennen - to run
fahren - to drive
reisen - to travel
schwimmen - to swim
stehen - to stand
sitzen - to sit
machen - to make/do
erschaffen - to create
kochen - to cook
essen - to eat
trinken - to drink
sprechen - to speak
sagen - to say
fragen - to ask
hören - to hear
zuhören - to listen
mögen - to like
wissen - to know (a concept)
kennen - to know (a person)
denken - to think
glauben - to believe
wollen - to want
können - to be able to
brauchen - to need
lernen - to learn
schreiben - to write
lesen - to read
lernen - to study
verstehen - to understand
vergessen - to forget
erinnern - to remember
üben - to practice
sehen - to see
beobachten - to watch
tragen - to wear
aufwachen - to wake up
schlafen - to sleep
arbeiten - to work
kaufen - to buy
spielen - to play
benutzen - to use
bringen - to bring
kommen - to come
zurückkommen - to return (come back)
geben - to give
bekommen - to receive
nehmen - to take
schauen - to look
finden - to find
treffen - to meet
anfangen - to start
beenden - to finish
versuchen - to try
entscheiden - to decide
geboren werden - to be born
sterben - to die
leben - to live (a life)
wohnen - to live (in an area)
helfen - to help
schicken - to send
verändern - to change (alter)


If there are any mistakes or better translations please let me know!

Edit: I fixed a few mistakes

Telling the Time in Dutch and German

Originally posted by howbehindwow

de tijd - die Zeit - time

het uur - die Stunde - hour
de minuut - die Minute - minute
de seconde - die Sekunde - second

de klok - die Uhr - clock

uur - Uhr - o’clock
het kwart
- das Viertel - quarter
half - halb - half
over - nach - past
voor - vor - to

Hoe laat is het? - Wie spät ist es? - What’s the time?

Het is - Es ist … - It’s …

tien uur - zehn Uhr - ten o’clock (10:00)
vijf (minuten) over tien - fünf (Minuten) nach zehn - 10:05
kwart over tien - Viertel nach zehn - 10:15
tien (minuten) voor half elf - zehn (Minuten) vor halb elf - 10:20
half elf - halb elf - 10:30
vijf (minuten) over half elf - fünf (Minuten) nach halb elf - 10:35
kwart voor elf - Viertel vor elf - 10:45
vijf (minuten) voor elf - fünf (Minuten) vor elf - 10:55
precies elf uur - genau elf Uhr - eleven o’clock sharp (11:00)

a.m. / p.m.

In both Dutch and German the 24-hour clock (i.e. 4pm → 16:00) is used,
(veertien uur achtendertig - vierzehn Uhr achtunddreißig - 14:38)

but especially in spoken language the 12-hour clock is more common. If context alone is not enough, the following words are used to distinguish between a.m. and p.m.:

uur ‘s morgens / ochtends - Uhr morgens - a.m. (morning to noon)
uur ‘s middags - Uhr nachmittags - p.m. (afternoon)
uur ‘s avonds - Uhr abends - p.m. (evening)
uur ’s nachts - Uhr nachts - p.m. / a.m. (night)

Hoe laat? - Um wie viel Uhr? - At what time?

om - um - at

De film begint om half acht.
Der Film beginnt um halb acht.
The movie is starting at half past seven.

Hoe lang? - Wie lange? - How long?

Het duurt drie uur*.
Es dauert drei Stunden.
It takes three hours.

van … tot - von … bis - from … until

De winkel is open van zeven tot twaalf uur.
Das Geschäft hat von sieben bis zwölf Uhr geöffnet.
The shop is open from seven until twelve o’clock.

* unlike in German and English uur stays in this case in the singular form

If you spot any typos or mistakes please let me know :)

Sneak Pt. 2 [M]

Summary: Power and seduction are a lethal mix, especially when you work at one of the world’s most powerful corporations. But be careful, because someone is always watching. 

Pairing: Namjoon x Reader

Genre: ceo!namjoon, dom/sub themes, smut, angst

Word Count: 7,253

A/N: this is unedited. I can’t look at it any longer as this took me 2 weeks to write. If there any mistakes, please let me know haha

Originally posted by jackjacky5

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You run your fingertips along the tender parts of your neck. A knot had formed under your skin weeks ago. You really needed to get that checked out, but you also really needed to meet your deadline. At this point your work was more important than your health. There was a lot riding on this project, a possible entire rebranding of one of the most powerful companies in the world. And you were the one responsible.

There were times when you were in the middle of a long stretch of work when the night on his desk would flash through your mind. You would think about the wood pressed against your back in the middle of analyzing sales figures for the past 10 years. You could feel his breath on your throat in the middle of sending one of board members a strongly worded e-mail.

You hated how every touch was imprinted in the back of your brain. The asshole in Armani was in your head every time you closed your eyes. Your body started to tingle every time you passed by his office, knowing that maple desk was on the other side of it’s walls.

You hated it.

You hadn’t seen him since that night. He was conveniently shipped out overseas to check on some of the international branches of the corporation he inherited. You were glad, for the most part. It gave you time to detach yourself from that night and bury yourself in your work. Hoping that by the time he came back to the office you wouldn’t want to shove him against a wall and repeat the night on the desk.

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No, I definitely can’t, but… 

*criescriescriescries *

Aaaah geez! I really hate it! 

To have a such a weakness for animals and children. 
Even though I call myself a demon.
My nose is getting clogged 

These definitely aren’t tears ok?
Don’t misunderstand! 

 This is just…just water coming out of my eyes.
It’s definitely just the rain, the rain!
This big rain… 

Inside this big rain….
This kitty was thrown away, all by itself.


It’s too sad!
No matter how much of a little demon I am, I can’t leave it alone! 

This kitty is definitely my companion, a cat from hell to be my familiar…. If I say that, it’s ok to take it home, right? 

Hey, you…want to come home with me?
My luck is pretty bad, so it might not be such a good idea.
But, if it’s fine with you… I think I have some dried fish around. But, if you ate it, would you be able to move?
Anyway, I’m not taking you with me because you I feel bad for you, just as a demon, I’m going to raise you up as my familiar, ok? 

What’s the difference?? 만큼 and -느니만큼

Back with another grammar post! 만큼 and -느니만큼 look similar, but there’s a small (and important!) difference in their meaning.


The 만큼 grammar can be used with descriptive verbs; action verbs in the past, present, and future; and nouns. It indicates that what follows 만큼 is similar or equal to what comes before it, or that the two things are of a similar degree. Let’s look at some examples:

  • DESCRIPTIVE VERB: -(으)ㄴ 만큼 — 학생이 똑똑한 만큼 성적이 잘 나와요. (Students get better grades depending on how smart they are [Students get grades equivalent to how smart they are].)
  • PAST: -(으)ㄴ 만큼 — 경훈 씨는 제가 공부한 만큼 공부를 열심히 했어요. (Kyeonghoon studied just as hard as I studied.
  • PRESENT: -는 만큼 — 뷔페에 갈 때 돈을 내는 만큼 많이 먹어야 돼요. (When you go to a buffet, you should eat as much as you pay for [to the extent that you paid for it, you should eat that much].)
  • FUTURE: -(으)ㄹ 만큼 — 아이들이 다 충분히 먹을 수 있을 만큼 음식을 많이 준비해 주세요. (Please prepare a lot of food so that the children will be able to eat enough.)
  • NOUN: 만큼 — 동생의 키는 오빠의 키만큼 커요. (My younger brother is as tall as my older brother [My younger brother’s height is as big as my older brother’s height].)
    • Please note that with nouns, 만큼 attaches to the noun! When used with descriptive and action verbs, there is an obligatory space.

만큼’s meaning is similar to that of 정도, which expresses the degree of something!


-느니만큼 is similar to 만큼 in that it expresses the degree of something, but it also expresses a reason for something, similar to -니까. It can be used with action verbs, descriptive verbs, and nouns, in the past and present tenses. It can sometimes be switched with 만큼 as described above, but you lose a bit of that “because” meaning.

  • AV PAST: -았/었으니만큼 — 공부를 열심히 했으니만큼 성적이 잘 나오겠어요. (Because you studied hard [and to the extent that you studied hard], you should get good grades.)
  • DV PAST: -았/었으니만큼 — 배가 고팠으니만큼 많이 먹었어요. (Because I was hungry [and to the extent that I was hungry] I ate a lot.)
  • AV PRESENT- -느니만큼 — 열심히 일하느니만큼 피곤해요. (Because I am working hard [and to the extent that I am working hard] I am tired.)
  • DV PRESENT- -(으)니만큼 — 공기가 좋지 않으니만큼 마스크를 꼭 챙기세요. (Because the air is not good [and to the extent that it is not good], please wear a mask.)
  • NOUN PAST: -였/이었으니만큼 — 가장 간절히 원하던 꿈이었으니만큼 그 꿈을 이루기 위해서 다했어요. (Because it was my most fervently desired dream [and to the extent that it was my most fervently desired dream] I did my best to achieve it.)
  • NOUN PRESENT: -(이)니만큼 — 중요한 발표니만큼 준비를 철저하게 해야 돼요. (Because it is an important presentation [and to the extent that it is an important presentation] I must prepare thoroughly].)

Feel free to ask if you have any questions or, if you see any mistakes, please let me know so I can fix them!

Happy studying~

basic mandarin #3

词汇 Vocabulary

们 men a plural marker for pronouns, and some nouns

我们 wǒmen we, us

咱们 zánmen we, us (includes both the speaker and the people spoken to)

你们 nǐmen you (plural_

他们 tāmen they

她们 tāmen they (for females)

人 rén person, people

人们 rénmen people

妈妈 māma mother, mom

爸爸 bàba father, dad

今天 jīntiān today

昨天 zuótiān yesterday

明天 míngtiān tomorrow

没 méi not, have not; negative prefix for verbs

有 yǒu to have

吃 chī to eat

喝 hē to drink

看 kàn to see, to read, to watch

听 tīng to listen, to hear

写 xiě to write

说话 shuōhuà to speak, to say, to talk

再见 zàijiàn goodbye

谢谢 xièxie thank you

要 yào will, going to (future auxiliary); to want

喜欢 xǐhuān to like

的 de possessive particle

和 hé and (only used with nouns)

了 le completed action marker

个 gè measure word for people or general objects

岁 suì classifier for years (of age)

本 běn measure word for books

杯 bēi measure word for glasses, cups

只 zhī measure word for birds and certain animals

狗 gǒu dog

猫 māo cat

电影 diànyǐng movie

电视 diànshì TV

水 shuǐ water

茶 chá tea

咖啡 kāfēi coffee

水果 shuǐguǒ fruit

苹果 píngguǒ apple

米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice

包子 bāozi steamed bun

饺子 jiǎozi dumpling

杯子 bēizi cup, glass

书 shū book

课本 kèběn textbook

零 líng zero

一 yī one

二 èr two

两 liǎng two***

三 sān three

四 sì four

五 wǔ five

六 liù six

七 qī seven

八 bā eight

九 jiǔ nine

十 shí ten

to get 10-19, you just take 十 and add 1-9 after it to make it. so 11 is 十一, 12 is 十二, 13 is 十三, etc.

二十 èrshí twenty

语法 Grammar

Measure Words

Unlike in English, Mandarin requires the use of measure words to count or identify nouns. There are a bunch of different measure words that help categorize the kind of object that is being spoken about. In this lesson, however, we will only cover five of them: 个,岁,本,杯,and 只. Measure words are used with numbers, but they can also be used with 这 zhè this and 那 nà that

个:this measure word is usually used to refer to people, but it can also be used to classify general objects. 

一个人 a person,那个杯子 that cup

岁:this classifies years of age. you do not use 是 with this at all

他十岁 he is ten (years old),我十九岁 I am nineteen

本:this serves as a classifier of books, among a couple other things, but we’ll just focus on books for now

一本书 one book,两本课本 two textbooks***

  • ***so above in the vocab section you might have noticed there’s two words for the number two. here’s the difference:
  • 二:used generally with numbers, such as when counting to ten, giving a phone number, or when using ordinal numbers (e.g., first, second, third)
  • 两:used with measure words

杯:classifier for glasses and cups (i.e., containers of liquids as my dictionary calls them)

三杯茶 three cups of tea,六杯水 six glasses of water

只:classifier for most small animals

三只猫 three cats,一只狗 one dog

的: The Possessive Marker

Creating possessives is simple. All you need to do is add 的 after the noun


This is your book


Who is she?


She is my mother


His dog

Basic Tenses

We know that Mandarin uses a subject-verb-object sentence structure, but all you can do right now is make sentences in the present tense***.


I drink tea.


She watches the movie.

***Mandarin actually does not have tenses at all. What it has instead is called aspect. Rather than focusing on when an action was done, aspect focuses on whether the action was completed or not. Aspect can appear in the past, present, or future.

completed actions

One of the ways to express that an action is complete is by using 了. 了 has many many many other uses but you don’t need to worry about those yet. Here is the structure:

  • Subject+verb+了+object


I ate dumplings


I read a book


I drank a glass of water

future actions

To express future actions, you can use 要.

  • Subject+time+要+verb
  • Time+subject+要+verb


I will eat dumplings today


She will watch a movie tomorrow

okay, that’s it for this post! if there’s any mistakes i missed, please let me know! i plan to get into more detail about time words in the next lesson, so there’s that to look forward to. thanks so much!!!


“Are you done?”

“Just a moment”

“You said that at least five moments ago.”

Bilbo squinted and hissed when Ori gave another little tap to the chisel he hovered in front of the hobbit’s chest. Bilbo couldn’t believed it. Only a handful of months before he wouldn’t have even thought about being shirtless amongst other people. But there he was, sitting on the hay of Beorn’s house, waiting for their ponies, shirtless in front of Ori and his inked chisel, receiving the first tattoo of his life.

“Don’t worry master Boggins, you’ll like it.” said Kili nodding to his brother. Of course the two rascals were present and part of the whole incident, they were the ones that convinced Bilbo to do that unbelievably inconsiderate madness and the ones that, with Ori’s help, decided what to tattoo on his skin. What would have everyone said  once back at home with longer hair, skinnier belly and a tattoo on his chest? Lobelia would have probably chased him away with a broom.

(The rest of the story is under the “keep reading”. WARNINGS: angst…a lot.

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