Hi, I've been learning German for 4 years now and I was wondering whether you had any tips that might help with Deklination.
Hi! I’m afraid the only way to learn the German declensions is to practice, practice, and practice. Perhaps you could write declension patterns down on a paper (it’s better to make one by yourself than just print one from the internet) and tape it on your wall near your studying spot where you can see it frequently and use it as a cheat sheet when writing. Eventually you’ll need to resort to it less and less as you start remembering. You can also use different exercise books (like “Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook” and “Modern German Grammar Workbook”) and internet resources to practice. I’m sorry I can’t be more of help. Viel Erfolg!
The Fool-Beginnings, Risks
The Magician- Actions, manifestations The High Priestess- Hidden knowledge, Secrets The Empress- Resources, Abundance The Emperor- Boundaries, Order The Heirophant- Education, Lessons, Unity The Lovers- Love, decisions The Chariot- Progress, determination Strength- Managing situations, endurance The Hermit- Searching, analysis The Wheel of Fortune- Fate, Luck Justice- Decisions, Balance The Hanged Man- Waiting, sacrifice Death- Transformation, Rebirth Temperance- Negotiation, common ground The Devil-Restrictions, Indulgence The Tower-Unexpected failure, breakdowns The Star- Hope and guidance The Moon- Anxiety and deep emotions The Sun- Growth, Recovery Judgement- The past, second chances The World- Success, completion
Cups- Water Element, “I feel”- How emotions rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.
Ace- Love, Beginnings Two- Partnerships Three- Celebration Four- Boredom, longing Five- Loss, sadness Six- Peace, reconciliation Seven- confusion, possibilities Eight- Departure, leaving behind Nine- A wish coming true, contentment Ten- Happiness, family Page- Opportunities, Chances Knights- Emotional and dreamy influence Queen- Intelligent and intuitive influence King- Charismatic and Wise influence
Pentacles- Earth Element, “I have”- How possessions rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.
Ace- Money, success, beginnings Two- Decisions, balancing finances Three- Showing talents, chances Four- Stability, hiding Five- Financial loss, chasing Six- Generosity, supporting Seven- Potential with work Eight- Money coming, building success Nine- Comfort, success Ten- Inheritance, something lost Page- An offer Knight- A dependable influence Queen- A genorous influence King- A prosperous influence
Swords- Air Element, “I think”- How thoughts rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.
Hopefully More help for Beginners to D&D - I found it a minefield when I first started, so hopefully this will help other novices (and my new players)
EDIT: These are the house rules that we follow when I’m the DM for my group as I use critical fails and success for fun flavour:
In 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, rolling a natural 1 or 20 doesn’t necessarily mean a critical failure or success outside of attack rolls. (It’s not the standard.) A crit fail on an attack roll isn’t 5e standard either– penalties don’t inherently occur on a 1.
I am a HUGE fan of correspondence charts. Charts are super easy organizational tools that make my life so much easier and I love them. My main grimoire is probably about…45% filled with various charts and tables.
Love them as much as I do, it makes spell writing kind of a bitch.
I can spend more time flipping back and forth between my chart for herbs and crystals and planetary associations than I do actually writing the damn spell. To help me with this little problem, I created Intention Cheat Sheets to go in the back of my grimoire. (In reality, I had less than twenty pages to fill before I could officially say my first grimoire was “full” and I just made this up to take up space…)
The whole idea is that you take a intent, or topic, and you write down all the correspondences for that on one page. And the next time you want to write a love spell for example, you can flip to your Love Intention Cheat Sheet and bam. All your info on love all in one spot. No more flipping back and forth.
Obviously you can add anything to your cheat sheets, but since I’m a hoarder of knowledge, I keep all kinds of correspondences. Here’s some of the basic ones I have on my sheets:
- Weekday best matching the intent - Moon phase - Zodiac Signs - Colors - Herbs - Crystals, Stones and Minerals - Incense and Scents - Symbols - Also Known As (for similar intents such and Love v. Self-Love, or Prosperity v. Wealth)
If you are unsure about what a correspondence should be for an intention, take a moment to write down all the things that you personally associate with that intention. Ignore what you read in a book, or read online. Think to yourself and build your own table. Sometimes it’s hard to build correspondence with things such as herbs or crystals if you’ve never worked with them before, and that’s ok. But if you start to burn some musk scent incense and instead of making you feel romantic or lustful, it reminds you of your dad, well then you can probably scratch that scent off your cheat sheet for love and romance.
As always, witchcraft is a very personal thing. If you don’t agree with someone’s opinion on something, you don’t have to follow it! Do you and own it.
Instant grade booster: Make sure your paragraphs are equal in length! This shows that you have a strong argument for all of your points! If your intro runs for 8 lines, you want the rest of your paragraphs to be along the same length. If you have to, chop one long paragrpah into two equal-length paragraphs!
Just by scanning your essay, the teacher will understand that you have complete control over your essay and the ideas!
I want to live by myself when I move out of my parent's place but I'm really afraid of money problems? I'm afraid that the only place I can afford will be in the ghetto and it'll all be torn apart and I'll only be allowed to eat one granola bar a week. I'm really stressing out about this. I don't know anything about after school life. I don't know anything about paying bills or how to buy an apartment and it's really scaring me. is there anything you know that can help me?
I’ve actually got a super wonderful masterpost for you to check out:
Once you’ve looked over all those cool links, I have some general advice for you on how you can have some sort of support system going for you:
Reasons to move out of home
You may decide to leave home for many different reasons, including:
wishing to live independently
location difficulties – for example, the need to move closer to university
conflict with your parents
being asked to leave by your parents.
Issues to consider when moving out of home
It’s common to be a little unsure when you make a decision like leaving
home. You may choose to move, but find that you face problems you didn’t
anticipate, such as:
Unreadiness – you may find you are not quite ready to handle all the responsibilities.
Money worries – bills including rent, utilities like gas
and electricity and the cost of groceries may catch you by surprise,
especially if you are used to your parents providing for everything.
Debt may become an issue.
Flatmate problems – issues such as paying bills on time,
sharing housework equally, friends who never pay board, but stay
anyway, and lifestyle incompatibilities (such as a non-drug-user
flatting with a drug user) may result in hostilities and arguments.
Your parents may be worried
Think about how your parents may be feeling and talk with them if they
are worried about you. Most parents want their children to be happy and
independent, but they might be concerned about a lot of different
things. For example:
They may worry that you are not ready.
They may be sad because they will miss you.
They may think you shouldn’t leave home until you are married or have bought a house.
They may be concerned about the people you have chosen to live with.
Reassure your parents that you will keep in touch and visit regularly.
Try to leave on a positive note. Hopefully, they are happy about your
plans and support your decision.
Tips for a successful move
Don’t make a rash decision – consider the situation
carefully. Are you ready to live independently? Do you make enough money
to support yourself? Are you moving out for the right reasons?
Draw up a realistic budget – don’t forget to include
‘hidden’ expenses such as the property’s security deposit or bond
(usually four weeks’ rent), connection fees for utilities, and home and
Communicate – avoid misunderstandings, hostilities and
arguments by talking openly and respectfully about your concerns with
flatmates and parents. Make sure you’re open to their point of view too –
getting along is a two-way street.
Keep in touch – talk to your parents about regular home visits: for example, having Sunday night dinner together every week.
Work out acceptable behaviour – if your parents don’t
like your flatmate(s), find out why. It is usually the behaviour rather
than the person that causes offence (for example, swearing or smoking).
Out of respect for your parents, ask your flatmate(s) to be on their
best behaviour when your parents visit and do the same for them.
Ask for help – if things are becoming difficult, don’t be too proud to ask your parents for help. They have a lot of life experience.
If your family home does not provide support
Not everyone who leaves home can return home or ask their parents for
help in times of trouble. If you have been thrown out of home or left
home to escape abuse or conflict, you may be too young or unprepared to
If you are a fostered child, you will have to leave the state-care
system when you turn 18, but you may not be ready to make the sudden
transition to independence.
If you need support, help is available from a range of community and
government organisations. Assistance includes emergency accommodation
and food vouchers. If you can’t call your parents or foster parents,
call one of the associations below for information, advice and
Where to get help
Kids Helpline Tel. 1800 55 1800
Lifeline Tel. 13 11 44
Home Ground Services Tel. 1800 048 325
Relationships Australia Tel. 1300 364 277
Centrelink Crisis or Special Help Tel. 13 28 50
Tenants Union of Victoria Tel. (03) 9416 2577
Things to remember
Try to solve any problems before you leave home. Don’t leave because
of a fight or other family difficulty if you can possibly avoid it.
Draw up a realistic budget that includes ‘hidden’ expenses,
such as bond, connection fees for utilities, and home and contents
Remember that you can get help from a range of community and government organizations.
I’m back with another A Level ‘cheat sheet’ printable - this time for Statistics 1 (Edexcel - but there’ll be plenty of overlap with other boards) since I know quite a few people have this exam coming up within the next few weeks. You can find a link to a pdf of this cheat sheet here.
Small disclaimer - this doesn’t contain the Normal Distribution topic since I work through those questions slightly differently to the textbook, so if anyone wants to know my method for that, feel free to leave an ask in my inbox so I can explain it properly! :-)