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Muslim Character Questions Round-Up!

Here is a helpful list of all of our posts about Muslim characters (up to date as of April 14, 2015). 

anonymous asked:

So I'm getting near the end of the duolingo tree and come across the sentence "Wie krijgt er jouw stem?". My question is, how come the "er" is there?. Do I need to put it in everytime? Thank you!

Hi,

Thanks for sending me an ask :)

I really had to read into the use of “er”, because I can’t remember I’ve ever learned any rules for it. It’s somehow very obvious for a native Dutch speaker to know how to use it. The rules I’ve found online were extremely vague and unclear, but I’m going to try my very best to explain it properly ;)

First of all, there’re four ways in which you use “er”:

- locatief
- presentatief
- prepositioneel
- kwantitatief

So I’ll start by explaining locatief.
Locatief means you use “er” to refer to a location or place in a certain situation or context. In this case you can often replace “er” by “daar” (there) or “hier” (here). However, “er” is more neutral and less specific than “daar” or “hier”.

Examples:

1. Hoe lang woont hij al in Londen? Hij woont er nu al dertig jaar.

Translation: How long has he lived in London? He has lived there for thirty years now.

🔹In this case “er” refers to London.

2. Kan ik de manager spreken? Nee, zij is er niet.

Translation: Can I speak to the manager? No, she isn’t here.

🔹In this sentence “er” refers to the location where the manager normally is.

Next I’ll explain presentatief.
Presentatief means you use “er” when the subject is non-specific or undefined. In some cases you can translate “er” with “there”.

Examples:

1. Er staat een paard in the gang.

Translation: There is a horse in the hallway/ Some horse stands in the hallway.

🔹As you can see the horse itself doesn’t really matter. What matters is the horse being in the hallway. So you use “er” less specifically (it’s just some horse).

2. Wie krijgt er jouw stem?

Translation: Who will get your vote?

3. Komen (to come) er vanavond veel mensen?

Translation: Are there going to be a lot of people tonight?

🔹If the sentence starts with an interrogative pronoun (wie, wat, waar, wanneer, hoe, waarom) and the subject is non-specific or undefined you often use “er”. You also use “er” in many other questions. It is mandatory to use it when there’s no direct object in the sentence. In sentence 2 you don’t necessarily have to use “er”, because the verb “krijgt” says something about “jouw stem” (direct object). In sentence 3 you do have to use “er”, because there’s no direct object (the verb “komen” doesn’t say anything about a certain part of the sentence).

4. Er ligt daar iemand te slapen.

Translation: There’s someone sleeping over there.

🔹This one is very similar to example 1. It doesn’t matter who this someone is. What does matter is that he’s sleeping over there.

5. Er wordt beweerd dat koeien hun eigen melk drinken.

Translation: It is said that cows drink their own milk.

🔹In passive voice constructions, like this sentence, you can either use “er” or “het”(it).

Prepositioneel means you can combine “er” with a preposition. Common prepositions combined with “er” are: erin, ervoor, erachter, ernaar, erom, ervan, erop, etc.

Examples:

1. Toen de kat het aanrecht zag, sprong hij erop.

Translation: The moment the cat saw the kitchen counter, he jumped on it.

🔹"Er" is used to refer to the kitchen counter and the meaning of “op” is on.

2. Ik had zin in het feest, maar ik kan er helaas niet bij zijn.

Translation: I was looking forward to the party, but unfortunately I can’t come.

🔹"Er" refers to the party and “bij” means to be at (in this specific phrase).

Kwantitatief refers to the use of “er” in sentences that indicate a certain amount/number of things/people.

Example:

1. Hoeveel kinderen hebben zij? Ze hebben er vijf.

Translation: How many children do they have? They have five.

🔹"Er" refers to the children.

2. Hoeveel cactussen heb jij? Ik heb er geen.

Translation: How many cactuses do you have? I have none.

🔹"Er" refers to the cactuses.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask them :)

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Muslim Pakistani London-er

Other people’s POC profiles have helped me a lot with my understanding and character development so I thought I would contribute as much as possible. I am a 21 year old Pakistani girl born and brought up in London. My grandparents moved to the UK soon after getting married and my family has been here ever since, the culture dissolving with every new generation. Throughout my teenage years I was very detached to my identity and it was only three years ago - when I discovered Tumblr - that I became aware of my internalised racism and understood my prejudice through the whole social justice posts.

Beauty Standards

My mum is a very very fair Pakistani and during her teenage years, she could have easily passed as a white girl. To the dismay to the rest of her extended family, she married quite a dark-skinned man and ended up with brown kids. I’m pretty sure I first wore fair and lovely bleaching cream at around age 10, being sick to death of all the “kaali” (black) comments made. Looking back it absolutely disgusts me but at the time, I was too young to realise how appalling it was. It took a long time to embrace my skin and to wear foundation that actually matched my skin tone rather than about four shades lighter in a rubbish attempt to be white-er because that equalled pretty. Now I make sure to call out anyone when they insult my skin (“how will she ever get married, poor girl?”) because quite frankly, I look my brown-ness. There’s also the standard of being tall and thin but honestly, none of them affected me like my skin did.

Culture, Religion and Language

Like all other immigrants, when my grandparents came to the UK, they held on as tightly as possible to their culture to prevent losing it. Ultimately they were holding on so tight they didn’t realise how much of it was completely against their religion and now we are stuck with a lot of customs (especially at weddings) that are against Islamic teachings and are rather copies of Hindu rituals. Slowly my immediate family is becoming more religious rather than cultural which is very important to me but at the same time, we’re losing the Pakistani parts too. My mum wears Salwaar Kameez all the time but at home I wear pyjamas and outside I wear skirts and stuff. We eat roti (chapatti) and salan (curries) but we also eat a vast range of other foods from different cultures. It’s changed a lot now, in fact my mum didn’t taste a pizza until she was in high school! I don’t speak my language (apart from a few choppy words with poor pronunciation)  and I can barely communicate with my grandparents. When I was younger I thought I was a lot cooler than some of my cousins as both my parents were born in the UK and theres weren’t but now I can see that I was using White-ness as a standard I was trying to gain. 

Identity

I’ll never be white enough for British people and never brown enough for Pakistani’s. 

Despite the fact that London is massively diverse with all sorts of racial backgrounds, I somehow managed to end up in a class in university of twenty white people and myself. There isn’t anything wrong with this of course, it just makes me feel a little alone sometimes. Not only am I the brown girl, I’m also the Muslim girl with the thing on her head. ‘Can I touch that? How do you do your scarf? How long is your hair? Do you even have hair?’ and my personal favourite ‘Do you wear that thing in the shower?‘ 

It’s very hard being a token to other people. Especially with all this crap going on in the world where the idiot killing people is Muslim, I seem to have a lot of people ask me questions as though I’m the Muslim encyclopaedia. It means I have to learn my religion inside out which, although isn’t a bad thing, makes me hyper-aware of everything I do. If I be rude to someone or lie a lot or whatever, it will be the thing they constantly judge all Muslims or all South Asian people for. That really sucks. We don’t have much individuality.

What I’d like to see more of: Accurate Depictions of London POC

One thing I really hate in stories set in London, is the abundance of white characters and maybe some random-ass 2D black character in the background. Apart from my university class - which is just a weird accident - I have definitely met more PoC than white people! Obviously some areas are more white than others but there will always be a range of different races. Where I live there are loads of Jamaicans, Indians, Somali and Polish people. Some areas will have two main races, for example Hendon in North London is practically Afghan on one side and Orthodox Jew on the other. So writers with all white characters in London are deluding themselves. Our national food is curry for Gods sake!

Our slang also relies a lot on other cultures and dialects. For example there are a lot of words from BE (I see you call it AAVE on here but I’m assuming that’s American?) because they become ‘cool’ from music and media as well as other words in different languages. All my non-Muslim friends say wallah bro? after everything, meaning ‘I swear to God’ in Arabic and a lot of them say salam when they see me, shortened from the Arabic phrase as-salamu alaykum meaning ‘may peace be upon you’ which is the Muslim greeting. I’m sure there are others but I’ve probably written too much already. Sorry if this is too long and I hope someone can find it helpful! :3

Read more POC Profiles here.

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why -:. do i kneel to these concepts? -:. tempted by control, -:. controlled by temptation. -:. “stay low,” they say. -:. “stay low.”

Ed Sheeran kommt auf Stadion-Tour nach Deutschland

Ein Traum von Ed Sheeran (26, “Shape of You”) wird wahr: Wie der Konzertveranstalter FKP Scorpio am Mittwoch mitteilte, kommt der britische Singer/Songwriter für vier Monster-Auftritte im Sommer 2018 nach Deutschland. In Berlin (19. Juli) und München (29. Juli) wird er in den jeweiligen Olympiastadien auftreten, am 22. Juli spielt er ein Konzert auf dem Open-Air-Gelände des Flughafens Essen/Mühlheim und am 25. Juli können ihn seine Fans auf der Traprennbahn Bahrenfeld in Hamburg bewundern.

Bereits im März sprach Sheeran im Interview mit der Nachrichtenagentur spot on news über eine Open-Air-Tour. Auf die Frage, welchen Rekord er eines Tages erreichen möchte, antwortete der Brite: “Ich würde es lieben, mal in deutschen Stadien zu spielen.” Insgesamt umfasst seine Tournee 25 Stationen in ganz Europa. Unter anderem wird er zweimal im legendären Londoner Wembley-Stadion auftreten.

Karten für die deutschen Konzerte von Ed Sheeran sind ab 65 Euro (zzgl. Gebühren) ab Samstag, den 8. Juli 2017, um 11 Uhr online beim Ticketanbieter Eventim erhältlich. Besonderheit: Die Tickets werden personalisiert verkauft, d.h. der Name des Käufers wird auf die Karte gedruckt und beim Einlass mit einem Ausweisdokument verglichen. So will man dem ausufernden Schwarzmarkt entgegentreten.

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EDDIE REDMAYNE : .

THE INSPIRATION THAT COMES FROM THE GREAT MASTERS OF ART.

‘Inspired’ is one of the words that more pronunciation during the conversation. Has extremely nice and poses no da divo, Eddie Redmayne. Indeed, seems amazed that they all care for him. The reason is easy to explain. Until a month ago we thought that his talent had spread in the interpretation of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, the theory of everything. The Oscar for best actor has confirmed the ability he had divined by looking in the transposition of Ken Follett’s novel the Pillars of the Earth. The criticism, he had applauded as the revolutionary Marius Pontmercy de Les Misérables. But with The Danish Girl, directed by another Oscar winner, Tom Hooper and premiered in competition at the last Venice Film Festival, many have thought of Oscar should immediately give him another. For that special gift that has to become more yourself, better if someone actually existed. In this case the painter Einar Wegener, Gerda’s husband, also an artist, whose marriage is overwhelmed by the choice of Einar to become the first transsexual in the world, Lili Elbe, at the beginning of the last century. Former student of Eton College finished in Cambridge for love of art history (but he also hung out at the fashion world, with two campaigns for Burberry), talk about art and style with Redmayne is easy. We do while we wait for the release of the film in the United States, on 27 November; then it’s the turn of the rest of the world. In Italy the date to sign it on 4 February.  

By Cristiana Allevi:

C.A.: PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATIONS ARE BECOMING A HALLMARK OF YOUR CAREER. …

E.r.: The people  physicality has always interested me, because it’s a huge part of who we are. The use of the hands, in particular, has always fascinated me, and the way each of us takes some posture.


C.A. LET’S TALK ABOUT the NEW ROLE IN THE DANISH GIRL. PLAY lILI WAS MORE  LIKELY TO STEP INTO THE SHOES OF ASTROPHYSICIST STEPHEN HAWKING?

E.R.  Play Stephen Hawking would have intimidated any actor. His story was one of the most encouraging and inspiring I’ve ever met. Had a rockstar character, but to play it I had to learn to move only certain muscle groups, immobilizing the rest of the body: a long and difficult process 

C.A  HOW DO YOU  PREPARED  INNER CHANGE, AS WELL AS, FOR THE DANISH GIRL.

E.R. I studied biographies of trans, as Jan Morris’s Conundrum, and David Ebershoff’s book from which the film is based on, The danish Girl. I also personally met many trans, I was ignorant about when I started shooting the film. I didn’t know that gender and sexuality are not related, I didn’t know the difference, the concept of fluidity. The people I’ve met have changed me, and I’m glad.

C:A: DO YOU HAVE NO SHAME TO PULL OUT HIS INNER WOMAN?

E.R. it was very interesting to look around, as Lili. I of course am not a transgender, but a cisgender (gender where there is a correlation between the gender of the individual and the behavior or role considered appropriate for one’s sex iol). But the first time I showed up on the set I heard Lili dress looks. I was more than secure environment, but I read subtle nuances of what it must mean being watched and judged as people do not conform to their sex. 

C.a.  YOU STATED THAT THE ASSISTENCE OF ALEX REYNOLD, the MOVEMENT DIRECTOR, IT WAS VERY VERY IMPORTANT.

E.R. Alex worked with me also to the theory of everything, he helped liberate parts of me. The movement is not only a fact outside: it was necessary that I could achieve a space as possible, inside me to contact the story of Lili. The difficulty of the film was to discover the true myself of my character, not build him a new identity.

C.A. IN THE FILM RUN SECRETLY BY your WIFE TO GO TO THE GREAT ATELIER AND WEAR WOMEN’S DRESSES. IN NORMAL LIFE HOW DO YOU LIKE  TO DRESS? WHAT COLORS YOU WEARS MORE?

ER i’M color blind, sometimes I dress too flashy colors, only later I understand they are very showy. But for most of the time I rely to blue, because I see it well (laughs) 

C.A. I HEARD  SAY THAT YOU ARE  LIVING OUT OF A SUITCASE: CAN’T MISS, IN HER BAG?

ER.  In my case there’s usually a lot of work! Screenplays, books, watercolors to make terrible paintings (laughs), what else? My car fotografica.

C.A. NOTHING DRESS?

E.R. DRESS ? Not so much … when I’m on the road for work, interview, Red Carpet, give them to me. When I got it, I put in my suitcase only t-shirts and jakets.

C.A. WHAT DO SAY YOU  PERSON HAS STYLE?

E.R. The fact that we feel caught without that person to make any effort to get my attention. When things are built does not attract me. I would say that for me the elegance is a State of effortless.

C.a. YOU  STUDIED ART HiSTORY IN CAMBRIDGE: THIS AFFECTS THE WAY YOU PRESENTE YOURSELF TO THE PUBLIC ?

Er  When I have to play  historical characters I spent several afternoons a Nationall Portrait Gallery in London, covers several periods. Although those walls there hung a painting without my character, find someone with the same historical moment that I need and I understand how it was played by an artist of the era. I find it interesting phenomenon.

C.A. DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU WAS INSPIRED FROM  A PAINTING IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY ?

ER  When I worked on two Elizabethan movies, one was Elizabeth-The golden age, the other tv series with Helen Mirren who played Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth i. I I played the Earl of Southampton. There is a painting which he had commissioned himself, explaining how that man loved the rich better than a thousand words. He had long hair, wore rings of various styles, was surrounded by carpets and precious objects. 

C.A. YOU WENT TO ETON COLLEGE  WITH PRINCE WILLIAM TOO. THAT PLACE HAS BEEN MARKED?

ER  Eton College  is a fabulous place ( I confirm). The oddity is that every day you have to wear a uniform, tailcoat with a collar (a particular type of frac, ED), this is a very uncomfortable. But when you’re there and everyone wears the same thing doesn’t it seem more unbearable. The real reason I went in  that  school are the great teacher who offers, just mention Simon Dormandy, a really sensational theater teacher . I was treated like a professional act. from day one; After meeting him I haven’t attended an acting school: he taught me all that I know.

C.A, THERE’S AN EXACT  MOMENT WHEN YOU REALIZED THAT YOU  WANTED TO BE  AN ACTOR AS PROFESSION?

Er   I always liked  recite since I was a child, 12 years. But I never believed it would be possible to do it professionally, they  had always said me that there are few actors who found a job, and it’s true: Statistics say that it is one of the professions that everyone wants to do. I mean, I never allowed myself to believe it can. But if I remember correctly before to go  in College, things have changed: I started to feel some excitement at the idea of trying seriously. 

C.a. ARE THERE  COLLEAGUES WHO ADMIRES?

Er . Of my generation? I like Ben Whishaw, Andrew Garfield, and I find that Benedict Cumberbatch is awesome. Then there’s my friend, Tom Sturridge. Want to know who I like among women?.

C.A.PLEASE

.E.R  I worked with Kristen Stewart and Sandra G Moretz, I was heavily inspired by their passion and freedom.

C.A. THERE ARE MORE HOLLYWOOD STARS LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE, CATE BLANCHETT, JULIANNE MOORE, THEIR  HAVE WONDERFUL WORDS ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON?

ER I have nothing more to say except that I have had the privilege to work with and meet  so close and from  point of view of people I was lucky since the beginning, and it’s important. When working on a film make a kind of circus life,  your colleagues besomes your family.

C.A. STILL LIVES NEAR BANKS OF THE THAMES, WHEN YOU AREN’T WORKING?

  Er.  RIGHT.

C.a.WHICH ARE THE PLACES YOU MORE LOVE OF YOUR TOWN?

Er . In London I walk a lot, I like the South Shore (South Bank) down at the Design Museum. There’s a market, Borough Market, which sells delicious food. I also like the city center, this urban area full of offices: I love walking down those streets so old over the weekend, when they are empty by persons.

C.A. WHAT OTHER PLACES INSPIRE YOU?

Er. New York and the Neue Galerie, the Upper East Side. I have a weakness for abstract art in Germany, the Gallery is really my Kingdom. Spend a lot of time in Venice at the Guggenheim, and where else? When I travel I visit many exhibitions.

C.A. WHO WAS THE LAST?

E.R. Egon Schiele, in New York. It was a rather complicated man, these incredible sketches faceceva, created many dimensions with an economy of lines. Then at the Museum of modern art in San Francisco saw an exhibition on modernism really special, I can’t remember the title. 

C.a. YOU SAID THAT LOS ANGELES IS THE  OPPOSITE OF LONDON: WHAT MEAN ?

E.R.In London you have just  to get to a subway for discovering new places, to miss while you’re looking for something. And in New york it’s the same thing. In Los Angeles instead before you have driving, then you have to know where to go! I felt overwhelmed when I went there the first time. 10 years ago: I didn’t understand the city. Now I have a certain feeling, I enjoy the place as really special. there is all , you can be at the beach and two hours after skiing, or in the desert. There are practically all.

C.A.  YOU SAID ALSO  YOU FOUND MANY FRIENDS, WHICH STATE IN A FEW … …

E.r. For me and others is the city of work, but often the British actors who go there for the first time,  create a  group why they feel lost. Again, it’s a family matter, alive with colleagues for a month or two, it’s only natural to  help together . And in some cases it happens that  become friends. 

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