Wohoo… win a book!!

Hallo ihr alle,

ich hoffe euch geht es super. I was just taking a took a look at the comment stats when I saw that we’re awfully close to… drumroll

15.000

Fifteen friggin’ thousand.
Woooooooow!! Just wow. 
It’s always really great to read from you. For one thing it’s super motivating and it’s also interesting because you often come up with stuff that I haven’t thought of…like proper spelling :).
Nah, kidding I mean the additional thoughts that help us flesh out ideas even more. (I do apraicite the spelling correction too, they make the articles better so keep ’em coming :)

Seriously, all your great comments are a substantial part of this blog and have kept me going for all this time so now that we’re about to hit 15.ooo… let’s celebrate. I will do that by having … a beer, and you guys can do that by

winning a book!!!

 I’ll put out 3 German learning novels. These are (crime) stories written specifically for learners, with vocab and grammar exercises and an audio CD. It’s a really cool learning tool in my opinion and they are available for different levels from A1 to B2, so that’s great. And if you’re already C1 we can also make it a n”ormal” book… like “Hypnobirthing. Der natürliche Weg zu einer sicheren, sanften und …”… gee, that title is way too long.
So… here’s how you can win:

***

Leave a comment telling the person who commented before you why they are awesome and will totally become fluent in German.  Here’s an example

“Dear EinhornMasterGod1980… you’ll became fluent because your name is longer than most German compounds

Hint: you can also use what you tell yourself everyday… just change the name ;).
Really, it doesn’t need to make any sense, as long as it’s motivational.

Comment number 15.000 will get a book. And because not everybody reads the post at the same time, also 14.985 and 15.35 will get one.

— *** —

I’m gonna leave a first comment with a fake name now, so the c… oh wait, I didn’t actually want to say that.
Seriously though… you’re all so great. Thanks for all the comments, please keep it up and let’s go for 20.000 next :)
Schöne Woche euch!!

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Cameroni
Cameroni
5 years ago

Hey, this isn’t a participation in the contest (I would feel awful if I won since I just joined) but thank you to those members who do pay a little extra to sponsor people like me, who cannot pay to get a subscription (underage student here). Thank you too to Emanuel for providing me with this account :D

GG
GG
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Just for my own curiosity, what is the books title? I would really enjoy having a Material like that to work with :)

Cameroni
Cameroni
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

So, I’m going to be hypocritical and say yes, I would like the book. I did not actually expect to win, but since every resource is valuable to me (I cannot really get many) I would like the book. Do I e-mail you privately?

Gregorigung
5 years ago

“…also 14.985 and 15.35 will get one.” Is that a typo? 15.350?

Ano Menschkind Königin
Ano Menschkind Königin
5 years ago

Ok, laß mich ehrlich sein: ich will etwas kostenlos & ich will das Buch. Trotzdem…

Liebe/R Zixxttria:
Weil ich selbst mehrsprachig bin, ich verstehe es echt scharf, wie schwer es ist Fremdsprachen zu lernen, genießen &sw… aber ich habe dieses gutes Gefühl, dass du es richtig gut schaffen wirst & bald die Werken der Philosophen würden für dich einen schönen Kinderspiel. Wer weiß, wahrscheinlich könnten wir Bücher von dir lesen? ;)

Ok, wohl zu viel ^^“ Aber viel Glück & Spaß beim Deutschlernen! Grüße,
Ne fleißige Ausländerin :)

Oh & Emanuel, ich habe schon 3mal dir Mails geschickt, um die kostenlose Version zu bekommen, aber nichts klappt. Was genau soll ich eigentlich tun; dir es persönlich durch Mail oder einfach den ‘subscribe for free’ Link klicken? Is nicht gemein, bin ernsthaft neugierig. Danke im voraus ^~^

Ziixxxitria
5 years ago

Steven, you’re surely well on your way to mastering German grammar, since you already have all the tricky English vocab down. I can picture it now, the greats: Kafka, Nietzche, Steven.

Aoin D
5 years ago

Hallo schöne Leute! So much dedication in evidence to so laudable a pursuit. Did you know that bilingualism is a great defence against Alzheimers? That’s what keeps me going…

Steven
Steven
5 years ago
Reply to  Aoin D

With all your practice you will develop an eidetic memory and even master pesky modal participles.

brightstar
brightstar
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I never, never thought German was soooooo difficult nor I ever believed that I was going to feel discouraged when learning something new.
However, a big Prost! to Germaniseasy for helping us the weary for so long.

Aoin D
5 years ago
Reply to  Steven

Mastering modal particles? Das wäre aber doch ja wohl halt eben nun noch grad schon schön!

Aoin D
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Echt? Das kann doch wohl nicht wahr sein! Eines Tages werd ich alles verstehen…

Steven
Steven
5 years ago
Reply to  Aoin D

I got mixed up sorry, yes model particles. However I’m sure memorising all the strong verb past participles is also within your reach too :).

Aoin D
5 years ago
Reply to  Steven

Right back atcha. My guess is you’ll soon be putting surly Berlin waiters in their place with subtle but deeply cutting word plays.

twain88
twain88
5 years ago

stosselgg, if you keep putting all that effort in your road to german fluency, you’re going to make Goethe jalous.

Franziska
Franziska
5 years ago
Reply to  twain88

Twain, with such an awesome and literary moniker you cannot fail to make great progress toward your inevitable fluency in German. Schiller and Hesse are the ones to be jealous of you.

stosselgg
stosselgg
5 years ago

Sehr geehrte Remington, halten Sie die Finger gekreuzt und du wirst auf jeden Fall gewinnen.

Remington
Remington
5 years ago

Wunderschon! Ich mochte ein Buch zu gewinnen

Camille
Camille
5 years ago

Dear Weedhatch55, du bist die Beste!! You are so encouraging! and you know that that translating is not the goal, but understanding is! And you also keep reading Emmanuel’s posts and comments so you are learning every day! You will become fluent!!!! :)

weedhatch55
weedhatch55
5 years ago

Dear Cristina,
you are making progress, past lurking, now learning.
Keep reading Emanuals posts and the comments, and gradually it comes to you, not just translating, but understanding.

Cristina @Linguavert
Cristina @Linguavert
5 years ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if Berlingrabers is already super fluent! Way back when all I did here was lurk, I would scroll through the comments and see his helpful suggestions and encouragement. While most thanks must go to Emanuel, who started this community, I think commenters like Berlingrabers also deserve some credit for making German Is Easy a great place for fellow learners!

(I’m commenting pretty late, so I probably won’t win a book, but I like the idea of encouraging each other and wanted to chime in!)

berlingrabers
berlingrabers
5 years ago

CarlosRoig clearly has the will to win. That’s what it takes to wrestle the German language to the ground and make it cry for mercy.

berlingrabers
5 years ago
Reply to  berlingrabers

Just replying to my own comment so as not to seem like I’m trying to cheat…

On the topic of books, I just recently finally read one of Wladimir Kaminer’s (it was Die Reise nach Trulala), and it definitely hit a sweet spot in terms of my reading abilities – there were terms and expressions I didn’t know, but overall I could read at a comfortable, normal pace (not much slower than reading in English) and just enjoy it.

I’ll probably read more of his stuff, but are there any other writers out there with maybe a similar style, sensibility, and (particularly) who write at a similar level of German?

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  berlingrabers

You will succeed at learning German, because you didn’t cheat in this contest.

CarlosRoig
CarlosRoig
5 years ago

Dear Steven Yue. I know that for an Asian, learning european languages it’s always hard, but don’t give up!! You already learnt English!!! That’s a huge step! German is only a step forward! And remember: No pain, no gain!

jiggers19
jiggers19
5 years ago
Reply to  CarlosRoig

I can only assume that Carlos is short for Carlos geht’s! Cus you might as well be german already! Totally nailing it buddy. If I knew half of what you’ve learned in the past couple of hours alone I wouldn’t look out of place flogging my second hand goods at the Flohmarkt am Mauerpark in Berlin!
Seriously though you’re an inspiration for us all so keep up the sterling work! Weiter so!

jiggers19
jiggers19
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

There’s a book number 4?!! Nothing makes sense anymore! Seriously that’s awesome though :D

CarlosRoig
CarlosRoig
5 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Two years in Germany and NOBODY never called me “Carlos geht’s”!! jiggers19 really deserve that book…hahaha

Steven Yue
Steven Yue
5 years ago

Dear Dan, Thank you for being so kind and considerate. This reflects in your aptitude to being a good at what you do or learn and I am sure your German is progressing fluently well. Viel Gluck!!

Gee Kleinig
Gee Kleinig
5 years ago

Dear Dan,
You write nice English and you have the courage to write Deutsch. Courage is the most important quality in becoming a fluent in a new language. I am sure you are nearly there.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

Dear Ruth, You’re a nice human being for giving a compliment…which probably means you’re hardworking. That’s a key to becoming fluent, so you’re already 1/2 or 3/4 of the way there. Jedoch hoffe ich das ich gewinnen werde :)

Seljan
Seljan
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Dear Dan,

You are awesome. You will very soon speak German like a native speaker. :) Best luck!

Rachel
Rachel
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Dear Dan, I hope you will win as much as I’ll win :) after all language learning is a win-win for all. With your enthusiasm, and hopefully the key as well, you will be fluent in no time!

Woden
Woden
5 years ago

Dear RuthE, you’ll became fluent because you’ve got the intellectual stamina of an android with bear claws

donwieler
5 years ago

Dear RuthE
Your comment followed quickly and was exactly behind SaeedNebo…..a certain indication you will be fluent in Deutch before you know it.

RuthE
RuthE
5 years ago

Dear SaeedNebo,
Your dedication is so awesome, you are an inspiration to us all. I am certain that one day soon your German fluency will be stellar. Viel Glück!

"Zombie"
"Zombie"
5 years ago

Dear SaeedNebo,
Your words of encouragement really motivated me to study harder. I was vacationing in Germany last month, but I bet you are much more proficient in the German language than I am. In time I hope to be as fluent as you
:)
God Bless.