Today I had a major breakthrough. After halfheartedly trying to expose myself to German for about a year, I saw a German sentence that didn’t look completely foreign. In fact, I thought I could translate it. And with a little help from google translate, I discovered I could! This is the first time that German hasn’t looked completely unapproachable to me!
I’ve also been reading the German Way – a website for expats in German culture. Today I read a post of tips for suriviving the metric system (with a much more thorough explanation for each) I’m trying to memorize as much as possible before I go. The more I learn now, the easier the transition should be, right?
So things I’m trying to memorize this week:
- Celsius * 2 + 30 = Fahrenheit
- Kilometers * .6 = Miles
- Meters * 3 + 10% of meters = feet
- Liters / 4 = gallons
- Liters = 1.05 quarts (A liter bit more)
- Kilos * 2 + 10% of kilos = pounds
- 5 cm = 2 inches
- Liters /100 km -> mpg? You’re just out of luck.
wohnen (to live)
heissen (to be named)
sein (to be)