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By: der Germane

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:06:53 +0000

Whats up?!! (sarcasm)English is such an unromantic language. The problem that many german men expirience is that german women find foreign men sooo intersting (jealousy). Italians, African men, Latinos and a lot of americans. EEE, but der Germane vil fight it, to the last breath. Fueste her, faust auf faust, ihr Americaner!

By: Debra

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 07:08:30 +0000

I've always thought that German, when spoken by men, was so sexy. I've been known to listen with rapt attention to the weather report on Frankfurt's HR3 radio. Even Germans would look at me funny when I told them that I thought their language was sexy - they usually mention that Italian/French was much more so - I'm glad to see I'm no longer alone! tchuss, Debra

By: John Dowdell

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 21:53:27 +0000

I've been using my iPod pretty much solely as a language-learning device for the last two years... excellent tool for the purpose... well, a pretty good tool for the purpose.... ;-) For content, web searches with terms like "international radio online" turns up scads of resources. Some of these are streaming, but some of these are discrete MP3 files. I don't know how many offer RSS notifications to match the "podcast" label, but for language-learning at beginner or intermediate level you'd be listening for something other than novel content anyway. For my "*pretty* good" good comment, the biggest problem I have is the linearity of the audio stream. Tools like Penton's VocabuLearn are great for background vocabulary accumulation... I keep it on repeat, and catch snippets as my attention floats between foreground and background. But I'd really like to treat each term as its own element, able to repeat at will, able to remove terms I already know so I don't fall asleep listening... the pocket audio device needs to add local interactivity to achieve this. Some of the new mobile phones are adding such tracking & preference abilities, but a pocket device designed for MP3 doesn't seem quite suitable for all other styles of learning material. Some day, we'll all have a much easier time of listening to each other, and understanding in context... getting closer every day.....

By: John Dowdell

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 17:54:35 +0000

oh, shucks, I'm sorry, I didn't close my tag ... here, is that better? :(

By: rivlax

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:19:44 +0000

As someone who was stationed in Germany in the '60s in the Air Force, I can tell you from experience that the words "sexy" and "German" go together very well. Anyone ever hear of Elke Sommer???

By: Jeff Jarvis

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 11:17:21 +0000

If you go to iTunes and change countries, then go to podcasts, you'll see some. There are a few in the US version on the podcast page.

By: Jort

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 10:57:35 +0000

that Tschuss is indeed very sweet :-) voice is not bad either.

By: ronbo

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 00:14:46 +0000

If there is anyone doing something similar in French or Italian I would love to know.

By: Lonnie G. Kohn

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 13:48:44 +0000

The G. stands for Gerhardt

By: Undertoad

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 12:49:04 +0000


By: dfrisme

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 11:32:51 +0000