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The Awful German Language

Mark Twain

Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must listen for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country. "The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that? These things are called 'separable verbs'. The German grammar is blistered all over with separable verbs; and the wider the two portions of one of them are spread apart, the better the author of the crime is pleased with his performance."

Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must listen for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country. "The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that? These things are called 'separable verbs'. The German grammar is blistered all over with separable verbs; and the wider the two portions of one of them are spread apart, the better the author of the crime is pleased with his performance."
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must listen for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country. "The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that? These things are called 'separable verbs'. The German grammar is blistered all over with separable verbs; and the wider the two portions of one of them are spread apart, the better the author of the crime is pleased with his performance."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cathy Dobson

Length:

49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:25