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Quick German question
« on: 30 June, 2009, 10:23:10 AM »
I have wiki'd this quickly, but I'm not entirely sure. If a German surname has "von" in front of it, would you say "von Storch says" or just "Storch says"?

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2009, 10:29:25 AM »
You lying toerag! That's an English question about German, not a German question at all!

But the answer is that you would indeed use the 'von', the surname being a description of from whence a person's family originates in the same vein as Mac, ap, O' and their ilk.
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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2009, 10:40:54 AM »
Just asked German Jim in the office and he agrees with the above. So you would address them as Herr Von Doom.

Though German Jim says its a bit snobby as its kind of like a title such as Sir.
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2009, 10:45:39 AM »
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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2009, 10:46:10 AM »
Thank you very much.
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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #5 on: 30 June, 2009, 11:34:44 AM »
Tun Sie nur masterbate an Samstagen während in der Dusche?

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #6 on: 30 June, 2009, 12:44:22 PM »
Heh, looks like some things transcend language.

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #7 on: 30 June, 2009, 12:55:51 PM »
Ich tue es viel mehr seit Ihre Mutter schickte mir jene Abbildungen.

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #8 on: 30 June, 2009, 01:25:14 PM »
There was a German chap up in the local Court. He didn't speak much English, so the Magistrate asked if there was anyone who spoke German.

A man indicated that he could and his Worship asked if he could ask the German chap to confirm his name. The man stood up and actually said "Vot iss your name?"

He was done for contempt of court.

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #9 on: 30 June, 2009, 02:28:24 PM »
wer meine Essiggurke in Essig einlegte?
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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #10 on: 30 June, 2009, 02:38:01 PM »
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The man stood up and actually said "Vot iss your name?"

Why do I remember that as being done by Corporal Jones from Dad's Army?

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #11 on: 30 June, 2009, 03:56:58 PM »
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The man stood up and actually said "Vot iss your name?"

Why do I remember that as being done by Corporal Jones from Dad's Army?

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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #12 on: 30 June, 2009, 05:50:39 PM »
Vo est de Jugenterberger ?
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Re: Quick German question
« Reply #13 on: 01 July, 2009, 12:37:51 AM »
gekommen ist zu, ist dieses, was es und missbraucht sich auf Deutsch oder in larf' s-Ursache seine Samstag-Dusche.





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