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RammTalk 12: It Happened At The Wall

Posted by Jackie White on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : General comment 

I remember taking the British Military train from Hannover to West Berlin in 1988, keen to take my first glimpse of the Berlin wall separating East from West Germany.  Due to the nature of my security clearance, I was not permitted to travel into the eastern sector controlled by the Russians.  I could only visit Checkpoint Charlie, gaze across the armed barricades and wonder what life in East Germany must be like.  I climbed to a vantage point where I could see over the wall more than twice m...

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RammTalk 3: It's all just train station to me

Posted by Jackie White on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : German language 
When we  speak our native language, we don't realise how we pick up more than just words alone.  There are many different phrases and sayings that would not translate well into a foreign language.  Look at this conversation by an Englishman, and how it would need to translate for a German in order for him to understand it:

"He can't make head nor tail of it.  He's not as thick as two short planks, but he did cut off his nose to spite his face.  He really is burning the candle at both ends but ...
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Jackie White Fluent German speaker and fan of Rammstein's music who wants to help other RammFans who don't speak German understand what it's all about.