Denglish 16: My German Wife Struggles with English Grammar

If there’s one thing I love about my wife, it’s how sweetly she clubs English grammar to death like a baby seal:

THE WIFE: “It was just a typo. Sometimes are my fingers faster than my head thinking.”

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  1. I just found your blog because you liked one of my posts and I’m glad I did. We lived in Germany for 3 years and our interactions with our neighbors were a lot like this. Both of them were named “Gunther”. I actually want to write a post about what it was like to live in Europe and some of the culture shock. We have a lot of stories about communicating with the Gunthers. My favorite was after we invited Gunther 1 to a promotion party, he flat said, “Vell, if I have nussing besser to do, perhaps, I vill come!” And, he never showed up. hahahahaha!

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    1. I know that this is an older entry (just reading the older parts of your blog) but I just gotta coenmmt on your fear of blogging in German.First, even German natives mangle their own mother tongue beyond recognition, so there is no reason whatsoever why someone who speaks German as a second or even third language should produce grammatically flawless sentences I know, your inner teacher persona probably curls up in tears right now Second, German is an awful language to learn, so easy to mix up the darn articles and cases, which is again something even native speakers don’t get right all the time Third, I LOVE the idea of a Denglish blog, actually that’s the way I usually blog, too So, please keep blogging your beautiful Denglish way!

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  2. Hello,

    I was reading through your blog and I was laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. At this moment I am dating a German guy and I being an Indian had learnt my English pretty good in school, you wife’s denglish is exactly like my German guy. They are really funny and trust me when I say this when I first met him we always had to use dictionary (from Germany which never made sense) or the Google translator ( I have been in love with it). I am planning to move to Germany soon and I hope I can also have all these light German denglish moment with my German….

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