Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Show 168 Wednesday 18 October

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Guten Tag! Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today I watched a video by this YouTuber: Redfrettchen.
He’s from Berlin and he has a couple of videos teaching German.
In his video called “German lesson No.1 - Greetings and goodbye” he teaches some greetings, so I’m going to give them a go.

hallo hello
guten tag hello (more formal)
guten morgen good morning
guten abend good evening
gute nacht good night

That cht sound is really tricky to pronounce. It’s like that Scots word I was trying to pronounce.
And in other news ... The Daily English Show is now listed at Podcast Alley, so if you have a spare 5 seconds or so, feel free to go and vote.
The Daily English Show has a grand total of 2 votes at the moment. And one of them was me voting for myself ... so that’s a bit sad.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today red-light running is rife in Auckland New Zealand, and the local government has announced a 750 thousand dollar project to teach motorists that red means stop.

This is a traffic light. According to the road rules in New Zealand when a driver sees a red light, they should stop.
But for many people these days, red means go.
An Auckland mayor said it was in the psyche now. And even if people were pulled out of their cars and publicly executed, it would still happen.
"When I was growing up, we always went towards the lights and slowed down, but now you speed up”, he said.
Despite his pessimism, the three-year project will go ahead. It will involve installing cameras at 11 of Auckland’s most dangerous intersections.

The mayor said he originally ran red lights himself. But when questioned further he changed the colour of his comments, and said he only ran orange lights. And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 18th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 112 How about Japanese?

Tomomi and Sarah talk about languages used on the internet.
Step 1: Repeat Tomomi’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tomomi’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Did you know that German is the fifth most used language on the net?

Tomomi Really? What’s number one? English?

Sarah Yeah. English is number one, then Chinese.

Tomomi How about Japanese?

Sarah Ah, that’s number three. Then Spanish is number four.

Tomomi How about Arabic? That’s spoken in lots of countries.

Sarah Yeah, that’s a bit further down the list ... number 13.


Today's news.

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Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: UNEX
Album: The Doctrine
Track: The Day Part 1 (instrumental)
music at jamendo