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Meine aktuelle Beziehung

Das ist meines Freund Thomas mit mir, vor eine Partei von einer Party bei meiner Freundin Ellie. Ich traf lernte ihn am 15. Mai 2010 kennen und wir sind seit dem 25. Mai 2010 zusammen. Er ist meines mein bester Freund. Wir sind sehr unterschiedlich, aber ich glaube, dass das wir OK sind. Er ist ein Computerfreak, und spielen 'World Of Warcraft'.


English notes:
Not sure if I've got all of the cases right here, I get proper confused with them. First meines is genitive because I am possessing the boyfriend, yes? Then I got a bit muddled when it came to "eine Partei von meiner Freundin Ellie"- Ellie is the possessor of the party but I am possessing Ellie as the friend, so I changed meine to meiner to reflect the genitive. "Ich traf ihn" because he is the direct object there as I (the nominative) am performing an action upon him. "Meines bester Freund", as he is the best friend I possess, and I didn't know if the case for "best friend" needed changing because it's not really a noun, it's more of a state of being :/ "Unterschiedlich"- didn't know if that needed an 'e' ending...
Any help would be appreciated :)

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lucie_p
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
You're right with "unterschiedlich" as it is used as an adverb here and thus doesn't need/get a personified ending. Your use of "bester Freund" is also correct but it needs "mein" not "meines", just as the first clause. There is no genitive there, it's a possessive pronoun. When saying "das/dies/er/sie/es ist xy" then xy needs the nominative clause.

The mentioned party needs the dative clause (einer) and is "Party" in German as well (or translated into the more formal "Feier") - "Partei" only means "political party". We usually say "Party bei" instead of "Party von" when said party is at that person's place.

The sentence with the dates is even more complicated, I fear. And "being okay" or any literal translation is not usually used in German. I'd need to know in more detail what you wnated to say there to suggest an alternative, though.

I'd write the whole text as follows:

Das ist mein Freund Thomas mit mir, vor einer Party bei meiner Freundin Ellie. Ich lernte ihn am 15. Mai 2010 kennen und wir sind seit dem 25. Mai 2010 zusammen. Er ist mein bester Freund. Wir sind sehr unterschiedlich, aber ich glaube, dass wir OK sind. Er ist ein Computerfreak und spielt 'World Of Warcraft'.


Oh, and I cannot imagine what it must be like to learn German as a foreign language with all the cases and word order issues. Eeeep!

So kudos to you for doing it.
hazular
Dec. 11th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
When I said "wir sind OK" I was trying to get across that we work well together as a couple, but I thought it was far too complicated for me to try and work out at this early stage, hehhe.

I thought the same thing about 'Party' as well, I don't even remember why I changed it :S

Thanks, I used to be quite good at German but I'm really rusty now :(
ripper_girl
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hier sind ein paar Korrekturen. :-)

Das ist mein Freund Thomas mit mir (besser: "das sind mein Freund Thomas und ich") auf einer Party von meiner Freundin Ellie. Ich traf ihn am 15. Mai 2010 und wir sind seit dem 25. Mai 2010 zusammen. Er ist mein bester Freund. Wir sind sehr unterschiedlich, aber ich glaube, dass wir OK sind (besser: "dass wir gut zusammen passen). Er ist ein Computerfreak und wir spielen 'World Of Warcraft'.
hazular
Dec. 11th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Danke :D
7lux
Dec. 11th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Genitive is possesive.. An elegant form for the dative basically.
" Das Auto von meinem Bruder" = " Das Auto meines Bruders."

So "Mein Freund" is the correct use. I see someone already corrected you, so I won't bother repeating it.

You should also read German as well. You will see and understand the correct usage of the grammar that way.

How are you learning German? How long have you been learning?
I'm learning still too. Can I add you?
hazular
Dec. 11th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
'Mein Freund' for the first bit, or for when I'm referring to him as my best friend? Just double checking :)

I did German for four years at school and used to be quite good at it, but when I got to age 16 I dropped it because I thought I wouldn't need it (I wanted to be a doctor at the time). Now I'm no longer wanting to do medicine at university, I feel that having some language skills, no matter how basic, would be beneficial, so I've picked it up again after one and a half years of not speaking it. I'm taking classes with the year below me, but it's so hard after not having done it for so long.
And yeah, of course you can add me :D
mai_shiranui
Dec. 11th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
German grammar is confusing. I can speak and understand it well enough, but my writing is very rusty (must have gotten my last German class about 14 years ago now).
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