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25th Feb '17 2:46:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow'', an EdutainmentShow, has a character named Lieb who teaches German in the same way ''DoraTheExplorer'' teaches kids Spanish. But then again, The Lingo Show does this for many other languages as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow'', an EdutainmentShow, has a character named Lieb who teaches German in the same way ''DoraTheExplorer'' ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' teaches kids Spanish. But then again, The Lingo Show does this for many other languages as well.
25th Jan '17 2:23:07 PM onionmaster
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* DingoPictures, a German company that produced knockoffs of animated movies in the 90s, often has German words in the backgrounds of shots, examples being "Polizei" (police) and "Tierheim" (animal hospital). In some cases, they forget to dub over German words, an example being during their version of Pocahontas where the title character says "Nein!". In a number of cases they either leave German songs in the English dub or they dub the English directly over them. Wabuu's theme song as heard during Countryside Bears is an infamous example. In addition, many of the characters retain distinctly German names, such as Wuschel the squirrel.

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* DingoPictures, a German company that produced knockoffs of animated movies in the 90s, often has German words in the backgrounds of shots, examples being "Polizei" (police) and "Tierheim" (animal hospital). In some cases, they forget to dub over German words, an example being during their version of Pocahontas where the title character says "Nein!". In a number of cases they either leave German songs in the English dub or they dub the English directly over them. Wabuu's theme song as heard during Countryside Bears is an infamous example. In addition, many of the characters retain distinctly German names, such as Wuschel the squirrel. In at least one case they lampshaded this by explicitly setting "Mouse Police" in Germany.
25th Jan '17 2:20:40 PM onionmaster
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* DingoPictures, a German company that produced knockoffs of animated movies in the 90s, often has German words in the backgrounds of shots, examples being "Polizei" (police) and "Tierheim" (animal hospital). In some cases, they forget to dub over German words, an example being during their version of Pocahontas where the title character says "Nein!". In a number of cases they either leave German songs in the English dub or they dub the English directly over them. Wabuu's theme song as heard during Countryside Bears is an infamous example. In addition, many of the characters retain distinctly German names, such as Wuschel the squirrel.
13th Jan '17 6:00:00 AM Rhodes7
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* Comes up a fair bit in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where at least two main characters (John Rumford and Bill Kraft) are supposed to be fluent speakers. Rumford in particular is fond of saying ''Das Wesentliche ist die Tat.''
8th Jan '17 1:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* Generally, German in MarvelComics is nothing short of abominable ("Eyige!" "Hurensohn!" "Vas der teufel?") - the first issue of the Ultimate imprint comic "TheUltimates" made for a nice change in that regard. '' "Mein Gott! Erschiesst es! [[KillHimAlready Erschiesst es doch endlich!]]" '' which is something you can imagine Franchise/CaptainAmerica must have heard an awful lot.

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* Generally, German in MarvelComics is nothing short of abominable ("Eyige!" "Hurensohn!" "Vas der teufel?") - the first issue of the Ultimate imprint comic "TheUltimates" "ComicBook/TheUltimates" made for a nice change in that regard. '' "Mein Gott! Erschiesst es! [[KillHimAlready Erschiesst es doch endlich!]]" '' which is something you can imagine Franchise/CaptainAmerica must have heard an awful lot.
2nd Jan '17 12:15:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' features it. Apart from some characters featuring obviously German names like Hannes or Armin or even the protagonist Eren JÄGER (the last name is German for 'hunter'), the opening somehow lives from it. The first words are 'Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger', which translates to 'They are the food and we are the hunters'.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' features it. ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
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Apart from some characters featuring obviously German names like Hannes or Armin or even the protagonist Eren JÄGER (the last name is German for 'hunter'), the opening somehow lives from it. The first words are 'Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger', which translates to 'They are the food and we are the hunters'.



* In the GBA game ''HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town'', in at least one cutscene, you can get Pastor Carter to speak German. At no other time in the game does Carter even hint that he's of another nationality (other than the nebulous one wherever Mineral Town is located).

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* In the GBA game ''HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town'', ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'', in at least one cutscene, you can get Pastor Carter to speak German. At no other time in the game does Carter even hint that he's of another nationality (other than the nebulous one wherever Mineral Town is located). It's considered by fans to be some sort of error.



* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', WordOfGod is that Wario's [[MemeticMutation infamous line]] "D'oh, I missed!" is actually a {{mondegreen}} for "So ein mist!", which is the German equivalent of "Aw, crap!"

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'' (Japanese only), WordOfGod is that Wario's [[MemeticMutation infamous line]] "D'oh, I missed!" is actually a {{mondegreen}} for "So ein mist!", which is the German equivalent of "Aw, crap!"
14th Dec '16 12:50:42 PM Borghen
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* In ''VideoGame/GabrielKight'' Gerde speaks very good English, but uses a few random German words (e.g. "Früstück"). The second episode of the saga, "The Beast Within", takes it to the extreme, as almost all characters are Germans, dealing with an American.
13th Dec '16 2:58:13 PM Xtifr
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* Happens quite a bit in the earlier ''{{Atelier}}'' games, to accentuate the fact that the setting is meant to be a kind of faux-Renaissance Germany; TranslationConvention breaking for flavor. This is essentially thrown out the window from ''Atelier Iris'' onward.

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* Happens quite a bit in the earlier ''{{Atelier}}'' ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' games, to accentuate the fact that the setting is meant to be a kind of faux-Renaissance Germany; TranslationConvention breaking for flavor. This is essentially thrown out the window from ''Atelier Iris'' onward.
29th Nov '16 11:41:06 PM Gamermaster
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** Kaworu, having "grown up" in Germany, occasionally does this. At one point he even claims he was doing so when he accidentally brings up classified terms.
** Shinji also starts speaking German as time goes on, due to Asuka tutoring him. He was even planning to speak nothing but German during her birthday party, though she shot down that idea because she thought that everyone else present would have trouble understanding.
29th Nov '16 11:36:07 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Belkan [=AIs=] all speak German, while Midchildian [=AIs=] speak mainly GratuitousEnglish. This gives the viewer a double bonus, as Vita's [[{{Magitek}} intelligent device]], ''Graf Eisen'' ("Count Iron"), is a [[Myth/NorseMythology magical hammer that speaks German!]] Signum's device ''Laevatein'' speaks even with a LargeHam.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Belkan [=AIs=] all speak German, while Midchildian [=AIs=] speak mainly GratuitousEnglish. This gives the viewer a double bonus, as Vita's [[{{Magitek}} intelligent device]], Armed Device]], ''Graf Eisen'' ("Count Iron"), is a [[Myth/NorseMythology magical hammer that speaks German!]] Signum's device ''Laevatein'' speaks even with a LargeHam.
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