Random

Need some help with German!:

Total posts: [12]
1
1 Latia30th Sep 2010 07:42:42 PM from The Bottom of Texas
life is hard U_U
Fälle. It means "fall," right? If so,

What tense is it? What person? (1st person, 2nd person, etc)

And is it fälle or fäelle?
An accurate depiction
It's fälle. Ann umlaut is essentially the addition of an 'e' after the letter.

It's 1st person singular: I fall.
This is this.
3 Latia30th Sep 2010 08:21:42 PM from The Bottom of Texas
life is hard U_U
Thank you kindly. :D

But, does that mean it could be spelled faelle, without the umluat?

edited 30th Sep '10 8:21:52 PM by Latia

An accurate depiction
Technically, yes. Practically, that's only the case in crossword puzzles. However, people will get what you're talking about, it's just not common.
This is this.
Leichenfledderer
Fälle? Unless I'm misunderstanding this, 'ich fälle' doesn't translate to 'I fall'. That would be 'ich falle'.

fällen = to fell (cut down a tree).

Also used in the phrase 'ein Urteil fällen' = 'to make a judgement'.

It can also be the plural of the noun 'der Fall', which can simply mean 'fall', a (criminal or grammatical) case or an occurence.
6 Fawriel1st Oct 2010 11:06:07 AM from the bottom of my heart , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
What the boot said! Don't listen to Cthulhu's lies!
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
An accurate depiction
Oops. Hey, that's the dictionary's fault. And they're right. mistook the 'du' form for the 'ich'.

edited 1st Oct '10 11:58:52 AM by Morgulion

This is this.
The whole verb thing is "Fallen, Gefallen, Gefallte." The last one I'm not entirely certain about. Use Leo.org for german language translation, it's the most accurate.
Amateur cook Professional procrastinator

9 Fawriel3rd Oct 2010 01:56:46 PM from the bottom of my heart , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
^ Nope, sorry.

Unfortunately, err, I can't really correct you. I'm a horrible case of native speakers understanding their language only intuitively. I know jack shit about cases and whatnot. grin
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
10 storyyeller3rd Oct 2010 03:50:09 PM from Appleloosa , Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
Gefallen is actually a completely different verb. It means to appeal to
Life is simple: it has no nontrivial normal subgroups.
11 Fawriel3rd Oct 2010 03:59:50 PM from the bottom of my heart , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Ah, but it's also a form of "fallen". "Ich bin gefallen" - "I fell" or "I have fallen".
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
^this is true and part of what makes german so confusing. I knew i was messing up somehow (and I'm even semi-fluent!) Gefallen is also used for "Es gefaellt mir" which means that it pleases you.
Amateur cook Professional procrastinator

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Total posts: 12
1