Category Archives: Culture Clash
Reflections on differences between German vs American culture. To know a language, you must know the culture!
For practice, I’m fond of looking at German songs I like and translating them. It’s nice vocabulary building/re-enforcement. In the “first pass” translation, I tend to take the words very literally and without the full “feeling” of them. In the free translations, it is a combination of either what is implied or what flows better in Englisch. Things in parenthesis are guesses and ramblings about what I got stuck on or other ways it could have been meant.
Today we’re looking at Melotron’s Gib Mir Alles (“Give Me Everything”).