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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, chapters 14 & 15

Well, this little project suddenly feels a lot more urgent. So, Chapter 14/15 is the trackerjacker part, full of gross words, and also the Rue part, full of heartwarming words. Best words: Chapter 14: die Jägerwespe: trackerjacker. I… much prefer … Continue reading

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, chapters 12 & 13

It’s all water and fire in these chapters! Favourite words! Chapter 12 hinken: to limp. It just sounds like that’s what it should mean! Chapter 13 das Stinktier: skunk. Come on, need I say more?

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapters 8 & 9

I’ve got to the stage where reading a single chapter isn’t taking me days and days anymore, and anyone who’s ever read The Hunger Games will know that there’s a tipping point where the story stops being merely compelling and … Continue reading

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 7

Reading in a second language you’re not very good at yet is an intense experience. I wonder if this is what it was like to learn to read in English when I was young. I know I can’t learn to … Continue reading

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 6

A pretty srs bsns chapter here, where Katniss first meets an Avox. It’s kind of tiring to have to follow her constant mistrust in a second language (what if Peeta is bluffing? What if he’s trying to undermine my self-confidence? … Continue reading

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 5

I was so chuffed with myself for being able to get through the last couple of chapters relatively easily, and then Katniss and Peeta got to the Capitol, and the vocab changed. All of a sudden I was looking up … Continue reading

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German Reading Project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 4

(Translated by Sylke Hachmeister and Peter Klöss.) Should hopefully have everything typed up and ready to post by the end of the weekend, but let’s not make promises here. Another double entry! Favourite Hunger Games-themed word: das Pfeilkraut: katniss. I … Continue reading

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German Reading Project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 3

It looks like I’m getting through these fast but actually I’m just ploughing through because I owed like three chapters after getting back from Amsterdam… Favourite word: Der Spotttölpel: Mockingjay. Bonus trivia! OK, this isn’t a real word, but whatever! … Continue reading

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German Reading Project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 2

(Translated by Sylke Hachmeister and Peter Klöss.) I’m going to try really hard not to make every one of these into little political rants, OK? Unfortunately, the German language is tied up in politics for me right now. Let me … Continue reading

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German reading project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 1

Because I want to go for German citizenship to retain my European Union citizenship, and because I want to do that while the UK is still an EU member so I can have dual citizenship (guess what, people who think … Continue reading

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