Today, I’m sharing with you how to count in German.
Numbers are very important in any language – when you tell someone your telephone number, your house number, or your age. If you are ask of “How many …”, “How much…”, you always respond with the numbers.
1. In German, numbers such as 25 or 58 start with the last number and work backwards (like five-and twenty or eight-and-fifty).
2. Numbers in German are written as one word.
3. The use of comma and decimal point are switched in writing German numbers (Like 1.345,05).
P.S. Dear Friends, Goethi-Institut here in Abu Dhabi is giving away free German language course in Berlin, and I have my entry here. The most likes will get that chance of studying in their main institute in Berlin. Please click here to get into my instagram entry. I appreciate your support. Thank you.
Dub Fest 2014 – Dubai, UAE
I live today with touch of genuine smile;
And make a wish to last until midnight,
To share the joys, guffaws, chuckles one time.
No more sorrow to care and bear in sight
With merriment and cheers I bring to all,
Dancing, singing, goofing, circus delight.
Promise before sunrise to laugh — farewell.
NaPoWriMo prompt to mark the Halfway of our challenge is to write a poem in terza merza. This form was invented by Dante, and used in The Divine Comedy. It consists of three-line stanzas, with a “chained” rhyme scheme. The first stanza is ABA, the second is BCB, the third is CDC, and so on. No particular meter is necessary, but English poets have tended to default to iambic pentameter (iambic pentameter is like the Microsoft Windows of English poetry).
“Meet me in the night of Dream …”
There stands on a desert sand
A lone goblet, crystal clear;
Hit by light it glistens wide,
Pour wine and it tastes so fine.
Think of me as you sip in;
Meet me in the night of Dream.
Somehow in the nick of Time;
You and I sparkle in Life.
This poem was written in response to the NaPoWriMo prompt of the day, that is to write using Anacreontics. In English poetry, it is the title given to short lyrical pieces, of an easy kind, dealing with love and wine.
Ceramics – Spice Souq, Dubai
As i reached to embrace you, it’s the sweetest
And when i hold you, i don’t want to let go
Your presence comforts me, your love secures me
But how to let you know when no words i know
How to tell you i wanted to stay by your side;
How i wanted to cling on your arms;
Your touch heals me, your voice softens me
But how can I say the words when all i know
In my eyes, you’re the bravest;
In my eyes, you’re the loveliest;
In my eyes, you’re the best.
And in my eyes, you’re the rarest.
I call you ‘Mama’, and it sounds so sweet.
When i’m so stubborn, you’re patience immeasurable;
When i spread my wings, you let me fly;
And when i fell, you’re there to pick me up.
How grateful i am for the strength you give me;
I am always in awe for the love you shower me;
You’re in my thoughts, you’re in my heart;
And In My Eyes, We are Always One.
This poem is specially dedicated to my Mom, who is celebrating her birthday today. May she always be blessed, with happiness, joy, peacefulness, good health and love.