But you must keep in mind the random gender assignment to nouns in German.
The word "Drache" is male. And therefore your adjective that describes the dragon must match the gender. So you would have to say "Ich bin ein großer Drache." Mind the "er" at the end of "groß".
You have however correctly used the word "ein" in its male form. If you had a female noun you would have to use the female form of "ein" which is "eine".
Believe me I know how much "fun" this is. It's the same in Italian which I'm currently learning.
English is so much more comfortable to learn D:
If you want to go crazy with noun gender try to learn two different latin-based languages... often common words, such as cheese, for instance, will have different gender assignments in Fench, Italian and Portuguese, for instance... It drives you crazy when you are learning languages that obviously have the same origin :)
"Mission cannot be aborted, I repeat mission cannot be aborted. Approaching the beavil."
"Agents, do not engage the beavil. A rescue team is on its way. Be careful and keep calm. Do not do anything to provoke the beavil! Avoid eye contact at all cost!"
Well if you did ask I could not answer that because it would be against the forum rules. Lol. That should give you an idea ;)
As a German I have known about this all along of course. But I have been learning Italian. And I discovered that the Italian word for "bird" ("uccello") also has a double meaning. It's not the same double meaning as in German but in a way it's similar.
So now I have begun to wonder what birds have to do with... human reproduction...
"Storks and childbirth
Der Klapperstorch (The Stork), a painting by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885)
Stork bringing baby - Colmar, Alsace
According to European folklore, the stork is responsible for bringing babies to new parents. The legend is very ancient, but was popularised by a 19th-century Hans Christian Andersen story called The Storks. German folklore held that storks found babies in caves or marshes and brought them to households in a basket on their backs or held in their beaks. These caves contained adebarsteine or "stork stones". The babies would then be given to the mother or dropped down the chimney. Households would notify when they wanted children by placing sweets for the stork on the window sill. From there the folklore has spread around the world to countries such as the Philippines and South America. Birthmarks on the back of the head of newborn baby, nevus flammeus nuchae, are sometimes referred to as stork-bite."
Omg, it's even in English. Of course, I didn't realize. No, not with "bird" but a specific type of bird. Now I'm wondering about other languages. Just in how many languages does such a double meaning exist?
Thank you Skatan. Very insightful! I know about the storks that bring the babies. I'm not sure it's the reason for the double meaning or the only reason for it. It may have played a role. But it may also be a result of it rather than a reason.
Anyway, I will refuse to talk about birds in Italian.
If you are interested in a large parrot and intelligence is a high priority, I would recommend an African Grey. I have bred and hand raised many types of birds. African Grey, Double Yellow Headed Amazon, Green Winged McCaw, Moluccan Cockatoo, several types of Conures, and of course Cockatiels and Budgies. They all have much to recommend them, both as pets and members of the family. But each have different characteristics.
For instance, I found the Moluccans to be the best cuddlers, but also the most needy in terms of time and attention. Though in general, all of the large birds require a lot of social interaction.
Both the Greys and the Amazons can be cleaver talkers but I would give the Greys a slight edge when it comes to intelligence.
Nein! Ersatz mir bitte! * Schluchzen * Ich bitte dich, tu mir nicht weh! Ich habe nie einen Schaden verursacht! Es war die ganze Maschine schuld, ich sage dir! * Schluchzen * Ich bin nur ein armer alter Mann, der in einem Glasfall stecken geblieben ist!
La mia storia è veramente un racconto! Naturalmente, ogni storia su di me sarà grande semplicemente in virtù del personaggio principale.
I cannot play youtube videos anymore on this forum. I can only click on them and then I'll be redirected to youtube. But I cannot play them anymore right on this site. Does anybody else experience this?
Nope, I haven't played it yet. I'm gonna wait a year or so. There is no point in spending $50 or $60 for a game which has issues - when you can only spend $20 and get the game without the issues AND with additional DLCs but you have to wait a year or more. Then I'm rather gonna wait.
What I did though was checking out the M/M romances on Youtube. There are a lot of issues with them too. But there is one I really like despite its brevity.
I think this will be how I'll handle Bioware games in general from now on.
No, I am not banned, obviously. And the image is a faux image anyway.
But I would like to raise attention that someone has been banned. I do not question that decision. He had it coming. It was justified to ban him.
But despite his actions that lead to his ban he also contributed to this community, for years.
And I refuse that he should simply be banned and we act like he never existed in the first place.
So shawne, as I said before, I am not your friend, I never was your friend and I don't pretend to be BUT I have come to respect your contribution to this community and the way that you protected and defended "people who are like me".
So thank you for that. And may you find a new, good online community to which you can contribute.
And for the moment I would like my profile picture to be a remainder of you. Yes I think your ban was justified. But I don't think that you should be banned and just be forgotten.
A few years ago I clashed so badly with him and boy back then I would have loved if he had gotten banned.
So I am more than aware of his ways to provoke people.
The thing is over the years I have come to see that he doesn't just randomly insult people for the fun it.
In a very drastic way, that DID break the forum rules, yes, he defended people like me who are part of the LBGT community.
And that is what he has always done. And that is why, with that realization in mind, his ban does upset me.
Even though he himself caused it.
I am most angry at shawne himself because he is not dumb. He must have known that this was going to happen. His cause was to call out certain people, but now that he has caused his own ban he has hurt his very cause the most.
I'm sad to see him go. :( I posted an epitaph track. He was observant, well critical, and defended LGBT people like me. If he could've held back on insulting people and instead stuck only on picking apart their arguments... -_-
'Tis a shame indeed. I hadn't interacted him much in the last couple of years mostly because I tend to stay out of the subjects he got involved in, but he was always civil towards me and I thought he was a reasonable person with valid thoughts. That said, I can't defend his behavior in good faith and in my honest opinion it's probably for the best for everyone involved that he's gone, even if it is a great loss.
What disappoints me the most is that he himself held no value towards his place in this community and was so willing to have himself be forcibly removed over his vitriolic hatred towards... well, those people that I won't name, despite the fact that quite a few members here held him in great regard and have voiced their sorrow or disappointment right here which goes to show how much he was valued. And yet he effectively chose to leave over a few bad eggs. That... saddens me. It really does.
Anyways, I really don't like posting about these sort of matters. I'm not great at expressing my thoughts the way I process them in my head. However, shawne was kind enough to host one of the first mods I ever created for over two years, so I needed to say something.
I liked shawne too, and it deeply saddens me to see him gone. :(
I didn't always agree with him, but I knew as soon as I'd see his name at the top of the post, I was about to read something intelligent. Sometimes he was snarky, sometimes too much so. But I always appreciated his blunt and critical perspective. He was the chain that kept us Earth-bound when euphoria and nostalgia tried to whisk us away. He was a defender for the LGBTQ community whenever things went south. And he wrote some of the best character reviews I'd ever read online, particularly for Hexxat.
I find this video so beautiful. It's amazing how it can put my mind in a state of peace and serenity. Of course being posted on youtube you will find very hateful comments there.
But they don't spoil the video for me. In fact I just need to rewatch it to wash any hateful thoughts from my mind.
One day Australia, one day you'll be there. And as I am watching the progress in Australia I hope that one day my own country will support marriage equality.
I am very hopeful. For Australia and Germany it is not a matter of "if" but "when". And many people in Australia and Germany start wondering "why not?" instead of "why?.
Oh yes, spread the word about "The Expanse"! But credits should go to Skatan. I only started it because of his recommendation. And for me it's easily one of my most favorite TV shows ever which consist of "Game of Thrones", "Westworld", "Breaking Bad" and now "The Expanse".
And should "The Expanse" end before the story can finish then I would start reading the books.
The dust of the Mizhena dispute settled on this forum a long time ago but now Bioware is hit by the Mizhena 2.0 shitstorm hate wave for the inclusion of a transgender character in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
May the hate thrive. There are no more important matters in this world.
I reserve the right to delete any disrespectful/insensitive answers to this post.