Do you feel like a Depp when you get your past tense verbs wrong? If you’re lucky, your colleagues will gently correct you.
ich: “Du hast mich aus den Gedanken *gereißt!”1
sie: (sheepishly, as if it were her fault) “Gerissen.”
I am thankful for those colleagues who have the courage to suggest a correction. I hate needing one, but I hate that less than finding out I needed one, but didn’t get it. Continue reading
- I got reisen and reißen confused. [↩]