November 2006

schmecken  — to taste

Es schmeckt wie bei Muttern.  — Just like Mother makes.  (lit. It tastes just like at Mother’s.)

kochen — to cook

Wer hat gekocht? — Who cooked (the meal)?

der Dank  —  thanks, gratitude

Herzlichen Dank!  — Thanks so much!

I`m in DC for the confernces. I`m also trying to post from my pda. The formatting on my screen is not that great, so it may be my last.

der Hut  —  hat

Das ist doch ein alter hat.  —  That’s old hat.  (lit. That is such an old hat.)

die Wahl — election, choice

Wer die Wahl had, had die Qual.  —  He who has the choice has the pain.

Since I’ve been a little behind in these, I thought I’d do a couple to make up…

der Kandidat — candidate
Sie ist ein guter Kandidat.  —  She is a good candidate.

wählen — to vote
Ich gehe wählen.  — I’ll go vote

Sorry for not posting much this week.  After goofing off with my new pda phone, I had to get to work on writing up my first PhD essay assignment.  It was nothing significant–just a 6000 word comparison of Deissmann, Wrede, and Schweitzer–but it always seems to take more time than you expect.  It was profitable because while reading through Schweitzer again, some of my earlier questions were answered. 

We also just finished having dinner with a couple from Dallas who are looking into coming to Durham and another couple of UK schools.  It’s nice to have met people who are where we were this time last year and hopefully offer them a little help.