Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fifty-five matchboxes

In honor of my trip to Germany this weekend, here's some German you are almost guaranteed not to be able to say correctly. Sarah, the German intern, gets great pleasure hearing me try to say this. Mainly the second part; the first word's just fun.

fünfundfünfzig streichholzschachteln

If you think you've got it down, feel free to send me a recording of you saying it, and I'll send you back one of Sarah laughing. (She actually makes me say streichholzschachtelchen, which just adds the chen ending to matchbox, making it cutesy and feminine and harder to say, but Google Translate says that means match shaft moose. But you can try that one, too.)

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