[quote=“Dillinger, post:7, topic:1543”]But there are reviewers who ARE unsophisticated, like on:
What’s wrong with the guy/site Dillinger?
I find it quite a pleasant read, and I learn some German
He uses one of my favourite German words in every review: Fazit
Never looked it up in the dictionary, so don’t know what it means (I guess something like ‘conclusion’) but it sounds really fine
Some other great German words: Leidenschaft - Ungeheuer - Krimi - Aufschwung
A while ago, reading a novel by Theodor Fontane, I found the expression Krethi und Plethi, which is also very nice, much nicer than the Dutch equivalent: Jan en Alleman. Is it still used today, or one of those expressions only used by the likes of Heine, Mann or Fontane ?
By the way: Fontane’s novel (recommended) had a great title: Irrungen, Wirrungen
It wasn’t too hard to read for me as a foreigner, but I had read it before in translation (a few times I consulted this translation because I didn’t understand the German text)