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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2004, 03:35:52 pm »

no problem it's really short, but quite interesting...I wonder what he's saying
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2004, 04:46:02 pm »

I am pretty sure he does speak fluent German. I think the reason what he was saying in the interview with Elijah on the Easter Egg didn't make any sense was because it was a piss take. It wasn't supposed to make sense, he was speaking jibberish because it was a set up.

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Three websites that all cite him as speaking german.
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2004, 05:02:09 pm »

IGN FILMFORCE: Am I correct in my understanding that you were actually born in Germany?

DOMINIC MONAGHAN: Yeah…

IGNFF: Were your parents stationed there, or…

MONAGHAN: My parents are kind of like hippies, you know? They enjoy traveling and being in new places and stuff, so they moved to Germany. My dad's a teacher and my mom's a nurse. It just worked, luckily enough, and they speak German, so we lived out there. It was good. We moved every three years.

IGNFF: And you spent a fair amount of time in Germany, right?

MONAGHAN: Yeah, 11 years.

IGNFF: Culturally, what was Germany like at that time for a kid your age?

MONAGHAN: I was only a little boy, and I was born there and then left when I was 11, so I really don't know an awful lot about it… But German food was kind of tasty, and it was a lot hotter than England in the summer and a lot colder than England in the winter, so we had a lot of snow and sledding and snowball fights, and stuff like that.

IGNFF: You also got a very clear sense of seasons…

MONAGHAN: Yeah, which you don't really get in England as much. I really liked German food. And it's very clean… It's a very clean country. They kind of get rid of the waste really well… the garbage. They recycle and are very environmentally aware, which is something I've held onto, and keeps me conscious of how much waste I cause in L.A., so I try to recycle and I try to get involved with environmental companies – which I'm sure came from the fact of living in Germany where they're so proficient at getting rid of their waste and so conscious of the fact that it's an important thing to do.

IGNFF: Growing up, would you visit England, or was it not until you moved back that you got your first sense of it?

MONAGHAN: No, we came back every year to see my grandparents and my cousins. When my brother and I were young – and we're still now – we were very close with our cousins on both sides of the family, so every year we would come over and get really excited that we were going to hang out with our cousins for Christmas and New Year, and see our grandparents. So once, maybe twice a year we'd come back to England.

IGNFF: How much of a difference was it going to school in Germany versus going to school in the UK?

MONAGHAN: Not a huge amount of difference. The good thing for me was that I knew when I moved back to England that if I made friends, I was going to be friends with them for a longer amount of time than just three years. I used to get quite upset that I'd make friends with a guy or a girl and then within the space of three years we'd move and go and live somewhere else, and you'd have to say goodbye to that person. So I was really excited about the fact that I could now form some really close friendships and that they'd be my friends for a longer amount of time. In terms of schooling, it's probably about the same, you know? They're both on a pretty high quality standard of education, I think.

IGNFF: If I remember correctly, you were a pretty good student, right?

MONAGHAN: Yeah, I was kinda good. I was kinda like... I got good grades… I tended to get A's and B's in my grades.
I was a straight-A student in Drama and German and Geography, and things like that. And athletics. But I was kind of like the cheeky kid in school. Nothing too malicious… Nothing too nasty… I never really got into too many fights, but I was the practical joker – I'd put drawing pins on teacher's seats and squirt water pistols at people, and invisible ink…

This is taken from http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/446/446297p1.html?fromint=1


What he's saying on the Easter Egg is just gibberish but he does it so well. I love the accent he's got going there and I remember him once mentioning that he does still speak a little bit of german and if he got an A in german in school, then he must have been quite good at it.

I like what he says about the country as such, makes me like him even more.
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2004, 10:49:08 pm »

Yay!  Thanks you guys!! *hugs everyone*
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2004, 02:11:54 pm »

yeah i suppose as i took german in school and i only got a d grade as i was so hard speaking it to a teacher who is german!
but on the easter egg he says the 'w' with a v sound and a good german accent and he got straight A in it so pretty damn good!
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2005, 08:50:45 am »


Quote from: x.J'adore.Elijah.x on December 28, 2004, 03:35:52 pm   

no problem it's really short, but quite interesting...I wonder what he's saying
'Es ist sehr geil, sehr geil. Viele Fräuleins' -> wich means: 'It is very cool, very cool. Many girls/missies' (Fräulein means Miss)
He does have an english accent, but he says it perfectly non the less! Yay for Dom! 

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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2005, 04:00:58 am »

Ok,
I think everything is said about this topic but I like to say something more.

Maybe Dom remembers some German words after living in Germany until he was 11, but I must say his German has an English accent, very English accent. I'm from Germany so I know.
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2005, 08:47:34 am »

Well he spent his adult life in England, so I would be surprised if he didn't have an English accent. 
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2005, 04:39:22 pm »


Quote from: ~littledaydream~ on January 03, 2005, 08:50:45 am   


Quote from: x.J'adore.Elijah.x on December 28, 2004, 03:35:52 pm   

no problem it's really short, but quite interesting...I wonder what he's saying
'Es ist sehr geil, sehr geil. Viele Fräuleins' -> wich means: 'It is very cool, very cool. Many girls/missies' (Fräulein means Miss)
He does have an english accent, but he says it perfectly non the less! Yay for Dom! 
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hehe. I was just thinking that you meant something very very different... with that Es ist sehr geil..... hehe. But hey, I always got bad grades for German at school. Hehe it's so funny i was actually thinking of the Dutch meaning of geil....wich means something very very very different then the German meaning of it *naughty*... But i'm not gonna tell you anyway... 
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2005, 07:56:16 am »


Quote from: Nijntje on January 14, 2005, 04:39:22 pm   

hehe. I was just thinking that you meant something very very different... with that Es ist sehr geil..... hehe. But hey, I always got bad grades for German at school. Hehe it's so funny i was actually thinking of the Dutch meaning of geil....wich means something very very very different then the German meaning of it *naughty*... But i'm not gonna tell you anyway... 
Tehehe, I guess I know what meaning you are referring to...  The word actually does have two meanings (ok, actually even three) in German, so one of them is probably the same as in Dutch! That would be verrrrey naughty indeed! But as the word is usually used with the meaning 'cool, great, awesome ... ' I gave that translation. And it fits in that sentence, so I believe that's what he wanted to say. But still, there is the chance that he meant something else... After all it is DOM who is speaking so you never know...

Oh and yes, it is not surprising that he has an English accent. Even my sister, who is German but lives in england since 6 years has got an English accent nowadays. lol

PS: sorry for the senseless post   

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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2005, 03:33:53 pm »

Sorry girls,
but I think he is not that brilliant in German. I think he can understand German more than he can speak it. What I heard so far from him doesn't sound to good. He tries to make the effort. "Etaeb clapping her hands together"
If he wants, I offer to give him free lessons. I'm from Germany!!
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2005, 04:04:14 pm »

Are you referring to the Easter Egg Hans Jensen bit, Etaeb? Because that wasn't supposed to make sense...
It's hard to tell though, we only have a few tiny tidbits to judge from. I guess I have no choice but to meet him and ask him personally  I wish.

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2005, 07:54:13 am »

Well, true, it was a stupid accent, but that is part of Hans Jensen right? It was mixed German-English, so..... Well, lij believed it, so it was good enough! hehe.
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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2005, 10:48:30 pm »

According to the Internet Movie Database, http://www.imbd.com,

"Born and raised in Berlin, Monaghan and his family moved to England when he was twelve. In addition to speaking fluent German, he has a knack at impersonations and accents. He frequently returns to his hometown of Manchester, England to see his family and to be closer to the Manchester United Football Club."

so it only makes sense that he's fluent...he lived there for twelve years of his life, including schooling...I think he speaks German....and fluently...*nods head*

Plus, IMDb is a reputable site.  I trust it's source information.

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Re:Can Dom speak german?
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2005, 08:33:05 am »

Hey,
  Yeah, it sounds like he probably would know German. I've heard some of his impressions!! *lol* I heard his one for Viggo, B.K. (Sean's scale double), German, & some more. I can't remember them all.
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