Lest anyone think I’m slacking off on learning German, here’s another little gem I picked up this week….
die Eselsbrücke: ‘Mnemonic Device’ aka, a memory trick. In literal German, donkey bridge. Love it.
I’m already quite familiar with probably the most often-taught Eselsbrücke for Germans learning English. I hear it quite often in class when they’re reminding each other about the present simple with ‘s’….
Memory tricks are great, can’t deny that. Now if only I could find a really good one that would make them all understand the present perfect, that would be great. Oh, and one that makes them all remember that it’s not persons, it’s people. I think I’m going to get a foghorn and start honking it every time that I hear ‘persons.’ That ought to do the trick.