I'm a High-German native speaker.
If you have some questions about the language or popular slang or words, than you can ask me!
I think real native speakers are always a bigger help and far more interesting than a "dead" dictionnary!
What does the Schalke of Schalke 04 mean?
"auf Schalke" is an old greeting of this special mining workers region in Germany like "good luck in your hard work".
You can also ask me about some historical facts of the Teutonic language :)
For example if you want to know what some favourite third reich words mean and so on!
In schalke 04 you have a lot of Belgian players .
Schalke is a Antwerpian dialect word with deminutive ending. It means small silk shawl or scarp.
Why 04 then? Is it the postcode of Gelsenkierchen?
I would say 04 cause of the year of founding --> 1904
Probably the number of the minerspit.
In belgium some of the mines had their own footballteam
they dissappeared with the mines
this forum is for English not german
Read what the administrator said to us --> "and for learning other languages"
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
No they joined with another Limburg team and became Racing Genk.
BTW Winterslag is a very funny name in English.
Rumsfeld claimed to be of German descent. Or at least that's what he told them when he wanted their support.
I have a question about German:
What is the gender of "Bank" (a financial institution)?
There's "Deutsche Bank", which suggests it's feminine, and "Dresdner Bank", which suggests it's masculine. I must be missing something...
No, no, it is "die Deutsche Bank" and "die Dresdner Bank". It is both feminine.