Tuesday, 29 January 2008

I love in Cologne

Yesterday morning I contacted a German lady.
I wrote her an email in my best German.
I started by explaining that I live in Cologne.
Or so I thought.
It was only in the afternoon when I realised I had made a common error and had mixed up the verbs 'leben - to live' and 'lieben - to love'.
I had actually written that 'I love in Cologne'.
Which is more information than she probably wanted over her morning coffee.

1 comment:

JL said...

She's probably puzzling over whether you meant 'I live in Cologne', 'I love Cologne' or even 'I love living in Cologne'!