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Virtual Waldsee: Need-To-Know Computer Lingo

Published: May 25, 2020

Registration opens up TODAY for our summer 2020 Waldsee Virtual Village, where villagers can experience the fun and learning of one week at Waldsee, or even four or five weeks for our high school credit program, from the comfort of their very own home. In preparation for attending our Virtual Village, here are some important words relating to computers:

Die Studis sind immer noch froh Studis zu sein

der Computer/der Laptop: the computer or laptop (often with words for new technology, the same word is used as in English -- but it’s good to know whether these words have a der, die, or das!)

das Internet: the internet

die Tastatur (tass-tah-toor): the keyboard

das WLAN (vay-lahn): the Wi-Fi (this is actually an English acronym for “Wireless Local Area Network,” and sometimes you’ll hear Wi-Fi pronounced in German as “vee-fee”)

das Dokument: the document

die Tabelle: the spreadsheet

LKT Lernzeit

der (E-Mail-)Anhang: email attachment

Anbei: attached is the _______ (to an email) (for example: Anbei die Stundenplan für heute -- attached is the schedule for today)

die Google-Suche: Google search

googlen: to Google something (‘Google’ is unofficially used as a verb in German, just like in English!)

Studis arbeiten gern

hochladen: to upload

herunterladen/laden: to download/to load onto a computer

tippen: to type

falsch tippen: to make a typo

etwas ausdrucken: to print something out

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Waldsee is planning to offer both virtual and on-site programming in Summer 2020. Check out the details of our Summer 2020 programming, both on-site in Bemidji or through our Virtual Village, here. Registration opens May 26.

Additionally, we are collecting and digitizing photos from alumni in honor of our 60th anniversary this summer. If you have any photos you would like to share (particularly from the 80s and 90s), please send them to betreuerschaft@gmail.com.