https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineP.1

German is a challenge...

That is the exact reason I've set out to learn it! I am Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean. As you may know, Ricans speak Spanish, and Cape Verdean people speak a dialect of Portuguese. I was raised around both languages - and while I may not have learned them, it's fairly easy for me to pick up languages along that line.

German has been more difficult, and I love that! It causes me to think more into it, pay more attention.

I've truly realized my love of languages. (If I didn't love it - I'd have stuck with learning Spanish and Portuguese.)

So I'm quite psyched to jump into this! Cheers! Best of luck to all out to learn this lovely language. -Smirks-

-Jazz

September 14, 2015

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa

I myself often like to take up languages that seem rather interesting to me, and I do have my preferences, such as I welcome any Germanic language, though I tend to keep away from Romance (or should I rather say Italic) languages (save for a few exceptions). I personally grew up with my parents consistently speaking in Igbo, and while I never picked it up, I've wanted to take a look at the language (mainly to know what the heck my parents are saying).

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineP.1

Well, by taking a look at all those languages in your panel it does seem you have quite the interest in languages! I've been fair;y focused on Spanish myself -- but I am hoping to branch out and learn some other things as well. The only issue is keeping up with all of them (it's a shame when you start to forget things here and there.)

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa

Yeah. Keeping up is a hassle, but I enjoy it nonetheless.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gruberschmidt

Oh, yeah, once you get into sentence structure, nominative adjectives, and all the fuuuuun grammar, you want to bang your head against a wall.

Despite this, I love German. Some people say it's a nasty language, others say it's overly difficult. I myself think it's only somewhat hard, if you've ever studied Finnish or Korean, then you know what difficulty really means. German, on the other hand, is related to English, so it's a challenge, but a fun and not overly difficult one nonetheless.

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ESAndrew

Really? I found Afrikaans (which is very similar to German) to be much easier than Spanish.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineP.1

Well, I never learned the Spanish language fluently as a child, however, I was surrounded by it. People constantly speaking it, I knew a few words here and there, and could mostly get the gist of conversations going on around me. I was far more exposed to Hispanic culture growing up. Even after I moved out, I lived in an area with a high Puerto Rican and Dominican population. I think I found it "easier" only because I was already so used to how Spanish and Portuguese words were pronounced, and I already had picked up a bit of it growing up it came quicker. :-)

For example, I progress a lot slower with German than with Spanish. Which Spanish I retain things better, and can take in more at once. The words are just second nature. Things are still easier with Portuguese -- and while Cape Verde people do not speak the dialect taught here, it's just a baseline really. I'll have to learn the good stuff from one of my family members. :-)

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ESAndrew

Ah I see. I guess I find Afrikaans easier because I've been exposed to it just as you have been to Spanish.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Georgieboy12

you may find it challenging but you are doing well I learn german at school as well as on this website and you are doing well good luck

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Georgieboy12

Keep up the good work

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielCozzella

In der Anfang es ist hart. Aber wenn du gehst weiter es ist nicht so. :) Ich denke, Deutsch ist eine nette Sprache zu lernen, es ist ein bisschen ähnlich zu Englisch.

Ich drücke dir die Daume mit dein Lernen! :)

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/andre551183

Ich denke das gleiche. Es gibt viele Gleichwertigkeit zwischen Englisch und Deutsch. Wie die "many" and "much" Regeln, die sind das gleiche auf Deutsch, aber mit den '"viel" und "viele".

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/djakarta97

Ich denke, daß Deutsch eine Weltsprache ist. Aber alle können nie vergessen, daß Deutsch ist kein einfache Sprache. Es braucht viele Wochen und Monate von Übung. Übung ist notwendig, damit können Sie Deutsch lernen und es lieben.

Viel Glück!

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gatlason

German is tough but very very good practice.

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Reavus3

German is a lovely language to learn I love the sound of it :)

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Susanna35

Before I ever studied any German (it was my college major), I picked up a book in German and found that I could "make out" a lot of it. Of course, the structure is probably closer to English than to other languages, because English started out as mostly a German dialect.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloeWi

i learn german too

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/big_worm_orange

i my name is orange and i would like to say whats good homie

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/big_worm_orange

in German

September 16, 2015
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