https://www.duolingo.com/Tiger-Liebhaber

Why I chose German

I'm really fascinated with German, I have been since I was little, and it seems like a fun thing to learn. Also because my family has a friend in Germany and I wanted to be able to communicate. I thought it would be a fun language to learn and to be able to speak more than one language. One more thing, I have always wanted to go to Germany so when I do, I can talk to people! Those are my main reasons of why I chose German.

January 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/4003Tom

I have just added the German course. I lived in Germany for two years as a child and my mother's family came from Germany. I want to be able to read German which will help me in my search for ancestors. I am learning Spanish because we have many Hispanics in our city (in U.S.).

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Gilpatric

German and Spanish are, IMO, the two best strategic languages for an American English speaker to learn. I think German will be a good gateway language to find out more about what is going on in Central/Eastern Europe.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Editson.

I hope you find exciting to learn spanish. Please learn the spanish alphabet. I think it's the key to improve your listening and writing skills. Good luck

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Feliz.Henriq

If you like Germany try watching Hetalia. I guarantee that you will laugh your butt off.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KingDerp952

cool. I chose Spanish because i wanted to be able to understand most people in y community and not be left in the dark because who knows what they may saying!

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Feliz.Henriq

lol I agree

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ShandiGoulet

that sounds amazing! keep it up! <3

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam9812

It's great to have a personal fascination with the language. It's is what gives you modivation, even when you reach a plateau that is hard to get over.

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NuclearBerlin

Cool. I chose German because I come from a German background (well, German and Irish, but mostly German.) and I'd like to move to Berlin someday. And the language just sounds pleasant to me.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Sie scheinen alles gute Gründe Deutsch zu lernen! Ich gratuliere dich für diesen ersten Schritt!

Jetzt empfehle ich dass du häufig auf Deutsch schreibst und sprichst.

Tschüss und viel Spaß mit deinem Studium!

-Lance

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

Das stimmt. Es ist mir wirklich interessant das so viele Leute auf English schreiben - auch fuer sagen dass sie den Baum fertig gemacht haben. Ich mache den selben Fehler. Ich hoere deutsch oft unde mache Duolingo,, aber schreiben auf deutsch mache ich nicht genug.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Für mich auch. Vielleicht bin ich ein bisschen faul (oder einfach nur peinlich). Die Herausforderung für mich ist mit schreiben und sprechen. Ich mache so viele Grammatikfehler, wenn ich schreibe und spreche. Das ist jedoch völlig in Ordnung weil ich noch ein Anfanger bist. Aber ich muss mich zumindest erinnern zu versuchen.

;-)

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

"Peinlich" order vielleicht "suchtern"?

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Vielleicht kann man sagen:

Es ist mir eher peinlich Deutsch zu sprechen, weil mein Wortschatz begrenzt ist.

(It is somewhat embarrassing for me to speak German, because my vocabulary is limited.)

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Ich weiß das Wort "suchtern" nicht.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

Whoops. I meant schüchtern. I'd written the sch initially and then changed it. Either way, I'd still spelled it wrong. I meant - are you embarrassing or shy?

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

I was trying to say, "It is embarrassing for me"... shy also works too :-)

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tiger-Liebhaber

Vielen Dank für all die Hilfe und Motivation!

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LiterateKat

So far I've been learning German on Duolingo for the past four days and it's been much more enjoyable than I expected it to be. I originally tried learning French since I live in Canada, but found it very unrewarding despite already having a solid base from having taken Grade 9 French. I've since deleted my French course on Duolingo. I spontaneously decided to learn German after seeing it on a list of free things to learn online because while I didn't want to learn French, I did want to learn another language in general. Perhaps my greatest motivations to learn it are so I can read Grimm's Fairy Tales in its original language and that the first experimental psychology lab was founded in Germany.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

This is the second case I heard of someone taking a language at school (presumably because it was required) then quitting after grade 9 and then starting German.

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Editson.

When I was teenager I used to listen to german music. I think this language has strong sounds and I like it. For me, It is a big deal to learn it. I would like to find or download some material in order to learn grammar in a proper way (mostly knows that duolingo is not enough) however.... happy new year eve guys

January 8, 2016
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