https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulOSulli6

Question on diary entries

Hi guys

I am going to start doing diary entries or blogs in my target language German.

My level in German is probably advanced beginner so im a bit stuck in how I should go about this.

Two ways

1) Write everything in German using my current vocab and searching new vocab online

2) Write everything in English and then translate it to German

I feel like option 2 is better as I will be forced to translate more sophisticated words. I would imagine that I would resort to using easy and less sophisticated words if I were to write in German from the Get go.

What do you think?

August 1, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

Go for German entries and think about better words later. If yu ever want to use German in real life it is better to offer your ideas in easy language than trying to unsuccessfully trying to use complicated word constructions. As a bonus, you can follow your success story by comparing earlier entries with the newest ones.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

True but if you write directly in German you will get used to cutting out the English part which helps later on

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulOSulli6

What do you mean? Like thinking in German when writing instead of English -> German Translation?

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

Yup because when you speak in a foreign language you have to think in that language to sound even relatively fluent so getting used to thinking only in German would be more helpful

August 1, 2017
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