Why I'm learning German
The reason I started learning German is bc I really want to go to Germany some day. I'm hoping to be a professional photographer, And i think Germany would be a good place to start :)
I'm not a professional photographer BUUUT...in my spare time, I have 'wasted' a considerable amount of film. My advice, start now! Get a camera (pref. digital - instant feedback!) capable of shooting in B&W on full manual and HAVE AT IT ! F8 and be there, my friend !
I love hearing your own stories on why you started learning languages, And only do it if you like it! I'd love to hear them from all of you. Myself. As a side project I'm going to start an animal shelter, I love animals and I want to make sure they find good homes, I might even do this in Germany!
I started learning German with Duo last year after I heard this joke:
Q. What do you call someone who speaks three languages? A. Tri-lingual
Q. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? A. Bi-lingual
Q. What do you call someone who speaks one language? A. English
Withering, but true unfortunately.
I am potentially relocating to German speaking part of Switzerland, so I have a very real and urgent need to learn the language. I will find out within a few weeks if I'm going or not. Although I will keep it up even if I'm not going - most people from my country of birth speak either German or Russian along with English and I speak neither, so I really need to get it together, haha. :)
..I did take seven years of Russian in school, but I can only understand very basic conversation.
I've never tried Greek, although I actually do know the alphabet, because it was printed at the back of my school diary from first grade all the way to the last year of high school.. I'm also a scientist, so I use the individual Greek letters quite a lot.
..and thank you! I'm super hopeful that I get to go.
That's an interesting way of learning it but heck, if it works good for you! I didn't even get halfway through it. Haha I t would just take me a little bit if i actually decided to learn it, and no problem! its good that you have a chance! :) Good luck with you're German!
personally I'm learning because though i'm not German and was born in Texas, my dad (who, biologically, is more Italian than German) raised me teaching me German (i even went to a Rammstein concert when i was 11). I've mostly forgotten it over time but that's why i'm here, to become fluent in it. I wish you the best of luck with becoming a photographer! That's a cool profession ^^
I'm glad to hear it! Yeah German is super fun for me, when I'm at my house i can ask a question in German and my family have no idea what I'm talking about :) And I know right! I love photography, I have a pretty good camera but I'm saving up for a great one :) Good luck!
A tip for learning German for those who are new at it. Before answering the question play the sentence about 5 times or until you can understand it and learn how to say it, its a lot easier that doing all that later. Its harder in fact, my friend made that mistake and she's having trouble with it now. Good luck. :)
To be honest that's totally up to u. Do what U think is best! :) someone on here told me to ask myself all the important questions before i start a language, Do i have time for this language, is this something i want to do and when it would be useful, If you still want help... I'll give it to u, But think first :)
I'm planning to go to Germany in the coming years, I'm a mechanical engineer and German is somehow the language of my profession. But even putting professional motives aside, German is a language worth learning. There are about 120 million German speakers living on this planet which is about 1.5 percent of world population, but they have influenced the world, much more than their share...