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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 :)

September 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leben311

I literally have the same reason!! That's so cool!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leben311

yeah I've loved photography ever since i was little! its a dream of mine!


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

That sounds wonderful! I am studying German because I have family in Vienna! I have been there 4 times and the last time I was there was in July. I studied German for one year at UCLA, and it was genuinely rewarding! =D


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

That's awesome! Here's a lingot! Good luck! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Herzlich willkommen! :-) This sounds like a very good plan. I wish you joy and success in your endeavors. And if you have any questions about German, you can always ask us by starting a thread about some particular phrase you came across.

Happy learning! :-)


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

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 !


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

I do have a ''pretty'' good camera but ok! Sounds like you know what ur talkin about :) Gracias!


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

Amen! Not German, but the world Alway need talent ad real knowledge. Learning a language seems like a good start! viel Glück.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

This is a wonderful dream. I'm sure you'll succeed. Austria is also a beautiful country to think about. Good luck to you.


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

Thank you every one for looking at this. I am very thankful for all of your support. Good luck with your own dreams, anything can happen :)


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

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!


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

I started learning german because its where my family is from. I also thought as I would love to go someday and being able to communicate in german could be useful.


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

At first I just did it just to do it but then i realized that i actually want to go there, and do photography :) Maybe even stay there for a bit, and that is so cool about your family! Good luck!


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

Danke for telling me your story! Sounds like a great plan :)


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

My Birthday is on October 31, can't say that I'm not proud of it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smautf_1

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javad768561

congratulation that's very good goal . i want this too i' try to learn germany if you guys have a tips or offer to make it easier or learn better plz send me an email . maybe we can do it better together thanks: hiva.barzanjani2@gmail.com


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

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.


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

Oh cool! Yeah I haven't gotten into Russian yet :) I tried Greek but i just couldn't get my head wrapped around the alphabet haha.Good luck!


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

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.


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

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!


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

thats so cool same reason, but i was born in Germany and lived their for 6years and I really want to go back


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

Oh sweet! do you remember living there?


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

Just hit $250 for my trip to Germany!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

how long are you going for?


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

As much as i need to get there. :)


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

yes I remember a little, but I was really young


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hannapayne186

hallo! guten tag. wie geht's?


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

Hi, I'm doing good, :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe337847

I went to Tübingen a few years ago and tried speaking a few German phrases while there. I really enjoyed it, and that prompted me to try and learn more. It's a beautiful part of the world, too!


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

Woah cool, yeah that's why I thought i'd take my Camera with me, :)


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

Omg hey i just found out that I'll be going to Colorado soon!


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

Omg I am so taking my camera


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

German is an amazing language to learn and fun too! Munich is an amazing place, some great photos there! Sulzburg (Austria) is where the sound of music was filmed, maybe you could do some photography there as well? :)


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

Sounds good, I'll put them on my list :) Gracias!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike-M-P

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 ^^


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

Gracias! That's so cool! I legit have no German in me haha, would it be easier to learn if i did? lol. But yeah that's really cool, Good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike-M-P

I think that the blood you have doesn't matter as long as you have the drive to learn it (being partially italian hasn't helped me learn italian at all :p)


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

Lol, Yeah i guess so :) :p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shutterbug-1

good luck becoming a photographer! i'm hoping to become one too. photography is TONS of fun:) the reason, i'm learning German, though, is 'cause I already know a tiny bit, so I thought I should continue. i'm enjoying it.:)


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

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

I'm the same, i use it on my friends too.. their faces and reactions are hilarious! :P


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

Lol I know right! Haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

although.. i have to say, some of them catch on quite quickly... :P


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

I'd have to go with the 2nd time i did it, I don't remember what i said tho, my cousin jumped like she'd just heard an alien language, I don't blame her, lol after that she turned around and stared at my for 10 solid mins. Yeah, that happened :P


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

Lol yeah same here :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

whats the funniest reaction you've ever had to a German phrase or word?


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

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. :)


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

Gracias! Whoever wants help for German shout it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

i'm trying to figure out which language to learn as i want to travel as well... im going to Europe next year (France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Greece), i want to be able to speak a little bit of another language to help me when im travelling.. any ideas?


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

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 :)


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

Glad i could help :)


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

Ahah, my parrot's yellin at meh right now and i think its in German! Should I be concerned.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shutterbug-1

hey, you're apparently practicing a lot! lol


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

Lol, yeah i have been, I've even been playing German music :) I think he's trying to say Wie geht's? He's getting better ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shutterbug-1

mebbe you can practice w/your parrot! :) could you recommend any cool German music?


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

Yeah, I like this one, A friend gave it to me :) https://youtu.be/KWH-694OftE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrystalBro16

I want to go some time because my mom said that it is fun


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

Oh cool, so she's been there before?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrystalBro16

Yay and she loved it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrystalBro16

@SilverMoon1213 I do to


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

That's awesome, I'm learning so I can go there as well, and not look stupid while visiting there.


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

Haha yeah, I could imagine myself doing that Lol :)


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

I think my parrot's plotting something lol :)


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

Guys... I'm in Kansas.


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

Now i can put it on the list of places I've been! California, Virginia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, and Kansas!


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

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...


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

Cool! Yeah, ALOT of ppl speak German. Good luck with ur German!


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

It's viel. And your welcome! :)


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

Hey I was wondering if you could add me as a friend because I can't add you as a friend for some reason. my computer is a real pain:/


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

Oh u where following me it just didn't show. it does that sometimes. ur on my friend list :)

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