https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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/Leben311

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

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Woah really?!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Nice! :)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Leben311

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

January 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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! :-)

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kl.estes

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 !

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarmint

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

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Danke!

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Gracias

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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 :)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Roulettefox

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.

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnRayson

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.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahJoWriston

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Oh sweet! do you remember living there?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Just hit $250 for my trip to Germany!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

how long are you going for?

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

As much as i need to get there. :)

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahJoWriston

yes I remember a little, but I was really young

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hannapayne186

thats amazing!!

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hannapayne186

hallo! guten tag. wie geht's?

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Hi, I'm doing good, :)

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hannapayne186

nice me too!!

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

.O.

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Omg I am so taking my camera

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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? :)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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 ^^

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Lol, Yeah i guess so :) :p

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JopxrVRd

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.:)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Lol I know right! Haha

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Lol yeah same here :P

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Hard to say....

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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. :)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

great advice!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Gracias! Whoever wants help for German shout it :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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 :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy12346

danke shön!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Glad i could help :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JopxrVRd

hey, you're apparently practicing a lot! lol

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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 ;)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JopxrVRd

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JopxrVRd

thanks:)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Np! :)

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalBro16

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Oh cool, so she's been there before?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalBro16

Yay and she loved it

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Cool :)

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalBro16

Do u want to go

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Yeah i wanna go! :)

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Cool :)

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalBro16

@SilverMoon1213 I do to

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NayThainYol

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

I think my parrot's plotting something lol :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaKhalil

Ich bin Slitherdor

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaKhalil

nice

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Danke :)

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Guys... I'm in Kansas.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

.O. !!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

It just HAPPENED.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 23, 2017

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

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hossein_Alavi

Viele Danke!

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

It's viel. And your welcome! :)

September 26, 2017

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

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

Ok i will. :)

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

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

September 26, 2017

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