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 :)
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
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 do have a ''pretty'' good camera but ok! Sounds like you know what ur talkin about :) Gracias!
Amen! Not German, but the world Alway need talent ad real knowledge. Learning a language seems like a good start! viel Glück.
This is a wonderful dream. I'm sure you'll succeed. Austria is also a beautiful country to think about. Good luck to you.
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 :)
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 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.
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!
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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!
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!
thats so cool same reason, but i was born in Germany and lived their for 6years and I really want to go back
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!
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? :)
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 ^^
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!
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)
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.:)
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!
I'm the same, i use it on my friends too.. their faces and reactions are hilarious! :P
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
whats the funniest reaction you've ever had to a German phrase or word?
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. :)
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?
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 :)
Ahah, my parrot's yellin at meh right now and i think its in German! Should I be concerned.
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 ;)
mebbe you can practice w/your parrot! :) could you recommend any cool German music?
That's awesome, I'm learning so I can go there as well, and not look stupid while visiting there.
Now i can put it on the list of places I've been! California, Virginia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, and Kansas!
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...
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