Losing my skill of German.
Hey everybody. Today I arrived back from my holiday. When I was on the flight home we had just pulled into my home place in the airport and I noticed someone on the plane said 'Keine Tasche'. Now I didn't understand this 'although I should have' and when we departed the plane I grabbed my mum's phone and looked up 'Tasche'. I should know this but after a whole 6 or so days I have lost some of my german vocabulary 'only temporarily I reckon. Has anyone else experienced this drastic loss of their skill in German after just a few days?
Ganz normal. Du hast nur ein einzelnes Beispiel gegeben, aber ich nehme an, dass das mehr häufig erfolgt, oder? Sogar wenn man jeden Tag übt, würden alle Menschen ab und zu Wörter vergessen.
Darum würde ich mich nicht sorgen. Übe häufig, und mach weiter! Du kannst es schaffen!
I guess that the brain is like a muscle - if you don't use it, it will become weak in no time. On the other hand - do you really expect to activate a language skill that quick? Unless you're in a position where your brain sees your second language the same way as your first you'll allways need a few words (or even sentences) to understand the words spoken. So, everything is still natural, don't worry.