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

Fun Way to Learn More German

Hallo!

I found a fun way to add to my German vocabulary. Switch the preferred language on Websites that have the option to German. For example, at the bottom of your YouTube main page is an option to choose which language you prefer. Change it to German and it kinda forces you to learn words or look them up. I am pretty sure you can do the same on Google as well as other sites. The more German the better!

Annie

February 16, 2018

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

Yup. I've switched my phone's language from Swedish to German. Definitely a good idea to get more familiar with the language.

February 16, 2018

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

Gute Idee!

February 16, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Yes, it's a form of immediate immersion.

    Nowadays many electronic devices, software programs, etc, will allow you to change their language.

    February 16, 2018

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

    I've considered changing my computer's language, but I'm scared I won't understand anything. I need to get over myself and just take the plunge.

    February 16, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Maybe start with a couple programs before changing the whole operative system.

      February 16, 2018

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

      Just remember, keep a German dictionary handy! Either a big ole book or a website like dict.cc...then, if you get jammed up, you can figure it out!

      February 17, 2018

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

      Yes, this is a good idea. I have done it for my phone. A lot of it is 'muscle memory' anyway so you intrinsically know which buttons/option to press for apps you use a lot like Facebook/Spotify etc. Just make sure you remember how to get to the language settings in your phone to change them back if you get stuck!

      February 20, 2018

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

      Great idea!

      February 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruth919289

      Gute Idee. Danke! I have also add a German keyboard to my devices. Helpful, but be careful of auto-correct!

      February 16, 2018

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

      I switched my keyboard to German on my home PC. I got tired of keyboard shortcuts for the umlauts, lol....I just have to remember to keep my y and z letters straight....there the most used for me...

      February 17, 2018

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

      I've done this a few times and it's very helpful. When I took German in high school I liked buying cheap DS games and changing the language on them too.

      February 18, 2018
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