https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50

Why did you choose German?

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Warum Deutsch? I was wondering why you chose to learn German.

February 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/RJBachner

My wife and I needed a new secret language to speak in front of our daughter since English is her mother tongue and french is now being taught in school ( we live in Quebec) Also my wife wants to watch knitting podcasts in German as she has seen almost literally all of them in English.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL
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That is too funny! How is it working? I guess the positive side to it not working is that your daughter will pick up another language.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50
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Thanks for the link.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN
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Keine Ursache!

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephanie62857

I wanted to try a new and frankly challenging language! Hope I can get throught it.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NikhilBeke

I know this has been shared multiple times in the past, but still would love to share this: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/02/why-we-should-learn-german-john-le-carre

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50
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Ich hatte das nicht gelesen. Ich liebe dass. Sehr schön und sehr wahr.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AshTheKitten

Why wouldn't I choose German?

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyamKumar

Because I cannot do shopping properly in Germany :P

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielleGeorge

I am 14 and homeschooled, I just wanted to learn a foreign language. I was teaching myself Latin but wanted to learn a language that was actually spoken. German just kind of jumped out at me as the one to learn. I also want to travel to Germany among other places Still only learned 189 words but loving it!

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Benjamen89

On a whim. I nearly chose sign-language instead but happy so far with learning German.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dcounts
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I was a musician turning 40 and I got a case of the "Oh No What Am I Gonna Do's" so I went back to school, majoring in Electrical Engineering. I needed 3 more credits and I was so saturated with the curriculum I decided to take something totally removed from my major. German it was. I aced a year and a half of German (and everything else) but an old buddy offered me a job playing music in Switzerland. That was the end of my formal education. My French teacher turned me onto Duolingo. I think it's fabulous. And I'm still playing music. The End.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50
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Tolle Geschichte!

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dcounts
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Danke. Duo needs a "Like" button.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoreni4

it does use the upvote button

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/exp271828
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Alright dcounts, your story made me smile! Danke! (And your 'das Ende' on the end was a shot of pure genius ... which leads to to wonder, when you get to the end of a song, do you let it kind of fade out, or do you put a period on the end of the piece? (chuckle)).

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dcounts
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I like to do something interesting, musically humorous if I can figure something out. Nobody fades out anymore, so it's fun to do now & then. If I'm not entertaining myself, how can I expect anyone else to be entertained? Thanks for the chuckle.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pejmands

Actually, I learned a foreign language for fun. German or any other language does not matter. Now I understand the structure of my mother tongue better. The interesting point I found that there are many similarities between Persian and German that they are not in English.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Torniojaws
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That's where all the jobs are nowadays, so it's a valuable skill to uphold for the future :) In case a move is needed.

I studied German as an elective 4th language (after native Finnish, "rikssvenska" Swedish and English) in primary school for 3 years, and as a further elective in Gymnasium for another 2 years, with a little bit more here and there. And I was a big Rammstein fan back in those days, from 1997 on :)

But between 2005 and 2017, I hadn't needed German for anything so it kind of faded. Until we had all-German clientel in my previous job, where German wasn't needed but of course it was very helpful for the work and chatting with our German colleagues. That's when I started using Duolingo :)

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sofiamathilde

I had a German grandma and as a child I could speak the language fluently, but over the years I've lost the ability so wanted to see if I could re-learn

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/silenciador9

babylon berlin and Staudamm

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MykeDeWolf

I’m planning on starting German when I finish my Spanish tree. I have a german grandmother and go on regular visits to Germany, and I think it would be cool to be able to communicate more effectively there.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NYTechKid

I was a BIG fan of Tokio Hotel. Still am, to some degree. :)

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kurtzantingh13

i love watching German football but so I would love to understand the language

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Benjamino480892

my mom speaks German and I wanted to be able to speak it with her.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EliJorgens1

I've always wanted to go to Germany and see the beautiful cities and towns. If I can learn German I could easily communicate with the citizens better and travel around. Not only that but I've recently fallen in love with the German language and would love to master it.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tim724808

I have a German learner granddaughter with bilingual parents ( German/English). She attends a German International school, so I would like to learn with her so that we may strengthen each others written and conversational languages.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LavethWolf
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Ich wollte Holländisch lernen, aber ich habe Deutsch anstatt von Holländisch gelernt weil es mehr Leute die Deutsch sprechen um der Welt gibt, und allgemein war die Deutsch Sprache mehr nützlich. Obwohl beide schöne Sprache sind.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50
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Ich verstand dich gut. Danke.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinaVym1

I choose german because I like it, becuse I like to watch and listen german music on YT. And I would like to visit Germany - it is my neighbour country and I have never been there.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Todd50
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Woher kommen Sie?

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gothicsquirrel
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I learnt German for a year when I was at school but had to drop it after that because of timetable clashes. I did try to pick up again a couple of times in later years, but I never really got very far (I think the book I was using had a lot to do with that). When I found Duolingo I decided to give it another go, and this time I'm making some progress. I hadn't actually realised how much progress until last night when I read a post on facebook and only registered halfway through that it was in German when I hit a word I didn't understand!

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrLuthfi

I was born in Germany, yet after I was in 1st grade my family decided it would be better if we move back to Indonesia so that I can be with my relatives. I can no longer speak German fluently but I want to prove people that I am born from there.

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort
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I didn't really choose German, it chose me; my mom is a German professor, my dad also speaks it pretty well, and we typically had German exchange students or Au Pairs living in my home for much of my childhood, and my mom would take me up to her office because both my parents worked full time, so I would be in the building with her and the other German instructors, I'd go to the German coffee hour...and of course people tried to speak to me as a kid so I picked some of it up. My family took me to Germany.

Once I already had some background in German I wanted to keep it up so I took it in high school, went to Germany again. I then, years later, had another opportunity to go to Germany yet again, so I took it.

I still feel like my German is a bit shaky but it is a very familiar language to me.

Why I've chosen to keep it up...I like German culture and society and I like Germans, I have always loved visiting Germany. I love their train system, their baked goods, I love talking with Germans, they often have a cute sense of humor and I find something about their culture very pleasant. And German-language stuff is useful in a lot of the work I do...there's a lot of material on the web in German, and I sometimes use the language in the course of my work on RateTea.

It's not the language I've focused most on becoming fluent in, but I enjoy keeping it up and I get excited when I run into Germans and get the opportunity to speak it! And everyone in my family speaks it too, mostly better than me, so I have ample opportunity to practice it.

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ArekStryjski

With coming mass deportation on horizon (I mean Brexit) there is the need to work on some plan B ;-)

I was living in Germany and Austria in the past, and I need some refreshment and a more systematic way to learn it. At that time I didn't need it because I was working in the international firm.

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElliottofRivia

Hab' Deutsch mit 15 oder 16 an der Schule gelernt, aber ich musste wählen, ob ich lieber stattdessen Chor machen wollte. Ich hab' mich entschieden, Chor zu machen (nehmen?), also war das bestimmt eine gute Entscheidung. Ich hab' aber Deutsch vermisst, und hab' angefangen, letztes Jahr Deutsch nochmals zu lernen.

Ich finde die Logik und Grammatik von der Sprache interessant, und die meisten Leute(n?) hier sprechen kein Deutsch. Deshalb fühle ich mich etwas einzig. :)

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/germantrap

i have german heritige in my family so it would be senisable to learn german

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/germantrap

sepecin ze diocch

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judy_Blue_Eyes
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I want to learn the language of my ancestors.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ludus_
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(1) I like German and find it funny, (2) I hope it might be useful for my work, and (3) I collect German post stamps so I need to read in German sometimes

February 21, 2018
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