Reasons to love German
The reason I love German is because it a fun easy language, that you and family can talk to each other in. Some reasons I dislike are because it has multiple meaning for some word like bitte. It means please and your welcome!
" Some reasons I dislike are because it has multiple meaning for some word like bitte. It means please and your welcome! "
I don't consider it a disadvange at all. Think of Bitte as a Joker card, it can be used in many situations!
Not only that, but that's the case for a lot of words in most languages. For example, in English there is lead, which either means the element or is from the verb to lead. And they are not even pronounced the same way!
I like German because you can just glue words together. For example Steuer = tax,
Steueridentifikationsnummer = Tax indentification number = Tax ID
While German is probably the king of compound words, many other languages do this too. Chinese does it a lot, and Japanese does it too as a result (since Japanese absorbed a lot of Chinese vocabulary along with the writing system, and then for a very long time coined new words out of Chinese roots).
The Japanese word for "vending machine" is 自動販売機 (jidouhanbaiki). If you look at the meaning of each individual character, it literally means something along the lines of "self moving marketing sell machine," but in reality it's sorta a compound of compounds, because 自動 (jidou, literally "self-moving") means automatic, 販売 (hanbai, literally "marketing sell") means sales/marketing, and 機 (ki) is a suffix than means machine.
Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass jemand Deutsch wegen der Steueridentifikationsnummer mag :-D
I'm checking off a bucket list dream to read the Grimms' fairytales in their original language. There's so much that is part of german language constructions and subtleties of word choice that cannot be translated that tales I thought I knew are brand new to new again.
Learning German brings out my love in Discovery again...Something I thought lost a looooong time ago.
I enjoy learning German because it allows me to communicate better with my Austrian colleagues.
I like to study German because it is the language of philosophy, togeter with Greek and Latin
Lieder, Oper, Poesie, Romane, Filme...Isaac, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms usw. Goethe, Heine. Mann, Grass, Peterson. Das Boot, Der Untergang, Lola Rennt.
Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen...
Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf preiset die Tage...
Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand, Gebückt in sich und unbekannt...
Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust, das Wandern...
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind...
Ich auf der Erd, am Himmel du, wir wandern beide rüstig zu...
Freude, schöne Gotterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium...
So hab ich doch die ganze Woche mein feines Liebchen nicht gesehn...
I love singing all of them.