So, I don't know if I am the only one who feels this way but I am a little anxious about Immersion. I just started learning German here recently and still don't quite have the confidence I need to actually try to translate. I've been learning and studying for a little over a month or two. I am pretty good at retaining all the words, phrases and meanings, but because I just started learning recently, it makes me nervous about trying it out. Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice at all would be very helpful.
It's like learning to swim. Just jump in the pool and start paddling. Nothing bad can happen. Either you'll be right and others will click on 'looks good' or you'll be wrong and you will have the opportunity to see what you did wrong and you'll learn from it. :)
Hi Danielle! I was quite nervous about translating from Spanish, which I only started learning about a month ago as well.. But Lyarra has uploaded lots of beginner-friendly articles (in Spanish) and Luis wrote somewhere that after you've finished the second part of the tree, you should be able to translate many things in the immersion section :) In my (limited) experience, it's quite nice to start with recipes and children's stories/jokes :)
I think I started translating about a week ago, and on Saturday I translated a >250 sentence story (it's long, but relatively simple)! It took me forever, but I had such an awesome feeling and it taught me so much! Dive in! :D
Thanks for all your encouragement, advice and the links you provided me. I'm still pretty nervous about diving it but I know it will only help me better my German. I have looked at the links you provided and it actually makes me feel a little better about diving right in to it.
I'm new to the site and just discovered it a few days ago and was completely blown away. My computer was out of commission for a long time and we are finally getting it fixed but it still needs some work. I can't do any lessons on the computer because of an update that for some reason does not want to install, therefore I cant hear or use the microphone to do my lessons online so as of right now, I'm strictly mobile (lesson wise).
Thank you again for your encouraging advice and the documents you provided. And congrats on your successful translations! :)
Thanks so much. I think I'm just over thinking it and letting it worry me. What better way to learn and understand more than just throwing yourself into it. :) Thanks again.
Now comes the hard part of finding an untranslated articles/story in the German immersion section. -__- They are rarely added and people jump on them before you can get the chance. Your best bet would be to upload your own article so you can be first to give it a go.
Yes, I am going to start looking for some beginner to medium materials to translate. I'm going to take praer's advice and start off with recipes and children stories, it seems about the easiest thing to start with since I know many foods and numbers/measurements. I appreciate your advice. Thanks! :)