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

Finally in Berlin!

I have been learning German for the past 4 months and now I am finally in Berlin! I am no where near fluent and I only really have basic conversation skills but it is so nice to be able to talk to people and hold a basic conversation in German. It is so fun to be able to translate the signs and see the language used in everyday life.

May 25, 2015

47 Comments


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

Have fun! With the disclaimer that I've only been to Germany twice, one thing I really enjoyed about Berlin was that if you spoke to people in German, they spoke back in German instead of switching to English automatically.

May 25, 2015

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

Herzlich willkommen. Genieß deine Zeit hier.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XD29
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Viel Spaß!

May 25, 2015

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

welcome in my hometown ;)

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trisha1961

It's really good listening to others as well isn't it, and trying to pick out phrases or just words. Being immersed for even a short time makes all that learning worthwhile!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Good for you. I love Berlin, and in Berlin I met a lot of Germans who did not speak English beyond a few words, so German is very important. Enjoy Germany

May 25, 2015

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

Using the language in your day to day life is truly the best way to learn a language! It's the immersion that counts :)

May 25, 2015

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

No matter if it's just a short trip or if you plan to stay longer I really hope you enjoy your stay in Berlin as much as I always enjoy mine. In Berlin there is always something fascinating just around the next corner.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

So-o-o jealous! My daughter and grandkids are going this summer. Enjoy your experience!

May 25, 2015

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

I lived in Berlin with a German family quite a while ago when the Wall was still up. It is my dream to return soon and walk under the Brandenberger Tor and stay at least one night at the Hotel Adlon, Berlin's finest hotel. Have you taken the S-Bahn out to Lake Wannsee? The Tiergarten is one of the world's great parks, I loved going there to just relax. All the Berliners I met couldn't have been nicer And the family I stayed with practically adopted me. I hope you're there for a long stay. You'll see your conversational German soar to fluency. Alles gutes!

May 26, 2015

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

What a story. I was born in the GDR, but was only 1 year old when the wall fell... It's strange that two of my three older brothers were born in the 70ths and were raised in a totally different social and political system than me... Hope you will return to Berlin one day =)

May 27, 2015

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

Me too [in berlin] would you like train together?

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichGaughan97

Enjoy Berlin! I will be going in September so I hope to hear about your experiences in the city :)

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnel1

That's great! Be brave and use that German no matter what! :) Tell us later what you saw and did there, but for now just live it up!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

Savor each moment in Berlin.

Try a Currywurst while you are there.

May 25, 2015

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

Shelby, how long are you in Berlin? I won't have the time for the next 3 weeks due to my final exams, but we could meet afterwards. Have an awesome time here!

May 26, 2015

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

Ich liebe auch Deutschland und ich gehen oft. Wenn ich meinen Baum in Englisch abzuschließen, werde ich die deutsche starten. Viel Glück!

May 26, 2015

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

Have you already bumped from Berlin Wall or wie sagen Sie das in Deutsch? I want to be in your place. Enjoy Berlin.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moji987

Das ist sehr gut. Wish I could go there one day!

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madelinemariee6

That's awesome! I've been wanting to go to Germany. My boyfriend is actually from Germany and he will be leaving to go back soon since he was only here for a year as an exchange student. I wish you all the best!

May 28, 2015

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

Just got back from studying abroad for four months in there. Loved every second!

May 28, 2015

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

lucky ducks! i couldn't go on the trip with my school this summer :(

May 25, 2015

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

sound sooo great !!!

May 25, 2015

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

Wow, you are in Berlin! I am so jealous! I would love to be in Germany and be able to practice my German with the locals. Lucky for you! Have a wonderful time!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angel-mar77

This is so nice! I'm envying you for be in Berlin, practicing much more and talk in German. Have fun! Good stay in Germany! Tschúss!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pachus53

Enjoy your stay in Berlin.

May 25, 2015

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

That's great! Congratulations!

May 25, 2015

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

I am also planning to be there.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GermanLear4

well done I'm on the way to learning german

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshwaniCha5

Das ist gut

May 26, 2015

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

Enjoy yourself! I was in Freiburg for 3 weeks during the Christmas season the 90's and spoke no German. But, I did get to sing in a German choir. The words came easily but I had no idea what they meant. I would love to go back after studying for a while.

May 26, 2015

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

i cant wait until i get off to germany

May 26, 2015

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

Let us know how your trip helps your language learning. Enjoy!

May 26, 2015

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

Meinst du ein Berlinerweisser? (Bier und Erdbeersaft)

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
  • 1999

Auch gut!

May 27, 2015

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

Sehr gut. Ich trinke zwei und dann bin ich blau!

May 27, 2015

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

Ach Mensch, du hast ja viel Glück, damit du die fähigkeit nach Deutschland gehen hast! Und von allen Orten des Landes, hast du natürlich nach dem Ort, dem ich am meistens reisen will! xD Ich bin so jelly. Stell sicher viele Bilder machen, und wenn es möglich ist, zeig einfach alle von uns, sodass wir weiterhin jelly zu sein! Hah. Viel spaß in Berlin!

May 27, 2015

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

Berlin ist eine schoene Stadt. Viel Spass dabei.

May 27, 2015

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

That's Awesome! I have been studying for a whopping 5 or 6 days but have always been fascinated with this language. I hope someday to visit the country. When I was in the military I really wanted to be stationed in Germany, but alas it did not happen. I wish you all the best and make sure you have a couple beers for me!

Timothy

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Cavani

It's a great way to learn a language .. I hope u enjoy It

May 27, 2015

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

Enjoy your stay and resist the urge to speak English with those Germans who want to practice their English. I live in Germany now for almost 10 years, and I always say that the longer I live in Germany the better my English gets! Often Germans will hear my American accent when I speak in German and then answer me back in English. Now I don't fall for that switch and, instead, keep speaking to them in German. I find the German people, for the most part, love it when we try to speak their language and are so willing to either help and correct your mistakes or are gracious in trying to understand what it is exactly I want to communicate. I probably could live here all my life and never fully master this language, but with this program, I find learning this hard language can even be a bit of fun!

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deutschklasse1

Hallo Berliner! Just speak as much as possible. You will improve and speak faster if you don't worry about speaking perfectly. I had weak grammar, but I just kept using German and learning from the Germans I spoke to. Now my grammar is very strong, but my speaking is very fluent. Don't be afraid to stick with the conversations; your comprehension will improve as you are exposed to new expressions, because they happen IN CONTEXT! Vollgas!!!

May 29, 2015

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

Deutschklasse is so right! This was my exact experience living in Berlin. I didn't worry about errors in grammar ( which I still make a lot of ) I just spoke in German and let the Germans correct me. I have written in German on these posts from time to time, and if I make a mistake I'm sure to have it corrected. I almost think you learn better from corrections than trying to speak or write with perfect grammar. Go for it!!

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epetterson12

That is so awesome! My husband is German and I am constantly around it everyday for the past 3 years but I still can not hold a conversation! Thankfully I came across duolingo and have him to help!

May 29, 2015

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

You have to tell your husband not to speak to you in anything but German for 24 hours. You must not speak any English for any reason during this period. If you will do this on a consistent basis you will soon be fluent. Don't worry about grammar; let your husband correct your mistakes. I'm sure he will be happy for you to speak to him in his native language. Alles gutes!

May 29, 2015

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

Enjoy it! Berlin is great, I've been there twice.

May 31, 2015
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