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

16 Comments


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

Haha, very nice. Great article.

Also, I can heartily recommend the book by Mark Twain mentioned in the article: "The awful German language" (http://www.amazon.com/The-Awful-German-Language/dp/3868200398). Even (or rather especially) for native speakers - you get a great outside perspective on how difficult it is to learn German. :)

May 28, 2015

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

I might get it... I've always wanted to read it :) Mark Twain is (or rather, was,) hilarious!

May 28, 2015

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

You can also read the text for free on wikisource: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Tramp_Abroad/Appendix_D Don't skip the footnotes by the way, they are pretty awesome.

May 29, 2015

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

Thanks :)

May 29, 2015

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

My first German professor quoted that book....what's more, she was a native German!

May 29, 2015

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

That was very amusing. Danke sehr.

May 27, 2015

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

Bitte schön :)

May 27, 2015

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

Das war großartig ^^ Ich fand' jede Phase unterhaltsam.

May 27, 2015

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

Das ist toll. Danke :)

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

Sad. But funny.

May 28, 2015

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

great german has always been on my list never got around to it mark twain did eventually become fluent in german so there is hope lol

May 28, 2015

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

Did he?!? I didn't know that ;-)

May 29, 2015

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

That was a great article, thanks for posting it.

June 1, 2015

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

Thanks for the article, I enjoyed it. I am not sure that I am happy about their recommendations on fluency. I don't think I can reach that level of immersion here at home.

May 28, 2015

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

Probably not... we can only try our best given a particular set of circumstances, and then tailor our expectations around them to make them more or less realistic. Setting the bar too high ultimately ends in frustration. In the end, it's always a compromise. Oh, and having fun with it is the most important thing of all, it gets us through the tough times.

May 28, 2015

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

Klasse

May 28, 2015
Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.