How do I learn to speak German?

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Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 11 Feb 2019, 17:17

Oou great! Thanks for the offer! :D

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Ahk_fan » 11 Feb 2019, 16:55

I speak and read a little bit russian. But my native language ist german.So If You have a question, I will try to find a solution(my aunt speaks proffesional russian). My technical russian ist not good, but I come to an understanding.
Greetings

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 11 Feb 2019, 15:58

I'm trying to pick up russian here, using Living Language's The Basics - Russian and duolingo. The book is very good for actual rules, writing, pronunciation, etc. Duolingo is great for casual practice. :+1:

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by garry » 04 Feb 2019, 18:38

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 04 Feb 2019, 10:31

Scr1pter wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 20:15
Good to know. :)
This means I can write my future PMs to you in German ;)

Cheers!
Use whichever language you prefer, and I will my best to respond ;)

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by garry » 04 Feb 2019, 05:40

German Language Compared to other Languages
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcxvQI88JRY
Monty Python: in Bavaria ,where the trees are made of wood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsEH578NiWY
Funny GERMAN INSULTS (with translations)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOCIu0_GfI

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Scr1pter » 03 Feb 2019, 20:15

Good to know. :)
This means I can write my future PMs to you in German ;)

Cheers!

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 03 Feb 2019, 19:04

I am half-german ;)
My first languages as a child were mandarin and german. I only learned french and english later on, school, etc .
Well I do have citizenship if you prefer that definition :b

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by gregster » 03 Feb 2019, 16:13

Scr1pter wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 16:08
@joedf:
I guess you will have difficulties to pronounce it ;)
Afaik, Joe speaks some german :shh:

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Scr1pter » 03 Feb 2019, 16:08

@joedf:
I guess you will have difficulties to pronounce it ;)

Cheers!

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 03 Feb 2019, 15:20

Deutsche. Deutsche überall.
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Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by jeeswg » 02 Feb 2019, 01:49

- Great clip garry thanks.
- In English, I like quotation books and lists of idioms/proverbs (wise phrases). So similar lists in German would be great, be they quotes translated to German, or original German quotes.

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by garry » 01 Feb 2019, 17:55

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Scr1pter » 27 Jan 2019, 18:26

Learning a language by going to clubs?
Or did I misinterpret the meaning of clubbing?

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by moneill » 15 Jan 2019, 06:31

I like to learn languages on the go with apps like babbel or duolingo. If you do that on a daily basis, you get on well.

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by aeiklmr » 06 Jan 2019, 10:36

Helgef wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 03:13
You will get by quite well with english in Germany, at least if you avoid the elderly :wink:.
Cheers :xmas:.
I work for a German company, I kinda like them. Besides that, I have colleagues from more than 20 countries I like diversity. I usually visit the HQ in Stuttgart, I am always amazed how bright-minded everyone in Germany. It's like another planet. Since I hear a lot of German talks, I started to learn it again. The economy is stable they feed the whole EU. :roll:

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by garry » 25 Dec 2018, 10:16

@nnnik
Thats not german.
yes, that's because you get >> [FATAL ERROR] :)

@Scr1pter
Looks a bit like Dutch.
Dutch is like a messed up version of German
(nl-nederlands / de-german )

Code: Select all

nl-'het winkel'  de-'der Laden'
de-'der Winkel'  nl-'de  hoek'
nl-'het meer'    de-'der See'
de-'das Meer'    nl-'de  zee'
nl-'de  krant'   de-'die Zeitung'
nl-'de  tijd'    de-'die Zeit'
nl-'bellen'      de-'anrufen'
de-'bellen'      nl-'blaffen'
afrikaans like dutch :
Jim Reeves afrikaans / Bolandse Nooientjie ( beautiful dreamer )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ns_4xcXNMM

Een Belg, en 2 Engelsen krijgen een botsing. Zegt de Engelse: “I am sorry.” Zegt de 2e Engelse: “I am sorry too.” Zegt de belg: “I am sorry 3.”
A bear went into a bar and ordered a beer. He gave the bartender a twenty and
the bartender went to the other end of the bar to put the money in the
register. The second bartender whispered to the first, "He's a bear, what
does he know, shortchange him." The first bartender brings the bear $10 in
change. A little while later the bartender starts talking to the bear and
mentions, "We don't get many bears in this bar." The bear replies, "I'm not
surprised, at $10 a beer I sure won't be back again....

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Scr1pter » 25 Dec 2018, 05:37

Well, English is a Germanic language.
Even though there are differences compared to German,
there are also a lot of similarities.

But I believe the most difficult things are:
- articles (der, die, das - instead of the)
- ö, ä, ü, ß

However, my advice is not to focus too much on articles.
Many of them make no sense.
A table is male, a car is neuter, and a bottle is female.
(In Bulgarian it would be: female, female, neuter.)
Even though it sounds funny when people use wrong articles, we would still understand them without problems.

Probably you should start translating some easy sentences.
I (or some other Germans) will just check it.

Regards

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by iseahound » 25 Dec 2018, 00:14

@scr1pter American. I speak, think, and write in English. Passing conversational Chinese as well.

I listen to a fair amount of German music, and come across a few German phrases in literature, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. Raum und Zeit.

One really interesting fact is that America and Germany are one of the few countries that will be able to supplant their declining birth rate/population with immigration!

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Scr1pter » 24 Dec 2018, 17:35

Looks a bit like Dutch.
Dutch is like a messed up version of German :HeHe:

Regards

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