How do I learn to speak German?

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Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by FitBoy01 » 30 Dec 2020, 03:10

In German itself, what I was taught was to start thinking. That is not at all intended to go for translation. Understand all the verbs according to the context in which they are used and how they are used. Only start framing words, then. So avoid studying the verbs and nouns and try to recall them in the context or photographs etc. of their English meanings.

The verb playing, for instance, will be played but only for particular items such as musical instruments and anything. The verb for sport is Sport treiben instead of Sport spielen.

A little tip will be to draw photos next to the nouns that you learn from z.b. Blume, a tiny flower next to him. And just try to write the meaning of verbs in German itself. :)

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by garry » 10 Oct 2020, 13:22

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Portuguese#Spelling_differences
8 SURPRISING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE AND PORTUGAL PORTUGUESE :
https://www.theintrepidguide.com/differences-brazilian-portuguese-vs-portugal-portuguese/
Brazilians have an open pronunciation whilst European Portuguese have a closed one.

I like Portugal , old music from Portugal / big choice here :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLcXSPiATFcJU0ddNywFmFw/videos
old fado
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4OTNxDtxL4

Portuguese is the sixth most spoken native language in the world.
The amount of native Portuguese speakers is estimated to be around 220 million people.
Portuguese is spoken in ten different territories in four continents including:

-Portugal
-Brazil
-Moçambique
-Angola
-Guinea Bissau
-East Timor
-Equatorial Guinea
-Macau
-Cabo Verde
-São Tomé e Príncipe

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by BoBo » 09 Oct 2020, 08:52

I’ve been to Lisbon several times and would love to live there. Bc I'm actually living close to Frankfurt/Main (Central Germany/Europe) I can lend you a hand researching German stuff. CU 8-)

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by Jimmy Asher » 09 Oct 2020, 07:39

I found that actually going to the country of the language which you want to learn is the best way. I wanted to learn Portuguese to join a start-up and i struggled for weeks to learn. Then one trip to Lisbon for three weeks and i picked up so many expressions and street language, when i came back i was actually able to have small conversation and then my language learning just picked up. I also kept some penpals from there and kept practicing with them. Of course just going somewhere new could be scary, i found this cool guide to Lisbon though [Mod edit: Link removed.] you can find something similar for some city in germany?

go for it man! you'll never waste your many travelling.

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by joedf » 11 Jun 2020, 18:21

Sehr interessant :+1:

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by BoBo » 11 Jun 2020, 16:06



That's the way to go, denn der Weg ist das Ziel! :thumbup: (750h to acquire German (a level 2 language))

Re: How do I learn to speak German?

Post by bugs_bunny » 11 Jun 2020, 15:52

I know another resource that is really useful to practice speaking.
There are listening parts and then practicing parts.
The nice side of it is the page is completely free. I strongly recommend it.
https://www.magiclingua.com/learn-german/how-to-say-hello-in-german
Greetings

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.
Image

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


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