Got German?!

Omagh, Northern Ireland
June 19, 2008 6:37am CST
Have you learned German as a Second Language? How did You go about it? School? Evening Classes? Work experience? Share!
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19 Jun 08
No I don't speak German - I learnt french and Italina in school but have forgotten most of it now unfortunately! I am looking to take maybe Italin back up and would probably do it at home with a cd to listen to. x
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Aug 08
You should really go to Italy on a holiday,and see what you remember or pick up again Plenty budget flights.. After I came back from Germany,people would ask me about my experiences,some of them telling Me they'd done A level German,and wanting to hear Me speak some of it..they were only able to pick up a word or two,it had faded off when they didn't use it!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
22 Dec 09
Did You visit Italy recently?
22 Dec 09
Yes I did and I tried a few phrases whilst there and thankfully they understood me!!! Still trying to pick it up but, am never seem to have much time to sit properly and do it!
• India
19 Jun 08
I have learned german 5 months back i find it very interesting. i have learned only basic A1 level.I learnt in my office only they are conducting training on german all the time so i told my manager that i want to learn german so finally i got chance to learn. I attended 4 months daily 3 hours class of german. Now atleast i can talk a bit and understand as well.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Aug 08
It's good if you have the chance to use it in your business when You're talking with Customers!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
22 Dec 09
I work in a Hotel..We recently hired a couple of German Chefs,the Pastry Chef is Hungarian and also Speaks German,so I've been getting a quick refresher in conversational German recently!
@cobradene (1171)
• India
22 Dec 09
Years back I used to rehearse for plays at the German Language center, and since then had a fascination for this language. But I never found the opportunity to learn it. Now that my girlfriend is German, I have to learn this language and working hard on it. I have downloaded a few lessons also, but it's so tough... The words and grammar is really difficult. It's as difficult to learn, as much as it would for a foreigner to learn any Indian language. They have similar styles for grammar like our Indian languages. A different prefix for feminine, masculine and neuter. They also have different "you"s for elders and young ones, and close ones, and distant ones. So, there are many rules to learn and many words which may mean the same but to be used under varying circumstances. A bit difficult and challenging. The pronunciation is a challenge, just like learning Sanskrit or Hindi or Tamil...
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Apr 12
German would have some roots in common with English,though maybe having a first language with similar pronouns might be an advantage over a language that has just one..I hope you got to visit Germany and try out your skills!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
nice picture of jagermeister! anyways, when my hubby and i first got married, i took german at night school (we have been married for 20 years) in order to talk to his family (obviously his family is german) and over the many years that we have been together, i have managed to pick up quite a bit of german - i usually can understand the gist of the conversation, but not all of it.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
19 Jun 08
Thanks for the comment! the pic came along with the subject,btw I did a Training Course after catering College that gave me 6 months Language training and a Year in a Job in Germany...20+ Years on,It hasn't gone away! I've been trying out German Podcasts as a refresher...