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TOMORROWEVE
05-11-2003, 22:44
I have started to work for the German company.
Need to lean German (not like I should, but I guess
it would help my career + I am quite enthusiastic).
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to start
with the second foreign language. The only thing I
know as far is a couple of common phrases and of course
I been told about how difficult the German grammar is.
Thank you all in advance.

Ledka
06-11-2003, 11:36
the best way is to go to Germany. It is what I did and it helped a lot after useless university classes.

achim
17-11-2003, 17:51
i recommend to see some german films.
museij kino is a good place to do this.

good sources:
http://www.goethe.de/oe/mos/
http://www.aktuell.ru
http://www.germanizer.com

Sadie
17-11-2003, 18:02
Originally posted by achim
i recommend to see some german films.
museij kino is a good place to do this.

porno?
:rolleyes: :confused: :cool:

achim
17-11-2003, 19:22
yes for sure, i think it is more easy to understand uh, ahhhhhh

Sadie
17-11-2003, 19:23
u forgot oooh, mmmmmmm... das ist fantastich....... ummmmm

Jet
17-11-2003, 19:25
Sad, how many languages do u speak?

Sadie
17-11-2003, 19:36
Sam ti SAD, I fine danke schon. My name is Sadiechka!;) :p
Jet, German porno is easy to understand. Alas i don't speak German, though i used to study and gonna study it soon.

Who can teach me German??!! A?? I am incredibly LAZY!

Jet
17-11-2003, 19:43
I can teach u some Dutch, then u can understand some German

I'd like to learn Italian and French

DaveUKagain
22-11-2003, 15:58
Eeeeek - Jet, don`t let a Dutchman hear you saying that, Meneer !
Having lived in both countries I can read Dutch and speak German, I don`t think the two languages are very similar, and a great way to start an argument in the Netherlands is to tell a Dutchman that his language "is just like German". ;-)))))

Nevin
01-12-2003, 11:43
If you have a reasonable understanding of german then you should be able to read some Dutch, but being able ti understand people speaking it is much harder (if you have no knowledge of Dutch).

Agree that the best way to learn German is to go and live there like I did, as well as spending 7 years at school and University studying it, and I'm still not that great. There are no shortcuts unfortunately unless you are rich and have a lot of spare time.

DaveUKagain
01-12-2003, 14:00
Originally posted by Nevin
If you have a reasonable understanding of german then you should be able to read some Dutch, but being able ti understand people speaking it is much harder (if you have no knowledge of Dutch).

Agree that the best way to learn German is to go and live there like I did, as well as spending 7 years at school and University studying it, and I'm still not that great. There are no shortcuts unfortunately unless you are rich and have a lot of spare time.

Too true there, Nevin. ;-) My German is OK, I can read Dutch newspapers- can I speak it ? Nope. ;-))))) German I have no problems with, but Dutch is incredibly difficult for me to speak. No idea why - it`s just"tuning the radio", I think.

The Germans`ll all tell you that Dutch is "like Plattdeutsch" - an older and simpler variant of German. The Dutch`ll tell you it`s their own language, and they`re very (rightly) proud of it. Still a reasonably difficult language, though. ;-)))))

Yep, 100% true - if you want to learn German, go to Germany. ;-))) I learnt more there in a year than I did in 5 years at school. Mark Twain wrote an essay on how difficult it was to learn German - it`s worth reading sometime - I agree with everything he says. ;-)))