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Don't give up, Learners!

 
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Liendo



Joined: 29 Jul 2006
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:18 am    Post subject: Don't give up, Learners! Reply with quote

Okay, we all know German can be annoying at times with the inflecting nouns and etc., but is it really as difficult as people claim it to be?

The majority of people in the United States usually classify German as a difficult language, they say this even though they themselves have never studied it. It doesn't really make any sense to me.

Then there's this stupid Case System Myth. Yeah, German has four cases, but for some unexplainable reason, we over here tend to think it extremely complex and foreboding. I for one can say that it isn't all it's been cracked up to be. So, for all those German-language learners out there, don't believe the crap people tell you!
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kota



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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Location: Philippines

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's hard. I had this impression before without anyone telling me it's difficult to learn German.

But I met one - a willing teacher, an able one, a good friend. I'm just wondering why you guys work so hard at propagating your language - without any consideration of compensation - material or otherwise. Are you guys, by any chance, connected with the EEC or EU and its interests?
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Amikeco



Joined: 20 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The German cases are mainly only affecting the articles, so nothing which is too creepy to learn. ;)

There are also many, many resources, and Germans online. Smile
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kota



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Amekico!

I was talking about you!

Yes, Germans everywhere.
And good Germans, too.
Your country must be proud of you.

Thanks for being there. Smile
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Amikeco



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amikeco wrote:
The German cases are mainly only affecting the articles, so nothing which is too creepy to learn. Wink


I was just talking about the nouns themselves. Sorry, if I had created confusion. Embarassed
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kota



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to lie low again. Duty calls.

This includes studying.

By the way, one of my sites folded up - perhaps because posting was so slow and far between. But the slow posting was understandable. We were dealing with critical thinking. It's so hard to think, you know, and most people don't like the activity.

With language, it should be easier - but it needs one to devote time. Time is one of the things I would like to strrrrreeeeeeeeetttch, if possible.
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