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Other norb4ki 
Want to learn german language. Where do I begin? Any tips or tricks? Purpose of learning: now there is no special reason, but I thought about possible moving in at the future. Gladly appreciate any help! + if anyone want to make language exchange, dm me! I'm fluent in russian
2021-12-04 10:52
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Just learn it as I did.
2021-12-04 10:53
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How?
2021-12-04 10:59
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grow up in jermoney
2021-12-04 11:03
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best trick you can get actually
2021-12-04 12:34
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or grow up watching german shows only, same result
2021-12-04 12:56
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the difference here is that you dont speak it.
2021-12-04 17:00
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i do tho
2021-12-04 18:12
go to a teacher and learn it.
2021-12-04 11:16
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#29
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Other norb4ki
That’s relevant
2021-12-04 12:42
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You can learn some words alone but you need the grammar and that is hard to learn alone. No App will help you with that. Many many, not native german speakers fail there. Then you sound dumb even if you are smart.
2021-12-04 14:32
You don't need to have a personal teacher, and it's too expensive. I'm sure that if you live in a big city, you can find public courses for a couple of hours a week.
2021-12-04 15:14
German is a pretty difficult language. There are so many little things to explain stuff, which is not even used in English. My advice for learning a language is always to either read books in the language, watch YouTube (not people who speak their language to slang'ish), or listen to songs in that language. Before you do any of that though, you need to learn the basics, so some important vocubalary and the basic grammar. That won't take long. Look it up. There are enough guides/videos for that.
2021-12-04 11:03
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which youtubers do that ? (speak german but got german/ english subtitles on their videos?)
2021-12-04 11:24
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easy german - and u learn some culture too
2021-12-04 12:15
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Lifesaver thank you!!
2021-12-04 12:16
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volontier monsieur
2021-12-04 12:18
#30
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Other norb4ki
Thank you!
2021-12-04 12:42
Not that hard as I know
2021-12-04 12:41
True can confirm after I listened 5 hours of music I could say du hast fluently
2021-12-04 12:53
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du
2021-12-04 14:08
Compared to Finnish, German is child's play. (The op is Finnish)
2021-12-04 15:19
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Yes that is true
2021-12-04 23:31
#66
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Hungary szia
i have heard Drei Männer im Schnee is a good book. A good book meaning good for intermediate learning and just a good story, have you heard of it?
2021-12-04 15:24
nice advice i'll try
2021-12-04 23:37
dont try to learn german trust me
2021-12-04 11:04
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easiest languege I speak its ez trust me
2021-12-04 11:20
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Beweis es
2021-12-04 12:16
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wie dattn bidde?
2021-12-04 12:21
Dualingo for basics, work up from there. Watch german movies with subtitles first, eventually without them
2021-12-04 11:06
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Indonesia segopecel
have any recommended movie?
2021-12-04 11:25
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das leben der anderen, who am i, heiter bis wolkig(has some cringe moments and typical romance plot, but it's still good), victoria, goodbye lenin
2021-12-04 11:34
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german movies are all ass, fack you göte only good one, and some other comedy movies like shoe of the manito and that space thing cant remmember the name and every movie with crihs tall that dude is a legend 2 greatest german speaker if we dont count football players, action and romance are always so cringe
2021-12-04 13:01
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I agree most german movies suck, but especially those ones you mentioned. Had to google chris tall, never heard of him, seems like a cringe over the top comedy clown.
2021-12-04 15:47
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noooo he funnyyyy 😢
2021-12-04 18:11
#67
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Hungary szia
we watched er ist wieder da as part of one of my classes and i didnt know how i was supposed to feel. is it controversial in germany?
2021-12-04 15:26
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It's based off a book. Haven't seen the movie or read the book myself, yet, but I will watch it at some point for sure. It got some attention for sure, but nothing serious.
2021-12-04 15:41
(actually good movies) -Das Boot (6h show version or 3h directors cut) -Die Welle (The Wave) -Der Untergang -M (anything Fritz Lang really) -Id recommend commedies too but idk if theyll work for you to learn at all, but maybe if you get better you can watch Die Zieben Zwerge or Manta Manta. -Till Schweiger movies while not great are prob not a bad watch to learn either. (Honig im Kopf and Kokowääh are ok I guess) if you are looking for shows: -Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War) -some Tatort specials are quite good -I guess there is some decent stuff on Netflix like Dark but personally didnt like it
2021-12-04 12:32
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Die Welle such a good movie. I remember I first watched it at school, philosophy class.
2021-12-04 12:50
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I watched it waaay back and when I recently saw it on Netflix I wanted to know if it is as good as I remembered, its a highly overlooked movie
2021-12-04 13:47
The movie/book is great. It is a great reminder people have not learned at all from their history, and while at the time the movie came out I thought this would be exaggerated; nowadays I understand the author was 100% correct.
2021-12-04 23:34
#40
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Other norb4ki
That’s very helpful, thank you!
2021-12-04 12:55
+1
2021-12-04 23:34
#78
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Sweden piCt
Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter was so f-ing good. Danke fur das, mein deutche freunde!
2021-12-04 23:43
#82
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Indonesia segopecel
thank you mens)) the only german show that ive watched is deutschland 83, pretty entertaining i say. but dunno how true it is
2021-12-06 08:16
mein kampf
2021-12-04 14:06
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#79
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Sweden piCt
-1 Terrible book. Das Kapital is way better.
2021-12-04 23:48
German is very difficult i recommend you trying to learn little by little and make like "genres" in topics of the words for example sports,cooking,meeting somebody as i said its a very difficult language but by learning little by little and speaking to other people who can speak german evatually you will learn it too
2021-12-04 11:06
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#39
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Other norb4ki
In other words “divide et impera”
2021-12-04 12:55
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? Divide et tempra isnt german
2021-12-04 12:58
i speak four languages: learn in duolingo the basics, then try to read books with a dictionary (google). at the beginning, it'll be hard af, you'll just want to give up and read it in your native language, but: youtube.com/watch?v=tYzMYcUty6s cons: your grammar won't be so good and your listening skills will be very poor, so afterwards you have to improve it
2021-12-04 11:26
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i think listening might not be as hard as expected (when you know enough vocabulary that is), but grammar will be really really hard. especially when trying to use the right prepositions and articles.. Luckily those arent that important for basic communication also nice video xD
2021-12-04 12:11
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listening can be really hard. i learned french in school and yes i was shit in french already back then and it didnt get better in the years following because I never spoke, wrote or heard french anywhere, but i can still read a bit of french and speak a little bit, but listening.... holy shit no, its impossible. When a native speaker speaks french, they swallow like half the words and combine them so they sound like one word and then they also speak waaaaay to fast and idk why but for example in english most of the time words are pronounced like they are written, but in french its insane. Half the words are completely different in how they are written and how they are pronounced
2021-12-04 13:27
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yeah french is probably one of the dumbest languages regarding pronounciation... there are so many ways to write similar sounding syllables and it can be really hard to differentiate for listeners. A simple example: I was just listening to "Ella Elle l'a" by France Galle she is pronouncing the lyrics like this: Ella Ella, but in reality she's saying two different things – Ella & she has it. But tbh i feel like getting the basic content of most sentences should still be possible by listening for key words. It's just gonna be impossible to understand every nouance in french for a foreigner ;D
2021-12-05 22:51
#37
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Other norb4ki
Thank you a lot!
2021-12-04 12:52
if you are very good at English, learning the basic vocabulary in german shouldn't be that hard. many words are very similar, just like when you compare spanish to italian. the big difference and the hard thing to do will be learning grammar and more complex words. der große Unterschied und das schwerste wird sein, die Grammatik und komplexere Wörter zu lernen. --> here i tried to match the sentences as good as possible, but in german you might say it a bit differently, even though this way would be ok too. just wanted you to notice that the words match a lot
2021-12-04 11:30
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#32
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Other norb4ki
Yea, both of them belong to the Germanic language group, so recognition of the words should be the least hard part of studying
2021-12-04 12:47
duolingo for basics youtube - easy german - and other channels to learn there are pretty decent channels i heard and when u understand the most basics u go for german gamers and play with jermans i know some swedish guys who almost speak perfect german just because of gaming
2021-12-04 12:14
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#33
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Other norb4ki
Thank you, man!
2021-12-04 12:48
dont do it
2021-12-04 12:16
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#35
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Other norb4ki
Why not?
2021-12-04 12:52
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you dont want to speak to german people
2021-12-04 12:52
is Hellotalk good boys? someone used it? some ppl in Tokyo area seens to be using it for language exchange but i'm not sure
2021-12-04 12:19
#45
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Germany Turbo_CS
I wouldn't bother, the language can be quite hard and pronunciation can be difficult. Why would someone be interested in german language ?
2021-12-04 12:58
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i agree,german language is useless and ugly xD
2021-12-04 23:50
#47
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Australia boblao
I reckon the best way to learn any language is to move to that country and take a course there/a tutor so anything you learn you will retain and also need to use in your day to day life while there, however, I reckon if you do go ahead with this maybe do a bit of Duolingo beforehand.
2021-12-04 13:03
#50
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Switzerland Sylleo
Just dont go to Switzerland, Austria or Bavaria, you're going to unlearn everything you once knew.
2021-12-04 13:11
#52
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Sweden Clapotre
I learn't it at school for 5 years, I was lucky with great teachers and I'm not that far from fluent. It's similar to swedish so that also made it easier. I would say I learn't the best by speaking with other people and watching movies, first with subtitles and turn them off as you learn.
2021-12-04 13:14
dont learn it. its useless and boring.
2021-12-04 13:18
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both false tho
2021-12-04 13:49
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tell me where is it useful? and having learned it personally for 6+ years i can say it is boring af
2021-12-04 14:50
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then you just dont use it, not the fault of the language idk how a language can even be "boring" in the first place german is probably the single best languege to read or write books in, books of pretty much any sort are more interesting in german really its just a way better languege for story telling due to its variety other than that you can literally study perhaps some of the most interesting histories in human history via german
2021-12-04 15:04
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other than that there are a lot of german speaking people out there, german actually gets underestimated when talking about languages to learn "to be able to speak with the most amount of people possible"
2021-12-04 23:36
Here, you begin here: youtube.com/c/sesamstrasse It is a German TV show for kids, a version of the American Sesame Street. It is entertainment target at kids, but it also teaches them on letters, numbers, and concepts like hot and cold. It will let you pick up the basics of German pretty quick (it is how I learned my first German).
2021-12-04 13:19
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