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German is a tricky language to learn. I gave up after a few years of trying.
Me too. I try for 3 years!!!! But it's difficult to practice outside the classes.

For you, european guys, it's so easy to learn foreign languages. So many countries and languages in a couple of hours of distance.

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Me too. I try for 3 years!!!! But it's difficult to practice outside the classes.

For you, european guys, it's so easy to learn foreign languages. So many countries and languages in a couple of hours of distance.
Indeed, we are at an advantage, but most of us don't utilise it.

I definitely won't rule out coming back to learning the language. I never know where life might take me next.
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It's okay when I'm with my family. Sometimes around new people I get nervous and can't think of the word I want. Reading and writing it is certainly an added challenge.
Peeked into that thread once, but I don't have time for yet another chat thread. One thing I noticed; they sure don't like Novak.
lol. That's really cool you can speak it. Have you ever been there before?

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For you, european guys, it's so easy to learn foreign languages. So many countries and languages in a couple of hours of distance.
Yeah, so jealous!
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Indeed, we are at an advantage, but most of us don't utilise it.

I definitely won't rule out coming back to learning the language. I never know where life might take me next.
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A kind of, I need to travel at least 6 hours by plane to speak another language, it's frustrating.
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A kind of, I need to travel at least 6 hours by plane to speak another language, it's frustrating.

I agree, really frustrating

I speak English and some Italian (learning Italian yet), but here is a bit hard to practice.
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A kind of, I need to travel at least 6 hours by plane to speak another language, it's frustrating.
Well, I haven't been out of the country for a decade, so I'm pretty much in the same boat, but I can't see that it's made much difference.
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Latin's a good thing to study. I was hopeless at it, didn't really get the best of results in it, but I'm thankful for the skills it taught me, and the background behind the language that I became very interested in.

Nobody in my family is a good linguist, though. My brother was probably more hopeless than myself.
It helped me along a lot, and found myself a much better understanding of foreign languages than I ever hoped for. I am perfectly capable of reading Spanish, Italian, well, all of Romanic languages thanks to my struggles of having to learn Latin at the age of 16, decades ago.

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It helped me along a lot, and found myself a much better understanding of foreign languages than I ever hoped for. I am perfectly capable of reading Spanish, Italian, well, all of Romanic languages thanks to my struggles of having to learn Latin at the age of 16, decades ago.
Obviously aside from the linguistic uses (with me being hopeless at languages), every so often, I use the knowledge that I picked up from learning Latin in just about anything. It was a pleasant experience doing it, not a hard laborious subject like some are. Just wish I could have done better in it!
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German is a tricky language to learn. I gave up after a few years of trying.
German is a great language, and yes it's tricky, but I'd like to offer you some inspiration:

[youtube]P-OmplFrSPk[/youtube]

Der Blaue Engel - a classic of German cinema.

No time to watch the entire thing, well, just listen to this:

[youtube]ahyLLX0tmD8[/youtube]

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German is a great language, and yes it's tricky, but I'd like to offer you some inspiration:

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Der Blaue Engel - a classic of German cinema.

No time to watch the entire thing, well, just listen to this:

[youtube]ahyLLX0tmD8[/youtube]

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Haha, thank you. I will watch them tomorrow when my mind is clear of worry.

I do try and listen to foreign music and watch foreign films to improve, but I already can tell that to learn a language, I'd have to be completely dedicated, and I don't have the time, considering I'm studying a lot of other time-consuming things right now.
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Haha, thank you. I will watch them tomorrow when my mind is clear of worry.


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I do try and listen to foreign music and watch foreign films to improve, but I already can tell that to learn a language, I'd have to be completely dedicated, and I don't have the time, considering I'm studying a lot of other time-consuming things right now.
Very understandable!
I've been watching a lot of fantastic Danish crime series lately, and I don't understand a word of which is spoken there (though I try) - the best of them being Forbrydelsen, aka The Killing.
Even if I don't understand any word of it, it's fantastic!

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I often tell other people off for worrying too much! I am prone to it myself, though.

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I've been watching a lot of fantastic Danish crime series lately, and I don't understand a word of which is spoken there (though I try) - the best of them being Forbrydelsen, aka The Killing.
Even if I don't understand any word of it, it's fantastic!
I've heard a lot of good things about it, some people I know were absolutely raving about it, not least my dad, who loved it. It's apparently far better than the American version, which is always likely (The Office, anyone?).
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lol. That's really cool you can speak it. Have you ever been there before?
yeah I was born there! Came over for a few years, went back for a year to settle the immigration issues and came back here when I was 10.

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yeah I was born there! Came over for a few years, went back for a year to settle the immigration issues and came back here when I was 10.
oh ,sorry I should've read more closely in the thread . I hope I can visit Serbia and more countries Eastern Europe someday


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Well, I haven't been out of the country for a decade, so I'm pretty much in the same boat, but I can't see that it's made much difference.


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I agree, really frustrating

I speak English and some Italian (learning Italian yet), but here is a bit hard to practice.
Panthera, how are you learning? In school? Classes?

also what did you think of Roger's Portuguese accent in the recent gillete vid, was it any good?
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