Originally Posted by tripwires
Did you find it difficult to learn? It sounds and looks so difficult.
The only German words I know are 'danke', 'auf wiedersehen', and 'Federer'.
It's not the easiest language to learn, certainly - all those cases, endings, and most of all their habit of sticking the verb at the end of a 200-word sentence (drives me nuts at times) - but I'm told that Russian, Mandarin and Japanese are worse
. I had to do a crash-course from zero to "O-Level" standard (the exam you used to do at the age of 16) in 2 years! Yuck.