Friday, August 22, 2008

My New German Lessons

After taking German classes for two years straight, I decided I really needed a break from the academic part and am trying a new approach to learning. I’ve got most of the basics down, and at this point I really just need to get braver and talk more. This is hard for a perfectionist like myself, but I am trying to get over it. My goals are to be able to do basic things at work in German. So for example, to be able to say amazingly intelligent things like, “we can delete that,” (Man kann das löschen) or “Monica is looking for you” (Monica sucht dich) or “how was the presentation?” (Wie war die Präsentation?). Anyhow, I try to learn one little phrase every day (Ich lerne jeden Tag ein bisschen). Since my colleague is going on vacation in the USA for three weeks after today, my phrase for today is “Ich beneide dich” (I envy you.)


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