LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: LET’S LEARN GERMAN
Generally, learning a new language can be challenging especially for adults, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible or that you should simply give up. There are some tricks and tips to bear in mind as you go on a journey to learn that new language that you have always wanted to learn, so come on board. Who wants to learn some German?
TIPS AND TRICKS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE
Now, let’s consider some advised tips:
According to TED Spanish translator, Sebastián Betti, “learning a language has always been about focusing on the experiences that the new language would open up. So what’s the advice here for you? It is to:
- Pick up a language that you are truly interested in
- First, think of the fun things you will be able to do with that new language in your arsenal, this can fuel your interest.
- Start going through the fun experience already.
- Look out for things you would love to learn, search or listen to and do it in the new language e.g., listen to a music in the language
- Watch movies and listen to music in the new language
Dmitrochenkova, another translator said, “Resetting the language on your phone can help you learn new words right away”.
- Let technology help you, reset your phone language since you are always on your phone anyways.
- Use apps like LinguaLift, Duolingo, and HelloTalk, to make the experience even more engaging
- Make a native speaking friend online.
Pick up some words that you use regularly in your regular language, learn their meaning in the new language, and talk to people with it. Yes, even if they think you are crazy.
- Make learning the language a life style change, let people see it and tag you a new name.
- Pick up about 80 common words in the language and add them to your conversations
- In the end, loving what you do is the way forward.
- Think of any word and find out its meaning, then use it in place of your native language when you can.
Think of how to use the words you know in the new language.
- Make effort to express your thoughts in this new language. Google is your friend, so constantly inquire the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of words from your native language in the new one.
- Learn the alphabets and components of the parts of speech in the new language.
Let’s Learn How You Can Introduce Yourself in German
Hello I am Elizabeth Hallo Ich heiße Elizabeth
It is nice to meet You Schon, Dich Kennenzulernen
Good day I am Elizabeth Guten Tag Ich Heiße Elizabeth
Appreciation in German
Thank you Danke
Thank you very much Danke Sehr
I Thank you Ich Danke Ihnen
You are welcome Bitteschon or Gern geschehen
Good morning Guten morgen
Good day Guten Tag
Good evening Guten Abend
Goodbye Auf wiedersehen
Other quick words
Excuse me Entschuldigung
I am sorry Es Tut Mir leid
1 (one) Eins
2 (two) Zwei
3 (three) Drei
4 (four) Vier
5 (five) Funf
Here, we have made efforts to introduce you to the German language. We have also given you some tips on how to go about learning new languages. We hope you will pick up the fun from here and go learn a new language of your choice. You might just want to use these tricks to try to learn French, or Spanish, or Arabic, or Chinese, or Portuguese, or Swahili, or Zulu, you can go on an on and build your language vocabulary. You can do it!
Finish the count from 6 to 10
What is the German word for ‘I’ from what you can observe above?
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