They say that after a certain age, a person loses the ability to pronounce certain parts of a foreign language. That means, unless you start learning a second language from when you’re a kid, you’re always going to sound like a foreigner and there will always be some words you just can’t get right. Here are ten of mine:
The German word for ‘squirrel’ is basically impossible to pronounce. I could repeat it all day and it still wouldn’t come out right. However, it makes me feel a bit better that Austrians can’t pronounce the English ‘squirrel’ either.
German really is a hilarious language, especially when you come from an English-speaking background. I am constantly hiding my smiles and sniggers as I listen to the chatter around me. Here’s ten of my favourites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Continue reading
One of the most annoying things people say to me when I tell them I’m learning German is something along the lines of the following:
“Oh! Cool. Yeah, well German is pretty easy. I mean, half the words are the same. When I was in Germany/Austria, I could understand all the menus/signs.”
I want to hurt you a little bit now.