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Motivation

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Motivation · Learning German

Almost every day, I am diligently spending time using the Rosetta Stone language training software, slowly improving my German skills. My vocabulary and understanding of grammar and verb tenses are definitely increasing. The software is rather methodical, which makes it very effective, but sometimes it can feel a little tedious matching sentences and pictures together […]

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Misunderstandings

September 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Misunderstandings · Learning German, Software

I’ve been using Rosetta Stone language instruction software to learn German. I started with an earlier version many years ago in New York, and found it both managable and effective. But since I didn’t really need to know German, I didn’t stick to it. Once we knew we were moving to Munich, we got the […]

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Getting along

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Getting along · Learning German

There’s one thing in German I’m always ready to say at a moment’s notice: Entschuldigen Sie bitte, mein Deutsch ist nicht gut. Ich bin neu hier. Basically it’s “Pardon me, please, my German isn’t good. I’m new here.” It comes in handy, and is a little more graceful than making a Butthead-like “Uhhhh” noise. I […]

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Lost in Translation

August 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Lost in Translation · Funny, Germany, Learning German, Movies

I’m progressing through my German lessons with Rosetta Stone slowly but steadily. When we’re out and about here in Munich, I always have my eyes and ears open to see how much I can understand. It’s clear I have a long way to go. When we were in the video store, I saw the DVD […]

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