Can you learn German easily???

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Is it easy to learn German?
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No.
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I started to learn German a few years back and I found it was easier to remember translation for words but not so much to speak.
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It depends on what you mean exactly, but probably no.
Relative to other languages, German is fairly easy for an English speaker, but learning another language with any sort of fluency is always difficult.
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Not really, thankfully it's phonetically consistent so pronunciation isn't difficult to figure out, but god damn if it isn't tedious learning all that ihr and ihm and ihnen and all the -ein endings
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The question is a bit broad. Learning is always going to be relative to the person doing the learning. Maybe you have a natural affinity for languages, in which case, maybe? In general, I think learning any language other than your own past 10 years old will prove a challenge.
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no, but this song can help you:



it's a bop
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If you want to speak, then you will need to have a German teacher and Duolingo can also help, but your question is rather broad.

I'm half German by the way
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I'm half German by the way
I never knew that!! I can't speak any German I'm afraid :laugh: closest I've got is Danish
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If you want to speak, then you will need to have a German teacher and Duolingo can also help, but your question is rather broad.

I'm half German by the way
Wow ! Where in Germany are you from??
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Wow ! Where in Germany are you from??
Norddeutschland so not in Bayern (the accent is very different there)
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Wow nice. Btw are accents from all regions different???
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Norddeutschland so not in Bayern (the accent is very different there)
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Wow nice. Btw are accents from all regions different???
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No, I don't think so, but have you ever compared Bovarian German with other parts. I know they have their own dialect
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No, I don't think so
But I might be wrong
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no, but this song can help you:



it's a bop
So glad we won the war.
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So glad we won the war.
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Wow nice. Btw are accents from all regions different???
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No, I don't think so, but have you ever compared Bovarian German with other parts. I know they have their own dialect
Accents do vary across regions, as do dialects. There's even a quiz somewhere to see if you can guess which region each accent is from. (It's not necessarily a strong variation though, if the regions are geographically close.) As for dialects, dialects across southern Germany in particular can be really different, and people from different regions may find each other's dialects incomprehensible. Even the local way to say hello varies, e.g. different phrase in northern Germany vs. southern Germany. Interesting fact: "standard" German was actually the dialect identified as most understandable by all other regions of Germany.
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The accents and dialects are even more extreme the UK, they differ from region to region and there are big differences. In Bavaria they have a dialect that is more like Austrian and very hard to understand if you're not used to it. In Saxony it is also like that where the accent is extremely strong and they have dialect and use words only people in that part of Germany use. Regarding your question I have learnt French and German and would say they are both about the same difficulty level, if anything German is a bit easier at the start because at its basic level it is like English as it is in the same language family. But once you get going it is pretty hard.
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