|Deutsch is pronounced completely|
different than you would expect. It does not sound at
all like an American word you may be thinking of.
Right now the word I can not pronounce correctly is
It's like, Shchpr-eken.
Which is a train wreck coming out of my mouth.
Things I find difficult about the language.
- All the back in the throat sounds
- The invisible "R". They sound out their "r" like Utahns say their "t's".
- They have masculine and feminine wording. For example if I want to say my nationality, or a street or a plaza you use different "the's" and different endings. I guess I just have to memorize what is feminine and what is masculine
- There are many similarities in the sound of words like; here, is , and, yes. I love those words!
- I sound like a character from some exciting European movie. (Well I think I do.)
- It is totally new to me, no background.
Everyone tells me that, "Everyone speaks English there!" but I know that is impossible and I am sure that they would rather be speaking German than English. So I want to learn the language. Actually my goal is to become fluent or at least close to it.
How much German I speak as of now
I can say, hello, how are you? I speak a little German, I understand a little German. Do you speak English/German? Are you American/German? Where is this street/square? Goodbye, yes, no, please, pardon, and good.
Pretty good start I'd say.