Should I abandon French to learn German?
I am a native English speaker. I used to study Dutch in my late teens although I was very slow and relied too much on Duolingo.
In the past month I started learning French, with my past experience I have been able to make progress very quickly and I'm proud of how much I've learned in a short amount of time.
My issue is that I think I may have an easier time with German with the similarities to Dutch. Also I have the prospect of living in Germany but not France. I don't want to abandon my progress with French but my heart is not in it. I don't know what to do??
- ThomasLv 74 weeks ago
"Dutch" is not a language but "German, pronounced with a sore throat". Answer therefore is easy: Take some cough drops, continue with (real) German.
- Big MamaLv 64 weeks ago
No, don't abandon French. I'd say it's quite useful in Western Europe, including Germany. Many Germans I've met are fluent in French.
- OrlaLv 61 month ago
What do you enjoy more...snails or weinerschnitzel ??
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
None of us can make up your mind for you.
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- ZirpLv 71 month ago
If you are going to live in Germany you have two options: learn enough German or stay as nothing more than another tourist.
If you choose to learn German, that's no reason to "abandon" French.
Just focus on German and do a little French on the sideSource(s): Dutch, had English, French, German and a little Latin in grammar school. Also got fluent in Esperanto
- CatherineLv 71 month ago
Do only what YOU think is good for YOU. Not what other people could to think what is the best for you. See the difference?
- Anonymous1 month ago
German has 16 different words for "the" (3 genders and a plural multiplied by 4 cases). Enjoy.
- WilliamLv 71 month ago
Actually, if you already speak English, German is easy.
English is a Germanic language. Many of the words are similar.
Kindergarten = Kindergarden...T's change to D in many words.
Schmied = Smith, Smyth, Schmitt, etc.
Schule = School.
- thesunLv 61 month ago
Learn Chinese so you can talk to your future boss