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I want to learn german language .Please help me to learn german and give me suggestion.Thanks in advance

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hey well theres several ways one is you could buy language tapes
another use google transalate teach yourself
had a friend do this but it doesnt usually work you hire german films with subtitles and through that you learn
Viel Glück
which means good luck
Ich möchte bald ein anderes Deutsch transalater sehen
which means
i want to see soon another german transalater

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sfhdweb, you may find these articles[]=23 useful.
Good luck to you Smile

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Schön, dass Du deutsch lernen willst Smile

Can you work out what it means? Have fun!

@jashoronson translator is "Übersetzer" in German Wink

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There are several ways to learn a german. I work for a translation agency and for that reason I experienced that the best way to lern german is to: 1st search for a class and learn the basics and 2nd (if you got the opportunity) go to germany or even try to speak and write as much as possible. Thats the best way to learn a new language effectively.

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sfhdweb, check out the Goethe-Institut, they are all over the globe offering German language classes. You will learn it properly in half a year at a high level. Next step, as freddie_2 mentioned: visit Germany for a couple of months Smile

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Laughing out loud

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As profile says I have no talent for languages, but really enjoy them. I like finding pen pals online from the country itself, and I also found this website helpful for basic information. If you guys know a better site I am game Smile In addition I try to listen to a lot of music of the language, so find bands of a music type you enjoy, it will at least help somewhat with correct pronunciation.

I have to admit I am much better at understanding written German than being able to translate it while listening, however I am certain I have provided hours of entertainment to the poor folks in Germany who have had to listen to me try to say words like Wächter Tongue

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Viel Gluck.
Get a plane ticket to somewhere in the former DDR and find yourself a boy/girlfriend

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why to the east?

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Going to the country of which your learning the language helps a lot. But it´s also good to watch films in this language. Here is an interesting article about it: It´s in German but maybe you allready understand something =)

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MoBa a écrit :
Going to the country of which your learning the language helps a lot. But it´s also good to watch films in this language. Here is an interesting article about it: It´s in German but maybe you allready understand something =)

I agree with MoBa, watching films in German is a really good possibility. But I think, if you choose this possibility, you should know a little bit German, otherwise it'senseless. We did it in English and watched "96 hours" , but with subtitles. That is very good, especially if they speak with accent.

I hope, I helped you a little bit. Smile
Good Luck - Viel Glück !! Smile

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As for German movies, try the guide:

I find it surprising that no one over here mentioned Lola Rennt, Gegen die Wand is also wonderful.

Lola Rennt has lots of repetition, and that makes it absolutely perfect, the language is also simple.

This is how I tackle any new language:

1- Audio courses: These help me decipher the language and actually recognize where a word starts and ends. The first time you listen to a foreign language, it just sounds like a barrage of unrelated words. I just use them to become familiar with the language.

You should also try the Pimsleur Language Program, it's expensive, but you can save some money by getting the basic course first and then getting the rest from audible (I did it with Romanian, like what's outlined here: Or just getting the basic course to become familiar with the language, you can also check ebay.

Michel Thomas also has some wonderful courses, I tried his Russian course and it was wonderful - he was not the one doing it, as he passed away. His voice may be a bit boring, but the rate of retention is just amazing.

2- Textbooks: I can't really recommend any German textbooks, as of this date, I haven't found any of them to be sufficiently simple/attractive. There are some of the Goethe Institut books floating around, but those are entirely in German, if you like new challenges, then you can try getting one (Fokus Deutsch, em, Neue Horizonte, Moment Mal). However, stay away from the Teach Yourself series, as it's geared towards tourists. There's a book called German: How to speak and write it, and it has raving reviews on Amazon, but in my opinion, it's simply too complicated. They just try to cram as many words into your mind as quickly as possible, and those aren't even the commonest words, for example, according to memory, in the second lesson, your were supposed to know the word for shirt cuffs.

There's a somewhat rare series called Fokus Deutsch (check ebay), it's mostly a bunch of videos about a German girl called Marian, you follow her through some situations that are supposed to mimick real life, but this may be a bit of an intermediate job, I recommend that you only get there once you can actually tell German words apart.

3- Music: There are tons of bands singing in German out there, and there are lots of German -> English translations on the Internet. Ranging from Rammstein/Oomph/Megaherz to Peter Heppner/Wise guys/Yvonne Catterfeld. My recommendation is for you to choose some songs that you like, find the translation, and then create some flashcards, there are some websites that allow you to create your digital cards: like This one is free, and it's pretty simple. You may even find ready flashcard sets for those songs/textbook lessons.

All of this will only help you with the receptive portion of the language, when it comes to composition, I still don't have a very strong strategy for it. There are some websites that help you for a fee (according to memory: is an example, they used to be free, they're basically a cheap rip-off of Rosetta Stone, but they have a community, which is something that Rosetta Stone is missing), and of course there are German friends. I am yet to find one willing to speak in German, seems like I need to look for an older German who's untainted by Neudeutsch.

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