I first learnt German at school and then decided to teach myself. At the moment, my German is at an intermediate level and one day I would like to be fluent. I'm more comfortable with translating songs from German to English.
"When the violin repeats what the piano has just played, it cannot make the same sounds and it can only approximate the same chords. It can, however, make recognisably the same 'music', the same air. But it can do so only when it is as faithful to the self-logic of the violin as it is to the self-logic of the piano." -John Ciardi, 1982