Tuesday, 27 September 2016


German I did only a little of, and that over 30 years ago. Japanese I’ve spent a lot of time on recently. And yet, I’m still roughly equal at both languages. 

It comes down to having a head start in a language because of background. As a result of knowing English and Dutch, I have a huge advantage when it comes to German.

I feel at home with it. I connect to the culture. I love the sound of German consonants and vowels. I even love English spoken with a German accent. It is melodious in a beer-drinking, lederhosen-ish way.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to mention humor. For me, reading German, every line of text has a word that strikes me as insanely funny.