I am a student again! I decided to take a German course and improve my poor high-school-and-long-forgotten German.
In order to keep in touch with the language as much as possible I started to use my Facebook in german. As I found out, Facebook in German is a lot more fun. For instance, yesterday I logged in and when I set my eyes on this:
I was like: Six Veran-WHAT-THE…??? It made my day!
So I concentrated all my abilities and tried to read aloud this amazing composition of words… and FAILED of course… So I tried again, then again but still all that came out of my mouth was something like verantunfhkdksanlshangagegen 😀 Even if I am eventually able to read it, what is the prospect of me remembering this word? Beyond impossible.
Ah, German. A language that makes even the longest and the most complicated word in English: “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (thank you, Mary Poppins) look easy breezy.
But apart from 6 inches long words, German IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. I don’t understand why so few people think so.
There seems to be like a general dislike towards German language. I’ve met countless people who said they hate how the language sounds. That it is hard, harsh and ugly and that people speaking it sound as if they were angry or grumpy all the time. There are even many jokes online making fun of German contrasting it with other languages such as Italian, French or English.
I don’t know why but ever since I started learning this language I love it. It’s probably because I’m a Germanophile (if such thing exists) – I love german films, music, beer, people, german philosophers, writers…. and I like the country – every city I’ve been to (not many though) was beautiful.
After the WWII Germans didn’t have the best reputation worldwide. Maybe that is one of the reasons why German language wouldn’t win a popularity prize.
Two years ago I spent some time with my german friends in Bavaria and it was the best time! I’ve met many of their friends as well and I have to say you wouldn’t find more agreeable people anywhere else. I felt like I am in some fictional country where everyone is super nice. That experience definitely added to my Germanophilia and I am in fond of everything german even more.
People are, after all, what shape your opinion on nations, cities, languages.
And if people are beautiful and their thoughts are beautiful and their words are words of kindness, no language can make them ugly 🙂 ❤