People that learned a completely new language they had no knowledge of to the point of being fluent and able to use it like their mother tongue. How did you do it?
Yeah, I'm learning Deutsch too.
I already know the grammar because I pick up that kind of stuff (in theory) but expanding the vocabulary is so hard.
There is a lot of popular shows here dubbed into german so I watch it on one screen with google translate in the other and just type out everything they say but I keep coming back to most words. Duolingo is very time consuming but slow.
But good german tv shows are so hard to find... I mean, Deutschland 83 has great production and even if you can get over the leftist and gay propaganda (which I don't really mind but it's just so obvious) it only has a few episodes.
I just watch the stuff I watched already like Scrubs, Dead like me, Simpsons, Dexter, Psych, Rick and Morty. I love Seinfeld but it's kinda impossible to enjoy in german.
My screen name on duolingo is my real name and surname and I'm not really into getting doxxed.
Does anybody learn russian? Is it hard?
>on a website that teaches you words
>where it will never mean anything to anyone
My language is similar to russian and if you only know english you're in for a wild ride.
My native language is French (and Italian). I learnt English by first learning words and basic grammar (using ressources on the internet). Once I had enough vocabulary to build basic sentences I found people on the internet to speak English with (in online games mostly). Then I got to the point where I would hang out in skype with English-speaking people. Also I watch tv shows in English with subtitles. I went through the same process with Russian.
Eventually my English/Russian is very far from perfect, I would even say that it is pretty weak, however, I am able to hold a conversation "fluently" (text or voice) and read these languages.
it's actually not too bad in the beginning, but the cases (there's 6) over 3 genders kills you. This is coming from someone who is fluent in German as a foreign language (which has 4 cases). In Latin there's 5 cases which kinda makes sense, the 4 in German are actually one too little leading to lots of confusion. The extra one in Russian makes even less sense.
I am currently learning Spanish. I took a Spanish course at college but had to drop it this semester as I have a lot of other stuff to do.
Duolingo is pretty useful. I complteted the Duolingo tree. My Hispanic friend understands my Spanglish text messages. My listneing skills are crap though and I can barely understand what Spanish speakers are saying in Youtube videos.
i learned english since i was 4 years old,though it was always the same all the years, "verb to be" (spanish is my native language) and also most of my interests are always in english (video games,comics,films,etc) so i had to practice more if i wanted to understand.