Advent Calendar Day 13

Today’s post has been written by Richard. Thank you, Richard!

I am an engineer who conducts a large amount of work with colleagues from other nations, including Germany. However, I actually started learning German as a fun challenge. It is only in retrospect this proved to be extremely beneficial in my work.

I am now in my fourth year of learning German. I enjoy the consistency of the grammar and struggle most with idiomatic expressions which use words I know but in a way one cannot understand by simply directly translating.

I recently went on a holiday to Germany and was surprised at how much I was able to communicate in German.

Richard from Salisbury
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4 Responses to 24 Reasons for Learning German – Working with Germans

  1. Isn’t it great when you start something as  a hobby and find it useful for work as well?
    It’s good to hear that you have been able to use your German at work and during your holidays!

  2. as an English born teacher of my own language to Germans, I can see that Richard, as an engineer, likes the logical structure of the German language. The German engineers adore anything which can be logically compartmentalised. Sadly for them – and luckily for me – that doesn’t happen very often!

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