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.