How much time do you spend on Instagram every day? Don’t worry, I am not going to judge you if you say “a lot”. Instagram is probably the app I spend most of my free time on. So I got an idea, why not improve your German a little bit while checking your Instagram news feed? Of course, you can’t learn German just from liking and commenting images on Instagram. But a little bit of extra practice in addition to your regular German course is always a good idea. Today I am sharing my top 10 Instagram accounts that will help you to learn and improve your German.
You are fluent in English and learning German language? I have some good news for you! German and English are both Germanic languages and have many similarities which make it easier for English speakers to learn German. There are lots of words in both languages that sound or are written same. In this post, I want to show you the adjectives that have the same meaning in English and German. This way you can easily learn few more German words. The only thing you need to pay attention to is the pronunciation of the words in German. Scroll to the end of the page to download the pdf with all adjectives.
You want to learn a new language but not sure which one to start with? Many people are simply attracted to a particular language, so choosing a language to learn is a no-brainer for them. Maybe they have friends from this country, they are interested in the culture or just fell in love with the sound of the language. Others think more about the practical benefits of learning foreign languages and don’t want to spend their time learning a language that they might never use. No matter how much I love the German language, I am not insisting that this is the best language for everyone everywhere in the world to learn. Depending on where you live, which job you have and your future plans, it could make more sense for you to learn Spanish, Chinese, Russian or some other language. But for everyone who is thinking to learn German, in this post, I attempt to answer why learning the German language might be an especially good idea for you.
A little story how I came up with this random post.
A few months ago I started learning Hindi by myself. At first, I really enjoyed it but as it often happens when you are doing something without a strict schedule – my motivation started to fade slowly. Due to other things happening in life and about one month of travelling Europe I totally stopped at the end. Now that I am home again I have absolutely no excuses not to continue studying but starting again is extremely difficult. I started looking for some Hindi songs to listen to, hoping that it will raise my motivation again. After watching few music videos I noticed one interesting trend. Many of those videos were filmed in beautiful locations around the world. Even if you have absolutely no interest in learning Hindi, I bet you will want to pack your suitcase and go on vacation right after watching them!
Whenever I travel abroad, I try to learn or at least write down few words and phrases in the language of the country I am visiting. Even though in most touristic places it is easy to find people who speak English, you never know when some knowledge of the local language may be helpful. Poland is quickly becoming a popular destination for international visitors and in cities like Krakow or Warsaw, you are most likely to be fine with just English. However, in smaller cities, some Polish vocabulary might come in handy.
While I enjoy learning foreign languages, I am also lazy sometimes, so I made a pdf with some useful Polish words and phrases. Scroll down to the end of the post to download a free pdf, print it and take on your trip to use whenever you need. Enjoy! 🙂