Tag Archives: learning German

“Keep on Swimming…”

Man, it’s been almost 3 months since I’ve written anything!  This summer, it seemed like everyday something new was happening and it took full concentration just to acclimmate and keep my head.  In short, I left my job, visited a … Continue reading

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What’s Eating ABahInAustria?!

It’s been about 5 months, practically the entire winter, since my last post.  Life’s kind of like a swan right now, everything’s picture-perfect on the surface with a lot of frantic paddling beneath. Recently, I earned the C1 certificate in … Continue reading

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So now what?

Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve written, mostly because I’ve been consumed by my German classes.  Trying to learn this language is taking over my life – it’s practically becoming a job, lol!  Currently, I’m attending classes 5 days a … Continue reading

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School Daze

Oh my gosh, what a week!  New school, new classmates, new rules to acclimate to; inclusive of getting my lazy butt out of bed at a responsible hour to get my day together.  I’ve spent the entire week with stinging, … Continue reading

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Grinning and Bearing It

I haven’t written in awhile because I’ve just been semi-depressed and uninspired and as my mom says, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.” Recently, I’ve been questioning my move here.  In my defense, as … Continue reading

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Regaining My Independence

I’ve just developed an even deeper respect for my British expat friend V.  She’s 27, knows hardly any German, and moved to Vienna alone…!  She’s had to do everything by herself – rent an apartment, find a job, discover where … Continue reading

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The End-result Will Be Worthwhile

I was reading an article attached to a friend’s tweet today.  The excerpt below explains exactly how I feel in my quest and one of the motivations that keep me going:  “…the initial years of studying a language are tough: … Continue reading

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German Is Point-blank

Got a giggle this morning reading the food-store ‘Prospekt‘ (specials/circulars) because this ad is a prime example of the directness of the German language and what I love about it.  German is what it says and says what it is … Continue reading

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Even English Is Confusing

As my last post lamented (just a bit) the difficulties in learning German, I thought I’d bring your attention to the ridiculousness (sometimes) that is English. This cute post that I found today made me chuckle and reminded me to stop … Continue reading

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Just How Little You Know

My friend E (the Canadian) emailed me the other day asking about the A1 Prüfung (exam) as he’s sitting his end of January.  As I responded, outlining the various steps of the test, I was surprised at how much we’d … Continue reading

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