For the 12th BSTA I thought I'd write a journal for a change. That's just how much I love this assignment. If you want to participate yourselves go read Lory's blog to see the rules. :) Let's have a look at the languages that have crossed my path throughout my life...
So when I was in 7th grade they started teaching us French at school. (I could have chosen Russian instead but OMG all those weird looking letters... no way) The first year was kinda nice but I soon realised that I couldn't for my life figure out how to pronounce French words. I swear that language was mocking me!!! Also the numbers... never got that. French people actually do math while simply saying 84. Quatre-vingt-quatre?!? What is even going on??? I still managed to get a C sometimes a B... eL Oh eL how did I even do that? Anyway I was kinda sad that I never was good at anything French related because the language sounds so cool!!! :(
Finally I gave up and had Spanish classes from grade 10 to 12. Me gusta!!! I've never gotten to be a super Spanish pro (I secretly blame my teacher 'cause she sucked big time). However I always had a great time. I 'bleeve Spanish people know how to party hard!
Part of my book shelf teeh hee
It was actually my first foreign language I ever tried to get the hang of. At school it was first taught in 3th grade. I remember hating English back then... mostly again because of the numbers. =D
See when you say 84, eighty-four you start with the first number. Germans do it the other way around so that would be vierundachtzig. I don't know why but as a little kid to me that was the hardest thing to figure out.^^
Well, I got better eventually. I can't really thank my teachers for that either. I've watched a lot of tv series in English, read some books and also I've been studying the English language for the past three years at college. That's fortunate since otherwise I wouldn't be able to communicate with you guys on Buzznet!!! :)
But English is still quite different from German (obviously)! Hey I even made you a list of differences I find the most entertaining. ;D
Ha, what is it with you guys and tenses? You're very pedantic when it comes to this. We Germans of course have those too but we mostly don't give a shit. Seriously, when we talk we use what you call simple present like almost all the time. Yes, I'm not even lying. I don't know how it works but we still get each other. Simple present all the time... NO BIG DEAL. I spent lots of time trying to understand the English tenses and when to use each tense. I think now it's not that bad anymore!
Can I say THANK YOU here?! It's so easy in English. Add an -s or an -es and you're done. Well there're always exceptions but whatever. We have five main plural markers. Also when you use those you have to change everything that precedes the noun. Buhahaha!!! One of my teachers at college once said: "Germans hate everyone else. You created this system of plurals which makes it impossible for foreigners to learn your language properly." So we heard you wanted to learn our language... good luck with that!
urghvjkdfso... I can't even! What are you English native speakers even doing to us foreigners??? You probably don't realise it but it's hard to understand your whole preposition system you have going on. This is not even funny. Everytime it's about deciding which preposition to use in which context my brain is about to explode. Anyway, not your problem. I try. =]
Ok this has gotten way too long. Bear with me! I could go on and on about language stuff but I shall stop now. I'm just happy you guys on Buzznet understand me even though English isn't my first language. I'd probably sound way more educated if I could talk German to all of you. Anyhow, me still luvs u crazy Buzzi p33pz. Have a hug. :)