On Location German – 15 May 2013

130514-danielHallo zusammen! Welcome to my last On Location German post. The year has flown by and I have really enjoyed sharing my experiences with you! Wie die Zeit vergeht! (‘How time flies!’)

During my time in Deutschland, I have had lots of new Erlebnisse (‘experiences’), learned lots of new Wörter (‘words’) and visited lots of new Orte (‘places’). One important word which I would use to describe how I feel about my time here is genießen. (‘to enjoy’) I have enjoyed every part of the last few months here and I hope that you have all enjoyed sharing my experiences! I now know the town of Herford and the surrounding area like the back of my hand; Ich kenne Herford wie meine Westentasche (literally, ‘I know Herford like my waistcoat pocket’!)

I remember when I first arrived in Germany and it seemed like everybody was on a completely different wave-length! (‘nicht auf derselben Wellenlänge sein’ means ‘to be on a different wave-length’) However, after 8 months of living here, I don’t even bat an eyelid when someone speaks to me in German. Last week I learned that ‘mit keiner Wimper zucken’ is German for ‘not to bat an eyelid’.

All in all, the most important thing I have learned in the last year is that, no matter how difficult it can sometimes seem, es lohnt sich, eine weitere Sprache zu lernen! (‘It is worth it to learn another language!’) I wish you all the very best in your future language learning endeavours and hope that you have enjoyed my regular blog posts! Mach’s gut! (‘So long!/Take care!’) Daniel.

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