Let me explain: when I finished my Dutch class at the University this semester, I promised myself that I would try to learn some German over the summer. Since I'm always hanging out with Germans and hear the language all the time, it would be downright stupid not to at least learn the basics so I can follow their conversations. Also, I'm going to live with one of my closest friends who -can you imagine- is German, and that is a great opportunity to learn speaking it. We're always joking around and saying that after the three years in The Hague are finished I will be fluent not in Dutch, but in German instead.
I wouldn't mind that at all!
The thing is, I've reached that point where I hear German all the time but realize I don't know any words. So as a natural development of this, I've started making up my own German words. Like schlosen. It doesn't mean anything and I'm not even sure if you would spell it like that. If it was a real word, that is. So as you might notice, it's about time for me to learn some proper German before I go on making up words until I have my own little pretend-German language that is unintelligible to everyone but myself.
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