February 1, 2018
I am almost 5 months in Germany and my German is decent, at least I can do my everyday life with no problems which means two things:
- I can understand what people say
- I am more fluent
The first one, I find it very interesting. I still remember when I just came here and every time a person talked to me in German I couldn’t get anything, not even a single “Ja”. But know, even though I don’t know the meaning of the words I am able to reproduce them. For example, if somebody says “ich finde das nicht gut”, I can actually get each phoneme and be able to ask “was bedeutet finde?”. I think that’s a big accomplishment.
I don’t understand how language acquisition works, but for me it is very interesting how my mind evolves.