Hello my English friends or friends of German! Maybe you are are intersted in new langauges, especially German. This is a great idea! German is a beautiful and easy to learn language, if you know how. If you are familia with English you may have no difficulties with German. You will do it easy, because German has a very simular grammar like English and otherwise. Additionally you have to learn the gender-articles, but also specific declinations. German is also a reflexive language like French or Spanish. If you love linguistics, especially grammar and phonetics, you will doing well with learning German!
By the way: Germany with a Y at the end of the word is the name of a country close to Austria and Swiss, but German without a Y at the end of the word is the name of the German language which is spoken in Austria, Swiss and Germany. If you are not sure which German you should lern, just choose the Austrian one, it’s much better than the Germanys one!
If you are looking for good resources for learning German by yourself I would suggest you the following websites:
One of the biggest problems German learners have with is the German article, although German is very similar to the English language. It has to do, that in German there is not only the article “the”, but three ones, “der – die – das”.
But let’s start with some easy examples:
the man – der Mann
the woman – die Frau
the child – das Kind
Do you see the difference between German and English? In English there exists only the article “the” and in German there are three ones: der – die – das!
What you really should know about the German article:
Every noun in German has an arbitrary article, which you have to learn, but there are some hints, if it is der, die oder das.