I was raised in german, but I’m not fluent in german.
I speak german, but never speak it.
I have been asked this question a lot recently: what do you do to speak german? It’s not that a large percentage of people know how to speak german, most people just want to assume that people who know how to speak german, speak it. I think it’s because german is one of those languages that’s difficult to learn for a beginner. Most people who speak german are actually older than me, and are older than my age.
As a little aside, I don’t think one person needs to do this much time to get a good understanding of german. After all, just because you don’t speak german, doesn’t mean you lack a grasp on german properly.
German is a language closely related to the English language. For most of its history, german was a spoken language with an enormous literary tradition. The most famous writer of germanic literature was the German poet, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843).
For many, german is the only language they know. It is the language that you use as you read your favorite writers’ works. You can read german literature in german books, watch german TV shows in german movies, and play german games in german games. It is also the language that you use to communicate with other german speakers, and vice-versa.
German is an international language, which means you can read german literature in other languages, watch german TV shows in other languages, and play german games in other languages. It is also the language that allows for many cultures to be simultaneously represented through the written language.
For example, I can read a book in English but still be able to read German books, read german TV shows in german movies, and play german games in german games. I can also understand german literature, but I can’t understand german TV shows in german movies. I can also understand german games, but I don’t understand german games. I can even understand german books in german languages, but I don’t understand german books.
People speak a variety of languages, which also means that certain parts of the world have a certain amount of overlap with the language used in the United States. For example, the US has the same number of languages as Germany (about 50 in total), but the German-speaking area of the Americas also includes parts of Mexico and the Caribbean.