stranac wrote:Learn the language of the country you're going to move to.
There is no universally spoken language in Europe, so if you learn a random language, you would probably end up knowing a language you can't use.
CasualCoding.org wrote:German and its related languages like Dutch and the like are neither very interesting nor very nicely sounding languages.
Kebap wrote:Well I beg to differ. Many interesting texts have been written in German in the last couple centuries. Be it philosphy, science, etc. Depending on your interests, it may be worthwile to be able to read and understand them in original, as English translations obviously can't deliver the full picture.
CasualCoding.org wrote:no interesting grammatical phenomena,
no remarkable constructions,
and it definitely doesn't sound nicely.
Somelauw wrote:German has a case system.
Somelauw wrote:Word composition e.g. 'krankenhaus' / 'ziekenhuis' (ill house) instead of 'hospital'.
Somelauw wrote:German sounds somewhat differently from other popular languages which may make it interesting.
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