How to learn German fast?

I know four-fifths of all the basics but I just can't remember them.

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  • Nelson
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Short answer, learn how to pronounce diphthongs (eg. "eu' is pronounced "oi"). Learn how umlauts change the pronunciation of vowels, learn "soft ch" vs. 'hard ch" (Ich vs ach), and keep in mind that every letter is pronounced; eg. Knie is pronounced 'kuh-nee'.

    Take course in memory and mnemonics.

  • 8 years ago

    Ive been living in America for over two years now and I can tell you, having German as my mother language, there is no way of learning it fast, you will have to study like crazy barely any other language has as much grammar and exceptions as German.

    The fastest way to learn it would probably be to be around Germans 24/ and to speak and think german.

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