I love it when there are similarities between the English language and the native language of the student I am teaching. This happens sometimes with my German-speaking students. We are both excited because we know the word, grammar construction, or idiom that is being introduced is more likely to stick since it is the same or similar in German.
But learning English can’t always be rainbows and unicorns.
There are differences between German and English that can’t be ignored.
One such difference is the use of the word genau in German and exact/exactly in English. In German, genau can be either an adverb and adjective.
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There is a lot of pressure that comes with speaking a language expertly and articulately.
But that’s true for most things; once you become a master at something, people tend to expect great things from you. The pressure is on; there is no room for mistakes.
Or, at least that’s how it feels.
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If you are shy or self-conscious about your accent, email offers the perfect communication method. But there are a few mistakes that quickly reveal whether you’re a non-native English speaker.
These are not the same mistakes native English speakers make. Even a native English speaker with limited education knows these rules intuitively. In other words, these mistakes just sound wrong.
Look out for these errors while proofreading your next email.
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Chatting with a native English speaker is the best way to practice the language. But what if you don’t have a conversation partner? Should you just throw in the towel? Absolutely not.
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