I Learned German In 5 Days To Save My Relationship

I Learned German In 5 Days To Save My Relationship Date

This post is sponsored by Skillshare. What? Dude, learning German is so freaking hard! So you’re probably wondering why I’m so stressed about learning German. Well, let me explain.

This is my girlfriend, Michelle. She’s from Switzerland. And for the past 5 months, we’ve been living happily together in Toronto. And it’s been amazing! That is… until last week.

She had to go back to Switzerland early because of the virus. She was really sad to leave. And we don’t know when we’ll see each other again. So to cheer her up, I’m gonna learn German for her, and surprise her with it on our FaceTime date night, which is just 5 days away. So that means I only have 5 days to learn a whole new language.

So let’s see if I can learn German. Let’s go. So I’ve actually taken a German class before, so I should be okay with the basics.

But I do need to practise my conversational skills, cause I haven’t spoken German in a long time. Maybe Omegle? Omegle might have some German people.

You say “ich”. You should try to say “ish”. “Ish”? I always thought it was “ich”. So you have to practise more. Oh okay, I gotta practise more, I gotta practise more.

It was not so good. Do you think I need to practise a lot more? Okay. Girlfriend is Freundin.

Alright guys, it’s really hard to find German people on Omegle. My German absolutely is trash. I knew the basics… I thought I knew the basics. I thought I could speak it, but apparently I can’t, so… I’m a bit disappointed at myself.

I got 4 more days to learn it, so… let’s get to work, I guess. I took some German classes before, and they gave me a bunch of German textbooks. See how dusty they are? That means I haven’t touched them in forever.

I’m gonna get started with this, and I’m gonna start learning. And I’m gonna see how far I can get tonight. Good day. So when do you use “guten Tag” and when do you use good morning? Turn on.

My lamp is broken. What the hell is an accusative? I eat an apple. I’m so confused!

Alright alright, I’m ready for Tag zwei (day 2) of my German language journey. So let’s start with watching some German posts on youtube. “Harry Potter und der beste Harry Potter.” I think that means Harry Potter and the best Harry Potter. But that doesn’t really make any sense. Slughorn.

The only thing that I understand is like the names of the Harry Potter characters. What? Crazy? Is this German or is this English?

Influencer. Content creator. Youtuber. No, I don’t understand anything anymore. What is happening?

Why are they drinking poison? No no no, don’t do the poison one! Okay, so I have absolutely no idea what just happened in that post. I’m gonna use Skillshare. I found a really good German course on Skillshare, and this one is specifically about ordering food in a cafe.

Hello, welcome back to another lecture. In this lecture, we’ll be looking at food, drinks, and reservations. So here’s some basic vocabulary based around eating out.

Coffee, we’re probably not gonna drink that on dinner. I already know that. Der Teller, the plate.

Or is it “das” Teller? Noodle, that should be easy to remember. Noodle, Nudeln, same thing. One thing I struggle with is the masculine, feminine, or neutral.

Jobs and animals, where we have an obvious male version and a female version. English person, for example, or a female person. So der Engländer…

So I would be der…Canadader. How am I supposed to remember all of this? It’s just like arbitrary male and female words.

Are you kidding me? Depending on the make of car… I just took a shower, I had dinner. I think I did a great job though, because I actually learnt a lot. All my notes, 3 full German courses on Skillshare. So before I go to bed, the last thing I’m gonna do is learn a couple of cheesy pickup lines, because which good boyfriend doesn’t know good cheesy pickup lines, right?

It feels weird. Can I have your number? I already have her number, so that’s cool. Oh shoot, my place or yours. I’ll see your tomorrow, peace.

Today, I decided I was gonna do a test. “Can you past this basic german test.” Ein is one, Zimmer is room. Einzelzimmer, I think it’s a single room? Oh, “ganze Wohnung”, so yeah, that must be the entire thing, the whole flat. €89 per night.

Yes! “Kaninchen”, I think that means dog. Cute? I don’t know.

Name is Lumpi, Lumpi is a dog. Wait a second. If Lumpi’s a “Hund”, and Tine is a “Kaninchen”, Tine can’t be a dog. I see where this is going. Oh, it might…it is a puppy!

It’s 6 months old. Kaninchen is not a puppy. Tine is probably not a rabbit, I don’t think that’s how you spell rabbit. So I’m gonna go with Tine is a rabbit.

YES!! Okay yeah, I think it’s the middle of centre. Internet is offered, coffee and “hausgebackener”… Oh no, this is not a kitchen, this is a cake! Yes! I must buy.

I come house. When you need, you can call. You don’t buy from church, you just pray. Okay, so that has to be shopping.

Freitag is friday. No sun. Saturday, no idea what that means. Sunday: strong wind and… Nebel, I think that’s snow.

Because just from other languages, I know it starts with an N, snow always starts with an N. Ooh, it could be fog. This is scary. I think I’m gonna go with my intuition and I’m gonna say snow. NOOO!

What? Noooo! I’m so close to perfect.

I got an A+, but I’m still kind of disappointed at myself, because I got one wrong, I got 13 out of 14 right. Alright, day 4 of the process. I’m gonna go back on Omegle today. I’m gonna try to talk to more people.

Let’s go on Omegle. No one wants to talk to me. Maybe this guy is cool. Your mic doesn’t work.

No one wants to practise German with me. Oh Luca. I already met someone called Luca.

That doesn’t make sense. What? Do you understand what I said? Oh, it’s tomorrow, so you haven’t been on it yet.

I’m so confused right now. Oh my god, it’s this all over again. In german, we say accusative, because I don’t know the words in English.

Yeah. English is difficult. No no… German is very difficult.

My English is so bad. It’s not as bad as my German, man. Not as bad as my German. I don’t think I’ll be able to talk to my girlfriend tomorrow. What am I gonna do tomorrow?

If I talk like that to Michelle tomorrow, I’m gonna look like a complete idiot. There’s basically no improvement between what just happened just now and the first day. But you know, I just thought I could do better than this. I still can’t hold a conversation, and it’s one day away. I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

So I just got out of the shower, I’ve basically given up all hope today. I was slacking off the entire day, and I got a text from her. It says that she’s excited for our dinner tomorrow.

I still have 12, 13 hours, and I don’t want to let her down. I’m gonna learn German tonight. I’m gonna speak German to her tomorrow, and I’m not going to bed until I can speak German tonight.

I fell asleep last night. I think I slept like 2 hours. I gotta get ready for the call.

So I guess in this last hour I’m just gonna freshen up, make myself look presentable. Okay, I’m running out of time, I gotta make something really quick for dinner. So…what did you guys think? Honestly, I’m actually pretty happy and proud of myself, because at the beginning of this whole quarantine thing, I was just…eating, snacking, wasting time, and just feeling really bad about myself. And you know, learning German actually really helped me feel better.

And it was one of those things that I always wanted to learn, but I kept pushing off, because I make excuses for myself, like… Just too tired, no time, whatever whatever. And I don’t know if you guys do that, but you know, learning something new really helped me in this case. And I learn German with Skillshare.

I don’t know what you’re trying to learn, but I highly recommend skillshare, they’re a really good website. And they have basically everything possible in this entire universe. Like cooking, coding, photoshop, and they even started putting out rapping ones too.

They have everything. If you don’t believe me, you can check it out right over here for yourself. It’s totally free, so why not? Did you click it yet?

Right here. Anyway. Thank you for watching me learn German today.

I Learned German In 5 Days To Save My Relationship Dating

This post is sponsored by Skillshare. What? Dude, learning German is so freaking hard! So you’re probably wondering why I’m so stressed about learning German. Well, let me explain.

This is my girlfriend, Michelle. She’s from Switzerland. And for the past 5 months, we’ve been living happily together in Toronto. And it’s been amazing! That is… until last week.

She had to go back to Switzerland early because of the virus. She was really sad to leave. And we don’t know when we’ll see each other again. So to cheer her up, I’m gonna learn German for her, and surprise her with it on our FaceTime date night, which is just 5 days away. So that means I only have 5 days to learn a whole new language.

So let’s see if I can learn German. Let’s go. So I’ve actually taken a German class before, so I should be okay with the basics.

But I do need to practise my conversational skills, cause I haven’t spoken German in a long time. Maybe Omegle? Omegle might have some German people.

You say “ich”. You should try to say “ish”. “Ish”? I always thought it was “ich”. So you have to practise more. Oh okay, I gotta practise more, I gotta practise more.

It was not so good. Do you think I need to practise a lot more? Okay. Girlfriend is Freundin.

Alright guys, it’s really hard to find German people on Omegle. My German absolutely is trash. I knew the basics… I thought I knew the basics. I thought I could speak it, but apparently I can’t, so… I’m a bit disappointed at myself.

I got 4 more days to learn it, so… let’s get to work, I guess. I took some German classes before, and they gave me a bunch of German textbooks. See how dusty they are? That means I haven’t touched them in forever.

I’m gonna get started with this, and I’m gonna start learning. And I’m gonna see how far I can get tonight. Good day. So when do you use “guten Tag” and when do you use good morning? Turn on.

My lamp is broken. What the hell is an accusative? I eat an apple. I’m so confused!

Alright alright, I’m ready for Tag zwei (day 2) of my German language journey. So let’s start with watching some German posts on youtube. “Harry Potter und der beste Harry Potter.” I think that means Harry Potter and the best Harry Potter. But that doesn’t really make any sense. Slughorn.

The only thing that I understand is like the names of the Harry Potter characters. What? Crazy? Is this German or is this English?

Influencer. Content creator. Youtuber. No, I don’t understand anything anymore. What is happening?

Why are they drinking poison? No no no, don’t do the poison one! Okay, so I have absolutely no idea what just happened in that post. I’m gonna use Skillshare. I found a really good German course on Skillshare, and this one is specifically about ordering food in a cafe.

Hello, welcome back to another lecture. In this lecture, we’ll be looking at food, drinks, and reservations. So here’s some basic vocabulary based around eating out.

Coffee, we’re probably not gonna drink that on dinner. I already know that. Der Teller, the plate.

Or is it “das” Teller? Noodle, that should be easy to remember. Noodle, Nudeln, same thing. One thing I struggle with is the masculine, feminine, or neutral.

Jobs and animals, where we have an obvious male version and a female version. English person, for example, or a female person. So der Engländer…

So I would be der…Canadader. How am I supposed to remember all of this? It’s just like arbitrary male and female words.

Are you kidding me? Depending on the make of car… I just took a shower, I had dinner. I think I did a great job though, because I actually learnt a lot. All my notes, 3 full German courses on Skillshare. So before I go to bed, the last thing I’m gonna do is learn a couple of cheesy pickup lines, because which good boyfriend doesn’t know good cheesy pickup lines, right?

It feels weird. Can I have your number? I already have her number, so that’s cool. Oh shoot, my place or yours. I’ll see your tomorrow, peace.

Today, I decided I was gonna do a test. “Can you past this basic german test.” Ein is one, Zimmer is room. Einzelzimmer, I think it’s a single room? Oh, “ganze Wohnung”, so yeah, that must be the entire thing, the whole flat. €89 per night.

Yes! “Kaninchen”, I think that means dog. Cute? I don’t know.

Name is Lumpi, Lumpi is a dog. Wait a second. If Lumpi’s a “Hund”, and Tine is a “Kaninchen”, Tine can’t be a dog. I see where this is going. Oh, it might…it is a puppy!

It’s 6 months old. Kaninchen is not a puppy. Tine is probably not a rabbit, I don’t think that’s how you spell rabbit. So I’m gonna go with Tine is a rabbit.

YES!! Okay yeah, I think it’s the middle of centre. Internet is offered, coffee and “hausgebackener”… Oh no, this is not a kitchen, this is a cake! Yes! I must buy.

I come house. When you need, you can call. You don’t buy from church, you just pray. Okay, so that has to be shopping.

Freitag is friday. No sun. Saturday, no idea what that means. Sunday: strong wind and… Nebel, I think that’s snow.

Because just from other languages, I know it starts with an N, snow always starts with an N. Ooh, it could be fog. This is scary. I think I’m gonna go with my intuition and I’m gonna say snow. NOOO!

What? Noooo! I’m so close to perfect.

I got an A+, but I’m still kind of disappointed at myself, because I got one wrong, I got 13 out of 14 right. Alright, day 4 of the process. I’m gonna go back on Omegle today. I’m gonna try to talk to more people.

Let’s go on Omegle. No one wants to talk to me. Maybe this guy is cool. Your mic doesn’t work.

No one wants to practise German with me. Oh Luca. I already met someone called Luca.

That doesn’t make sense. What? Do you understand what I said? Oh, it’s tomorrow, so you haven’t been on it yet.

I’m so confused right now. Oh my god, it’s this all over again. In german, we say accusative, because I don’t know the words in English.

Yeah. English is difficult. No no… German is very difficult.

My English is so bad. It’s not as bad as my German, man. Not as bad as my German. I don’t think I’ll be able to talk to my girlfriend tomorrow. What am I gonna do tomorrow?

If I talk like that to Michelle tomorrow, I’m gonna look like a complete idiot. There’s basically no improvement between what just happened just now and the first day. But you know, I just thought I could do better than this. I still can’t hold a conversation, and it’s one day away. I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

So I just got out of the shower, I’ve basically given up all hope today. I was slacking off the entire day, and I got a text from her. It says that she’s excited for our dinner tomorrow.

I still have 12, 13 hours, and I don’t want to let her down. I’m gonna learn German tonight. I’m gonna speak German to her tomorrow, and I’m not going to bed until I can speak German tonight.

I fell asleep last night. I think I slept like 2 hours. I gotta get ready for the call.

So I guess in this last hour I’m just gonna freshen up, make myself look presentable. Okay, I’m running out of time, I gotta make something really quick for dinner. So…what did you guys think? Honestly, I’m actually pretty happy and proud of myself, because at the beginning of this whole quarantine thing, I was just…eating, snacking, wasting time, and just feeling really bad about myself. And you know, learning German actually really helped me feel better.

And it was one of those things that I always wanted to learn, but I kept pushing off, because I make excuses for myself, like… Just too tired, no time, whatever whatever. And I don’t know if you guys do that, but you know, learning something new really helped me in this case. And I learn German with Skillshare.

I don’t know what you’re trying to learn, but I highly recommend skillshare, they’re a really good website. And they have basically everything possible in this entire universe. Like cooking, coding, photoshop, and they even started putting out rapping ones too.

They have everything. If you don’t believe me, you can check it out right over here for yourself. It’s totally free, so why not? Did you click it yet?

Right here. Anyway. Thank you for watching me learn German today.

Happy learning, and happy learning time in quarantine. Tschüss (bye)!

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