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How easy would it be to travel in germany, for an extended period. knowing only very basic german?

I only know very basic german. like "hello" "my name is..." things like that you know?

Basically i have a tape, and I've only got unit 1...

But I was thinking about exchanging to germany, would it be easy to pick up quickly?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You should not have a problem.My cousin went to Mannheim as a exchange student and picked german up easily.If your there and have to use it a lot you will pick it up quickly.My cousin has been in German for 6 years now.Plus you will make friends and they can help you learn it faster and you can teach them english.It will be a great experience for you so go for it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I went to Poland for 4 months as part of an exchange, without knowing any Polish at all, or even knowing a single person there. Everything was new for me. It was tough the first week for sure, but it got progressively easier. by the halfway point I already felt like I'd lived there forever, and was totally comfortable with the town and getting around. I was really surprised at how fast I was able to pick up a few basics.

    There will definitely be people around to help you, and you'll learn a lot and gain a lot of confidence!! I say go for it :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Germany is a difficult language to learn, so if I were you I'd make sure I was in a cosmopolitan city like Berlin where there is a good chance there will be some people who speak English. I also would learn some more German, just so your not at a total loss.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Germans know English quite well (especially the younger generations), and are quite happy to be able to demonstrate their skills with a native speaker of English.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I was in Germany for a good long while. Most people there can at least POINT you to someone who speaks English.

  • 1 decade ago

    real easy. lots of germans know english.

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