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b4rn3yf1978
25th July 2011, 03:20
Guten Tag,

Ich Heisse Barnaby,

Ich komme aus Sud-Ost England. Mein Vater hat komme aus Deutschland und ich hat gefaren aus Deutschland wenn ich ein kind war.

Ich hat sprechen deutsch wenn ich ein kind aber ich bin sehr rostig.

Ich hoffe, wieder lernen

KW

Tchuss

Barnaby

Nicki
25th July 2011, 05:43
Hallo, Barnaby!

Willkommen im Forum! Wir können Dir sicher behilflich sein, Deine Deutschkenntnisse aufzufrischen. Deinen Text habe ich unten verbessert. Laß es mich wissen, wenn Du Fragen dazu hast.

Grüße

Dominique

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Guten Tag[,]!

Ich [Heisse] heiße Barnaby[,].

Ich komme aus [Sud-Ost England] Südostengland. Mein Vater [hat komme] kommt aus Deutschland, und ich [hat gefaren aus] habe Deutschland verlassen, [wenn] als ich ein [kind] Kind war.

Ich [hat sprechen deutsch wenn] sprach Deutsch, als ich ein [kind] Kind war, aber ich bin sehr [rostig] eingerostet.

Ich hoffe, es wieder zu lernen.

KW

[Tchuss] Tschüs!

Barnaby

guenever
27th July 2011, 09:00
Guten Tag! I will stick to English! I am from America although I an a self-professed Anglophile. I just came to say hello!

b4rn3yf1978
29th July 2011, 03:37
I was trying to say,

Good day

My name is Barnaby

I come from Sout East England. My father was from Germany and I used to visit Germany as a child.

I used to speak German quite well as a child however I am very rusty now.

I hope to learn again.

I'll introduce myself properly in english.

My name is Barnaby and I live in Essex in South East England. My father was German but lived in England from 1968. I used to visit my grandparents every year who lived in Bad Salzuflen, North Rhiene Westphalia.

I was always encouraged to learn German as a child and took German at school. When I left school at 18, I went to work in Germany and learnt lots more German by just being there.

That was 15 years ago, and because I haven't needed to speak German in such a long while, I have become so rusty that I can't even write a letter to reletives in Germany without using 'Google Translate'

I find it very frustrating that I have forgotten so much. It feels like I have to learn all over again.

I am very proud of my German heritage and would like to go back to Germany and visit my relatives, but the state of my German speaking is so poor, it would be embarassing.

I think that my main weakness is grammar.

Thanks,

(BTW if anyone would like to translate what I have just typed, they are more than welcome ;))