Whenever I tell someone I'm majoring in German, I usually get the same three reactions: "Sprechen Sie Deutsch? That's all I know!," "German? But it's such an unattractive language.," or "Can you speak German?" The last one is my favorite. I can't help but answer with "No, I don't know a single word. I'm majoring in it just for kicks."
German is definitely not one of the Romantic languages of the world; I can't argue with that. My reason for choosing it as my major is simple: I used to know it.
Living in Germany when I was itty bitty sparked my interest and it still hasn't lost its appeal after all these years.
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