Perry Stationed In Berlin?

Hardly. But this.

Many Armitage fans have a penchant for learning as much as they can about topics that flow from following Richard Armitage. Whether it’s learning to make Gifs or photo edits, reading works and author bios we might not touch, studying acting techniques or ice cream flavors, studying distribution of independent films and men’s clothing trends – whatever. Fangirling can be more than just ogling a hunk.

I know I should be improving my Spanish, since I live in Mexico now.

Instead, I’m thinking of learning German because there are a fair number of only German speakers in the fandom, and I think I’m missing out. I do use Google translate, and I’ve even learned to figure out some of how it gets it so wrong when it translates into English ( thanks to hints from some German speaking friends.)What? capital letters in the middle of sentences – not proper nouns? I’m even beginning to believe that I can read some German ( a bissel Yiddish doesn’t hurt).

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I’ll keep you posted.

16 thoughts on “Perry Stationed In Berlin?

  1. You know what – not only do I love hearing that (because I am German) but I also think that you’ll find that German is really not as difficult as a lot of people claim! Effectively, your native language (hehe, assuming it is English), is half of Germanic origin, half of Romance origin. And the good news is: of the 100 most-frequently, most basic words, 96 are of Germanic origin. Hence you get a lot of identical or extremely similar words: arm, hand, haus, maus, etc… Lot of them may look different, but when you pronounce them, you can easily hear the similarities. And then there are the wonderful compounds – the ability to make up a new word by combining two already known words. Here: what is a “Fallschirm”? Made up from “to fall” and “umbrella”. Yup, a parachute. Or “Staubsauger” = Staub (dust) and “saugen” (to suck). Dustsucker? A vaccuum cleaner. Who would’ve thought the Germans are so creative??? 😉
    Don’t get distracted by the capitalisation of words. That’s easy to master: All nouns are capitalised, that’s it. Sentence structure is a bit different to English, and yes, German likes to use looooong sentences, the more complicated, the better. But there are rules to it, and when it comes to German and rules, you can depend on them 😉
    Sorry for droning on, but I hate the prejudice that German is difficult. It is no more difficult than French or Spanish. I look forward to conversing you in my mothertongue, soon. Deutsch ist leicht und macht Spass.


    • First question – why didn’t you capitalize German in your comment? Was this an English error, or something related to German? In Spanish, the word español is not capitalized.


      • In Germany we didn’t capitalize it, when we say: Ich spreche deutsch, spanisch, französisch. Typical error by transferring the word from one language to another….. 😏


  2. I’ve sometimes thought I should learn another language to help keep my brain stimulated as I get older, and French was always the one that came to mind because I studied that at school a loooong time ago. Having come from Guylty’s blog, then reading this, it suddenly makes sense that if I do start *cough* German would be the logical choice. 🙂


    • Maybe we can be study partners. I’ve had 4 years of Spanish, one of French, one of Latin and I taught myself “some” Italian. I stink at everything but English.


      • German might be your forte! It would be good to have another newbie to bounce off, but you may end up regretting the suggestion lol!


  3. Oh wow – a huge challenge – eine große Herausforderung! I think German is a dificult language (but I´m really NOT the language specialist) especially when I try to impart it to my refugees 🙂 with all the exceptions……


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