Study Better

The Best Place to Start Learning German

Learning a new language can seem daunting. One of my lecturers always says that one has to start with the familiar and move towards the unfamiliar. This is why I would, in order to learn the pronunciation of a language, recommend your starting with perfect cognates. These words, otherwise known as friendly allies, are words that are the same in both German and English. The only difference is the pronunciation of the word. So, you already know the word’s meaning and spelling, now only add the pronunciation as well as the gender and you are good to go.

Perfect Cognates

der Arm
der Bandit
die Bank
die Basis
blind
die Butter
digital
elegant
die Emotion
emotional
der Finger
die Hand
das Hotel
die Inspiration
international
irrational
legal
liberal
der Mast
die Mine
modern
der Moment
die Motivation
das Museum
der Name
die Nation
normal
die Olive
parallel
das Radio
die Religion
das Restaurant
die Rose
das Problem
der Professor
der Service
das Signal
der Sport
die Statue
der Stress
das System
das Taxi
der Tiger
tolerant
die Tradition
der Tunnel
wild
der Wind

Have fun with this little bit of familiarity in the unfamiliar territory of German.

XOXO

Further Reading

Most Used German Words
Must Know German Verbs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

css.php