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I have no confidence to touch German this language, because it seems so horrible to me at least from looking of each word. It is really hard to memory such a long long coaches like "Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz" . I don't believe it being completely one word, which could often appear in the book. It is absolute that local speakers could easily talk it fluently without any difficulty, but how shall we as foreigners learn German quickly? Is there any better methods from you? 

Thanks for your sharing.

Sep 2, 2016 5:08 AM
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A few thoughts:

If the language seems "horrible" to you, then why spend your time learning it? If you're not motivated, it will be a struggle. 

German has some long words (like any other language) but you don't need to memorize them all. You can usually figure them out by looking at roots or from context. 

Learning any language takes time. If you have a deadline, then I'd say focus on the parts that you need. If you need it for travel, focus on phrases and situations that may come up. If you want to just read the language, then spend a lot of time reading. 

Again, any language can look overwhelming when you first start, but the more you practice, the easier it becomes.

September 2, 2016
Word constructions like "Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz" are possible but NOT (very often) used in day-to-day life. On the other hand English (which you seem to speak fluently) and German are related languages (you will find many German words which sound very much like the English equivalent) and with additional knowledge in French you should be able to figure out the German grammar as well. But as Chris pointed out: You should be motivated to learn the language and maybe have a good reason. 
September 5, 2016
German is considered to be the easiest language to learn, along with French, English and Spanish/Italian/Portugese. Its grammar is really simple but just very different.
September 2, 2016
I agree with everything that has been said before. Plus, think of it this way: up until a little more than 100 years ago, German was seen as the language of poets and philosophers (within Europe, at least). Therefore, it can't really be so absolutely "horrible", can it? :)
September 6, 2016
hehe, maybe you can get my a little bit exaggerations especially when you try learn "Chinese"  yourself merely without any a few alike Europe countries conditions full of multiple culture blending .Oppositely, most the guys around your table in coffee bar seating there who are same black hair , eyes and also speaking same language. That seems ineluctable and helpless to learn about other different race including languages except English. 
September 6, 2016
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