Tfw learning German

>tfw learning German

The amount of authors I'll be able to read in the original in time.

Holy..... I want more.....

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Why do you think your German would ever reach a point that its a benefit to you to read it in the original language over a professional translation?

I know japanese, German, Spanish, Norwegian, and English, and I still don't think translations are all too bad.

Not to say japanese is beautifully written (I'm a lit weab)

My Norwegian sucks though. I don't know what to read

>why would you bother having ambition?

Is not* phoneposting while on toilet

You greentext it, but it's a fair question, really, in light of life and its stream of shit.

>having ambitions is good

It's really not so hard for an anglophone native, our language is germanic at the core. Do you anons really have an excuse?

It's very fun for a Germanophile such as I, and I love being able to read translations as well as refer to the originals.

Also, poetry is pretty untranslatable.

The language is very enjoyable too, I like the logic and rhythm of it.

>He's on Veeky Forums and he doesn't find pleasure in learning things

Norwegian here. I recommend Jon Fosse. Alot of other great contemporary Norwegians have too many Norwegian refrences. I can't imagine anyone getting into Dag Solstad in translation, for example. Also Sagas. Egil Skallagrimsson saga is fantastic, just skip to page 80 or so where it starts.

Takk skal du ha :)

Languages have their own structure and world which can't come across in a translation by definition. The point isn't to enjoy German books in particular more but to enjoy the language.

>wasting time on a shitposting forum for autistic young adults
>somehow indicative of love of learning
stop deluding yourself

Really stimulates my sardines

Why do you think your English would ever reach a point that it's a benefit to you to read Shakespeare in the original language over OMG Shakespeare?

This kind of pro and con raisonnement totally misses the point.


Ikft bro
>tfw Hölderlin, Mann, Kafka, Goethe, Rilke
>tfw all that philosophy
It is indeed a great feel until you need to remember all the genders and declinations

There really is something for everyone in the German language.

>baaw my four cases are hard
Russian has 6, Latin 7, Finnish 15 and Hungarian 18. Stop being a pussy.

You don't understand how hard it is for native English speakers to learn other languages. I envy you Europeans who grow up knowing three or four.

I'm at the point where I can get the cases right almost all of the time without thinking about it too much. The three genders are what fucks me up because there is no clear rule to determine a word's gender and without that, you cannot declinate right and the whole grammatical structure collapses.

German is actually my 4th language but in terms of grammar it's the trickiest I've ever learned. I enjoy the language and the learning process tho.

lol try reading any of the godawful kafka translations

It's not tho

T. English Student in German III

I'm able to read German works in the original, but at a frustratingly slow pace.

Italian is my current focus, though.

English has two, so one never learns to differentiate objects. Having the ability to read multiple object cases in another language is a huge boon.

That's the the mountain one needs to climb to read, there is also the issue of learning German phrase logic.

Reading isn't hard, few people learn languages orally.

now you can read the classics

Latin has 6 cases.

>learning Attic Greek to jump to Homeric and then to Koine
>learning Japanese for dat dere haiku and other narrative classics of the 20th century

Feels good man

Oh, yeah? Well, i've learned the 59 characters in sanskrit

>thinking German III indicates any sort of proficiency in the German language

ayy lmao

Wirst du Mein Kampf lesen?

Muir is pretty decent,imo. Then again, I can't speak/read German.


Bump your mom's fat ass. This is a slow board.

German literature? Can't imagine it possesses many works worth learning the language to fully absorb.

(inb4 mein kampf)

This. There are some interesting works in German literature, but nothing really that would wow me and want me wanna throw down everything and pick up a book of a particular author. Yes, there's Goethe, Kafka and a few others, but I don't think they warrant learning a new language or making yourself go through the trouble of having to translate every 3rd word.

t. German

Name more interesting works, please.
I'll name you some I already know and you can add whatever you like best:

Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin, Wolf von Niebelschütz, Günther Grass, Georg Büchner, Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Fontane, Thomas Bernhard, Hans Henny Jahnn, Robert Walser, Heinrich von Kleist, Joseph Roth, Bruno Frank, Klabund, Hölderlin, Angelus Silesius, Rilke, Benn, Bruno Wille, Carl Spitteler, Gerhat Hauptmann, Detlev von Liliencron, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Jean Paul, Lessing, Theodor Storm, Karl Kraus, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Else Lasker-Schüler, Paul Celan, Arno Holz, Franz Grillparzer, Frank Wedekind, Kloppstock, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Dauthendey, Meyrink, Wassermann, Nestroy, Sternheim, Mörike, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Brecht, Heine, Klaus Groth, Richard Dehmel, Stefan George usw.

As a philosophyfag, German is probably the single most important language to learn in my field, even above Ancient Greek.

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