Top Six *Real* Reasons to Learn German

| February 10, 2014 | Reply

– Because Germans were centuries ahead of the hashtag with

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– To ensure your throat remains clear of hairballs

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– To find out why all roads lead to Ausfahrt

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– So you can sound pissed off even when you’re saying “butterfly”

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– So you understand what everyone is saying at Karneval for the two hours you’re sober

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– Because, really, who is going to take over the world? (I know where I group my pieces.)

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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