Learn German Easily

Created by Lucas Kern

This is How Learning German Could Change Your Life

Introduction

For James, learning German exposed him to a new job where he now earns twice as much as he did in Mexico.

For Charity, knowing German enabled her to obtain a scholarship and now she is studying mechanical engineering in Frankfurt.

And Roberto is now playing football in Germany and living his dream.

If you’re considering learning German, here are 10 reasons why you should jump onto the boat right away.

German flag - Learn German Easily

1. You will get paid well if you get a job in Germany (which is not hard if you speak German)

A well-paying job is a vague term, so let me make it practical using the table below:

Salary in EURO Working in Germany as a …
3680 designer / graphic artist
5201 Mechanical engineer
7054 Physician (medical specialist)

…not bad for a pay day, huh?

You can find how much you would earn as a teacher, cook, accountant, driver or any other profession here average salary Germany.

Let me also tell you that if you come to work here in Germany as a scientist and you are earning over 50K, you can obtain the EU blue card which will enable you to stay here for a much longer period than the normal travel visa.

Now that’s really awesome except that you must have a lot of work experience to earn that much. So why don’t you just pick a simpler job like being a mathematician?

2. You will get respected by speaking a language people think is difficult (but it’s not!)

If you think German is hard, it’s probably because you saw an endless parade of long words, these guys: ö, ü, ä, and a funny character that looks like it was borrowed from the Greek alphabet (ß).

Note: ö, ü and ä are called umlauts and they’re really easy to master. Click here to learn how the German umlauts are pronounced.

Moving on, the German that you need to get along with daily conversations is not hard at all, actually.

Just look at this table and you’ll see:

Englisch     Germany
the father der Vater
the number die Nummer
the mother die Mutter
the bus der Bus
the shoe der Schuh

If you can read this text then German will be easy for you to learn because 26% of its vocabulary has shared roots with English.

Here are more examples of similarities between German and English.

Now don’t worry why some words use the article ‘die’ while others use ‘der’. That is much simpler to understand than how the word ‘fish’ doesn’t change in its plural.

Besides, here is an explanation of the German articles, DER, DIE and DAS.

3. German will open you to science, math and music

Wanna be smarter?

Then learn how to speak German

Otherwise why do you think that 77 Nobel prizes in the fields of physical sciences, chemical sciences and medicine have been awarded to winners from German speaking countries?

Because German is the language of knowledge.

German is a language of science

Rüdiger Gamm, world famous human calculator could calculate math up to the power of 15 when thinking in English, but this increased up to power 23 when he was thinking in German.

Also, some of the greatest music composers to have ever lived such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Chopin spoke German.

Still thinking about learning German?

4. You can make money as a translator

With increased businesses going online, I ran a quick check on and found these translator jobs among many others:

Jobs as a translator in Germany

This is further supported by increased globalization and cultural exchange, and so you could make more money if you can translate German texts to other languages or translate text in your language to German.

Either way it’s a win for you.

5. Germany is a melting pot for start-ups (which you could join or partner with)

From a great business idea being copied to a cup of coffee being spilled, something happens every 20 minutes depending on which country you are talking about.

In Germany, that thing is the formation of a start-up.

The start-up scene is so robust that when I did an analysis of start-ups in various cities in Germany this is what I came up with:

start-up scene -cities

Again, more opportunity for you if you can speak the language.

6. You can pursue high quality higher education easily

Most developed countries that offer good education are either expensive to live in or charge more fees to students from other countries.

In Germany, however, most universities do not charge for tuition, and the cost of living is relatively lower.

For instance, the cost of renting an apartment in London is 71% more costly than in Berlin.

Here is a visual comparison of rent prices in 10 major European cities:

Rent prices in Europe

As you can see, rent prices in Berlin are among the lowest in Europe.

Obviously, there are many factors that determine the pricing of houses, but generally Germany is much cheaper to live in.

7. G is for gut; B is for business – German is good for business

Did you know that Germany is the largest European trading partner with the U.S. and German companies account for over 700,000 jobs in the U.S. alone?

Now you know.

Did you also know that despite Japan itself being a strong economy, 68% of Japanese students still learn German?

That’s because German is the fourth language for business in the world.

Just imagine being a Japanese tech wizard who’s looking for a job.

You show up at Google offices in Hamburg and say, “Ich spreche Deutsch!”

What are the chances that you’d be considered more than the others?

But you don’t have to be Japanese. As long as you’re good at what you do and can speak German, the business professionals will be very friendly and will want to work with you!

Which brings us to the next point:

8. German will help you in networking

German networking

Obviously, you can get more embraced by the people of any country if you speak their language.

For instance, when my Danish friend came visiting and I spoke to her in Danish, she was so impressed that I had taken the trouble of learning her language a little!

I know you’d like to know how it ended but I won’t say that here. Ahem!

In addition, my trip to Japan was not half as much fun as it would have been because very few people spoke English as you got deeper into the country. I really wish I could understand those charming smiling fellows but language got in the way!

When it comes to German, don’t be that guy!

9. You will be able to speak the most widely spoken native language in Europe

To put this in perspective, German is an official language in Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium. It is also a minority language in Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic and Romania.

This makes it one of the most widely spoken second language in Europe.

Third most spoken language in EU
Source: jakubmarianpe

How many other languages have such an expanse in Europe?

10. It helps your brain stay healthy

Other than helping you understand the anatomy of different languages and how they compare to your native language, when you study a foreign language you improve your memory, empathy, problem-solving skills, cognitive reasoning and spatial ability.

It even delays the onset of brain degenerating complications such as dementia.

Ja, sicher!

Conclusion

I could go on and on but for the sake of the princely ‘top 10 reasons’, I will stop there. But you have seen how much you would gain by learning German, and even if you do not intend to travel to Germany, opportunity might just find you where you are.

Remember, luck happens when opportunity meets preparedness.

All that remains now is for you to get up, get down, turn right around and learn some schneezy-weezy German!

Check out my German lessons!

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