No Denglish04 May 2006
ChicagoKarl notes the prevelence of English jargon in the German language, especially in IT. I think German would be a lot easier without any English words, because
- I don't which article to use with them
- I don't konw how to pronounce them (correct English or phonetic German)
- They don't always mean what you think they mean (i.e. "handy" doesn't mean adept, and "pullover" has nothing to do with the wool over your eyes)
I don't worry about it much though. I haven't had any angst of foreign languages since I had a blitz course in French back in kindergarten.