Deutsche Sprache Schwere Sprache
People learning German often keep complaining what a difficult language it is. Things like: German can only be learned if you have been living in the country all your life provided that you are married to a German, the verb never comes until you forget it, Umlaut is slippery ground full of sleet only good for breaking your neck. Even Germans themselves confess: Deutsche Sprache schwere Sprache literally meaning German, it is a difficult language indeed.

Of course German declension, it’s four cases and the gender of nouns is not an easy nut to crack but people may not be aware of the advantages: Word relationsships are cristal clear no matter what word order you choose. For example you can start with the dative: dem deutschen Volk. The English boring and stupid word order SPO (subject - predicate - object) can be easily avoided and your text is much more interesting. Moreover, German is chewing gum for your brain and you can play with what you say. In fact, it is the best medicine for Alzheimer. Medical doctors ought to additioinally prescribe German for non-German patients suffering from Alzheimer. After all it was the language of great thinkers and philosophers like Hegel.

But be careful, never do shopping in German in the dative. Do you know why? Well, Mark Twain thought the ending (e) is only used for the plural like: ein Hund but zwei Hunde. Later, he heard some Germans say (a bit old fashioned now) (dem Hunde) which is only one dog although it has an (e) ending but in the dative. So he said: if you buy a dog in the dative you pay for two dogs but get only one. What a bargain!

Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim
Bremen - Germany


My Medicine

for Alzheimer is Polish. It is the most difficult language on earth. Alois Alzheimer was a professor at the universtity in Breslau before he died. It is in Poland now and in Polish it is called Wrocław [ˈvrɔt​͡s