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Friends! Help me keep my American accent

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Hey everyone!

 

My name is Kathy, I am 31 years old and I spent 9 years in Florida, USA and came back to Hamburg 6 years ago. Ever since then I sadly noticed how my once accent-free american english is deteriorating to some weird so-called "denglisch" (german-english), this stinks :-) Is anyone (prefereably english/american natives) interested in helping me stay clear of the german accent? In return, I would be happy to help giving assistance in any german language matters. Looking forward hearing from you guys!

 

PS: Don't hesitate to correct this short text :-)

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That's so sad...no one to talk to. Maybe I forgot to offer something in return :) How about learning german in return? Or getting advise or tips on the best venues in town? :-)

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You should just go to the meet-ups in Hamburg. I have a feeling you won't find many people on this forum who are interested in a tandem. They/we mostly want to complain about life in Germany and about the Germans in general. There are a few Germans on this forum who are tolerated (but they didn't out themselves right away as Germans I think). Hell, by reading your post, I wouldn't have guessed you were German.

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There are a few Germans on this forum who are tolerated (but they didn't out themselves right away as Germans...)

It's hard to be a German these days, I tell ya... :D

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Hi Kathy! I'm a 30 year old American woman who has been living in Hamburg since last December. I'm always looking to meet new people and to get out and see the city a little :) Send me a PM if you would like to get together sometime!

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Oh, and also wanted to mention that I would love if I could practice my German with you :) I work at an English kindergarten and don't have too many opportunities to speak German

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I'd love to help (and, in turn, keep my accent too). It's turning into this weird amalgam of American/German/French and it doesn't even sound like English any more.

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Kathy, im Damion and im from sunny San Diego Califorina.

I live in Hamburg and would like to hang out sometime. my cell - 01578488643 hope to talk soon!

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Not advisable to post your cell phone number or e-mail address on a public forum. You might want to edit that, if you still can, or ask the mods to remove the post and re-post without that info.

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