'@rfbeat' haha XD
@OxygenBeats' Your last question just cracked me up haha XD
So in my case, we had english in school for 9 years and even though I didn't really give that much of a fuck in school, I think that's how I really learned the basics. I also learned a lot through listening to hip hop actually. Some things you just catch up, cause it's repeated all the time, other things you have to look up, if you really want to know what the rapper is trying to say. Then there's movies, nba basketball commentary, tutorials, interviews and things like that. Also my cousin's Australian and I chatted with her a lot when I was younger. So, I don't understand everything, especially when it comes to politics and economics, but almost everything else is just fine.
So it's like you are confronted with the english language all the time, like almost every single day. I sometimes have an english thought and I've even dreamt in english lol. It's just that you rarely get to speak it. I think that's the main reason. It's not that I cannot talk. It's just that it would take me some time to say what I want and I would make some mistakes I think. And I'm not like a confident, talkative type of person anyway and I kind of want the things I say to be correct and sound at least decent, so that makes it even tougher. When I post in this forum or something, it's cool because I can take my time to write you know. But I have to double check all the time, look things up to make sure I'm not writing any nonesense etc. etc. so sometimes it can get exhausting haha. Just to give you an example. I just wrote that I would make mistakes, if I talked in english. Now, I wasn't 100% sure if "mistake" is really the right word to use in this context. I was like "I think "mistakes" is correct, but dammit there's also "errors" "faults" "flaws" etc." loool. So I just double checked to make sure. Also I still have some trouble with english prepositions like "on" "in" "at" "for" "by" and stuff cause they somewhat differ from german.
In Germany btw kids have to learn english in school. I think nowadays they even begin at a younger age like 9 or something (I began at 12) so I think the english skills in general will get better. Especially cause they'll grow up with all that tech and social media and stuff like that.
Anyways I'm so glad that you said that you didn't realize it, that's so nice to hear, because oftentimes when I post something, I'm not a 100% sure if it's completely correct and if not, how facepalm-ish the mistake would be you know, so yeah thanks, that just made my day!!! :)