• Question: Can you speak German?

    Asked by 523tch48 to Charlie ๐Ÿš€ on 14 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 14 Jun 2016:

      Guten Tag 523tch48!

      Ja, ich kann ein wenig Deutsch sprechen!
      (Yes, I can speak a little German)

      โ€ฆbut when I first moved to Germany I did not speak a word and actually I didn’t like learning it at school!

      As a native English speaker most people speak English with me and actually ask for my help checking the English of their research. All the science we do is published in English so speaking it is actually beneficial even though I work for the German Space Agency.

      Charlie ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿš€