It has taken me weeks to get through this lesson on German conjunctions on Duolingo. I’m really struggling. I’ll eventually get through it, but I’m afraid when I complete it, I still won’t know how they work.

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@chigh while I think I have learned more in this app than I did in school as far as reading and writing, I don’t have anyone to practice speaking with, and I’m *really* self conscious speaking aloud. I then get discouraged and can’t think, making learning the language even more difficult.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830