I took German in high school. It came in handy after I met my husband and we were stationed in Germany. I would go into a store in town, ask for something in German and 9 times out of 10 they would answer me in English! I was kind of embarrassed that my "accent" was so bad they would automatically switch to English. I found the older generation much more willing to converse with me in German, I guess they appreciated my effort even if my grammar wasn't the best.
I haven't used my German in so long that I don't remember very much. "Use it or lose it" is so true.
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