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How do Germans react to foreigners messing up noun genders? [closed]

My boyfriend is German and we're going in a few months where I will meet his family for the first time. I am OK at German, but something I really have a hard time with is remembering noun genders, ...
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“jemand(em) schreiben” vs. “an jemand(en) schreiben”

Es kommt mir so vor, dass jemand(em) schreiben gebräuchlicher ist, also Dativ. Wird Dativ immer bevorzugt und klingt irgendwie besser? Gibt es wirklich keinen Unterschied zwischen beispielsweise Ich ...
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Is there any difference between “ein bisschen” and “ein wenig”?

As far as I knew, "ein wenig" is mostly used in written German (usually somewhat official language), and sometimes comes off as a bit old-fashioned when used in every-day speach. It at least appears ...
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search to Speak german

I'm searching someone or a group with who I can speak german, I understand very good and I write good, the Problem that I didn't have until now the possibility to speak much as it must, fist I get shy ...
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Written vs. Spoken German

Some teachers (and their books) are used to emphasize that there are certain structures used in "written German". For instance, I was told that Präteritum is rather used in texts and not so common in ...
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Why is it so hard to understand German sentences construction?

I've been trying to learn German for a few months and I find extremely difficult to acquire the meaning of a spoken sentence (when reading I can take all the time I want and if I know the words, I'm ...
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Site to talk with people from German speaking areas

Is there a good site to talk with people from German speaking areas to improve my German ?