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A friend wrote me a letter, asking me how he should learn French, he was so confused and overwhelmed as he asked a lot of questions. Does this expression make sense, or in other words, does it fit in this context?

  • Ich verstehe warum du so verwirrt bist, denn ich habe auch so etwas erlebt.

I wanted to use this expression as an introduction in the letter. Do you have any suggestions or ideas?

  • @Janka Do you think überfordert also fits in this context? – user32804 Apr 5 at 23:01
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    Yes, sure. You should think about the difference between überfordert and so überfordert though. – Janka Apr 5 at 23:03
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Your sentence is completely right. But I would say something like:

"Ich kann gut nachvollziehen, warum du so verwirrt bist. Ich habe so etwas auch schon erlebt."

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    Could you explain, why you would split the sentence and use nachvollziehen können instead of verstehen? – Arsak Apr 6 at 4:11
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    @Arsak It is simply a choice of style. It sounds a bit more "typical German", i.e. when speaking about how educated native speakers would express themselves in a written letter. In oral communication it is different. In oral communication it could be as short as: Ja klar. Das kenn' ich. – Christian Geiselmann Apr 6 at 10:12

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