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Oracle Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server DBAs by Michelle Malcher

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APPENDIXMental Preparedness for Multiple Platforms

My native language is English, but for some crazy reason, I wanted to learn German in high school. I learned about the language, discovered new words, and learned how to speak a couple of phrases. I started to learn about the syntax and gender of words. I was able to understand a very basic conversation, and I could read a simple article. My translations were straight word for word; I did not understand the slang.

At the university, I was exposed to more German. I studied the grammar and learned more about the culture, which helped me in understanding different meanings of phrases instead of just translating each word into English. Then I lived in Germany for several years, immersed in the language. ...

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