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Does a real Pulisic fan learn German?

Short answer: Obviously.

Long answer: There are essentially several reasons why a real Christian Pulisic fan needs to learn German. The most obvious is that Pulisic plays for a German team. If you're a real Pulisic fan, you plan on going to Germany in the next year or so to watch him before he's possibly transferred somewhere else. Anytime you go to a foreign country, your experience is enriched immeasurably even by learning the slightest bit of the local language. Ideally, a real Pulisic fan is paying primo cash this exact minute for a private tutor name Greta, stealing glances on his smartphone to read this very blog post while she drones on about the accusative case or the dative (though he doesn't want to be too disrespectful, as he's also trying to date her). The real Pulisic fan is also doing apps like Duolingo and Busuu to supplement his vocabulary. Bottom line: When you get to Dortmund and Signal Iduna Park, you're going to want to mingle with the locals before, during, and after the game. You're going to want to know how to say phrases likes, "the newest hot shit in American soccer," and, "my girlfriend broke up with me because I'm moving to Germany," and after the game, when you're drunk and wearing a Dortmund scarf and generally screaming, "My love for Christian Pulisic is the only bright spot in my life right now."

Another huge reason to learn German is that almost all of the content on the BVB website is in German, and not all of it has subtitles. There are 15 minute videos of Christian being interviewed by Nobby Dickel, former Dortmund star. Please notice: Plural. VideoS. And you can put on auto-generated subtitles in German, but not in English. You get to see CP joke around, talk to Felix Passlack, talk about his Dortmund living situation, and everything else a rabid CP fan could dream of. Only catch? It's all in German. So start learning.

I started learning German before I discovered Pulisic, since my roots are German and I have family there. Then, when I found out about Pulisic, I redoubled my efforts to the point where I can now say things like, "After she'd left him he couldn't sleep" (Duolingo has weird phrases).

I do plan to go to Germany in the near future, I do plan to see a game in person, I do plan to continue learning German, and I do plan to practice this German in the context of a Dortmund game.

And possibly, a Dortmund life?

Echte liebe.


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