经常有人问我：“你为什么学习汉语？可以告诉我是什么原因让你学习汉语的？” 说实在的， 这个问题很难以回答。我很喜欢学习新东西，尤其是学语言。上中学的时候，我就已经学会了丹麦语，有一天，班上的一个中国同学就开玩笑地对我说：“哈哈，你连丹麦语都学了，为什么不学中文呢？那才是真厉害!” 那时的我听了，没有立刻接受挑战，心里没有自信，因为我听说过学习汉语不容易，但是心里也树立了一个目标。后来，在上大学选择专业时，我决定做一件别人看起来很“疯狂”的事情，主修汉学。这，只是我百里挑一的回答，因为我可以告诉你一百个学习汉语的原因，说也说不完。
Tell me why!
Many people have been asking me: “Why do you learn Chinese? Please tell me, what was the reason that made you study Chinese?” To be honest, the answer to this question is not easy. I love to learn new things, especially foreign languages. When I was in high school, I had taught myself Danish. One day some of my Chinese classmates were joking and telling me: “If you already managed to learn Danish, why don’t you want to give Chinese a try?” At that time, I was not really convinced this would be a good idea. I did not have the confidence that it would actually be possible for me to learn this language. I heard about how difficult the Chinese language is, but deep inside me, I started to develop a dream. Later, when I was applying for my studies at university, I chose to study something crazy and applied for Sinology. This is one of hundred possible explanations, why I decided to learn Chinese.
我从 2014 年 10 月开始学习汉语，非常幸运的，我的汉语老师非常棒，同学们也都很认真。因为我热爱学习，所以学习很努力。在学习汉语的过程中我遇到最困难的是说汉语。我写了很多词语卡片和阅读了很多文章，但是我的中文说得还不是很流利，没办法清楚地表达我的想法。我的目标是在不远的将来，可以流利的使用汉语。说实在的，有时候我感觉不到自己的进步。最困难的时候，我就自己给自己加油：“坚持下去！坚持就是胜利。”
Don’t give up easily!
In October 2014 I started learning Chinese and I was so lucky to have an excellent Chinese teacher and very good and motivated classmates. I love to study, so I was putting in a lot effort to learn this new language. During my Chinese learning process, the most difficult part was speaking Chinese. I did write tons of vocabulary cards, read many texts written in Chinese, but still I am not able to speak Chinese fluently. I can’t express myself the way I want to and sometimes that makes me feel like there is no progress. In very tough times, I told myself: “Don’t give up easily! Good things take time! Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine, it’s not the end.”
Many classmates who started learning Chinese with me in the first semester eventually gave up. They didn’t stick with it and changed subjects. What a pity! I knew that I didn’t wanted to be like them. Luckily, I found out about how to make study easier. If you study hard, complicated things will become easier. But if you are not putting enough efforts in your study, the most simple things will become complicated. If you only focus on the difficulties you encounter, you will not be able to see your progress. But if you are studying hard, sooner or later, the hard work will pay off and there will definitely be progress!
Believe in yourself
Suddenly I started to realize: „I can do it!“ I am an optimistic girl, always looking at the bright side of life. I love to learn, I love to laugh and I love to help people the best I can. I love to write articles, developed my own style of writing, telling people about how to learn Chinese, my experiences and motivation. I am deeply fascinated by languages, love to explore new cultures. When it comes to learning I am very disciplined and always try to take every opportunity to learn. I am cheerful, love the art of music. I love to sing, especially Chinese songs and play the guitar while singing.
今年的7月是我第一次来到中国参加汉语桥比赛。我梦想在中国做的是认识新的朋友，因为我很喜欢认识世界各地的人。在中国我当然每天都想说很多的汉语，因为我真的很想提高我的汉语水平。对此我紧张又兴奋！ 我知道: “别担心！什么都可以！我一定会加油！”
Chinese Bridge Competition
In July this year, I will go to China for the very first time in my life to participate in the Chinese Bridge Competition. I dream of making many new friends in China, because I love to meet people from all over the world. I will give my best and try to speak Chinese every single day, because I really want to improve my Chinese skills. I am both nervous and excited! I tell myself: “Don’t worry! Everything is possible! I will give my best!”
我高兴死了！I am SO happy!