Three Words You Can’t Pronounce in German

So here’s the thing: I’m an American who has lived in Berlin for over twenty years and I also speak fluent German (no, this is not a given). However, after all this time, I still have a fat American accent.

Although admittedly this does at least partly have to do with laziness (pronunciation drills are not really fun, believe it or not…), it’s also by choice. I’ve lived her forever and am now even a dual US-German citizen, but I still will never stop being an American. Where I grew up is a huge part of who I am–why hide it by actively trying to erase my…