So, the hubbie knows (knew?) some French (from high school), Japanese (3 years in college), and German (studied in Berlin). He is studying up on his German to take the phone test. German isn't a sound I've ever heard in our house. He's trying to speak German to the kids, the dog and me. He's listening to German on his commute to and from work. I'm not much help, I'm afraid. I took four years of Latin and learned Spanish while I was an exchange student in Chile during high school.
The kids will ask, "Dada, how do you say... (insert word or phrase)...in German?" Then he will tell them and they will attempt to repeat it. I can't help it, I crack up. I keep thinking of The Friends episode where Phoebe tries to teach Joey French for an audition. Here it is. I laughed just watching the clip when I attached the link: Enjoy. Classic.