ClaudiaBefu Well, I can't blame you: I managed to learn German with sweat, blood and tears only because I live in Austria since 15 years... Believe me, it was a veeeeery slooow start and and it went like that for 10 years. Now I can finally speak it.
I once was on vacation or a resort and we had a volleyball net where everyone could play beach volleyball. So it so happened that I was on a team that consisted of all Germans, haha. So, in the middle of the game one of the girls turns around and says something to me in German, and I replied instantly in perfect German:
"Entschuldigung Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
And they were like: "for someone who doesn't speak German, you sound pretty good"
Truth is: German was my second language at university, but I pretty much forgot it by now (like a bad nightmare, haha) and only know a few bits and phrases.