ByNika Knight

Nika Knight is a writer and translator living in Portland, Maine. She has written previously for Narratively, Grist, and Full Stop, among others. Once in a blue moon she can be caught tweeting at @nsknight.

  1. I might tell you that I speak German, but I won’t say that I’m fluent. I can read a newspaper article and hold a conversation on your day, the weather, your opinion on Angela Merkel. But a bureaucratic form or a passage from Schiller will stymie me. I moved to Berlin having only taken German 101 and 102, and so I can also never tell you when I’m using a modal verb or the Präteritum,…