I have been learning the German language for what seems an eternity. I have been taking classes, doing online exercises, learning how to type an umlaut, watching YouTube videos and trying to listen to German news segments.
Perhaps all of that sounds tedious. But it isn’t. I actually thoroughly enjoy learning another language.
I do believe that I have made considerable progress. However, those notions are strongly challenged when a native German speaker strikes up a conversation with me.
Nevertheless, I do enjoy writing, or trying to write, in German. Hence, the need to be able to type umlauts, vowels with those 2 little dots on top. An umlaut simply changes the way that a vowel is sounded.