Archive for the 'Germany' Category

35 facts about Germany

Tuesday 15 May 2007 @ 5:12 pm

The country

Germany’s territory covers about 137,850 sqm (slightly bigger than Montana).
The biggest city is the capital Berlin with 3.4 mill inhabitants (Hamburg: 1.74 mill, Munich: 1.26 mill).
Germany consists of 16 states, 3 of which are city states (Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen).
Germany shares borders with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
One of […]

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Improve your English - TV ad

Sunday 6 May 2007 @ 10:07 pm

A lot of Germans pronounce the English “th” as an “s”.

I love this ad *g*.
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How to appear to be German in 10 steps

Sunday 6 May 2007 @ 3:50 pm

1. Don’t smile. You don’t want to make a sale, you want to look German.
2. Fake a creepy accent. If you don’t know what a German accent sounds like, do an Arnold Schwarzenegger personation.
3. Don’t say “hi” or “hello”. Use “hallo” or “guten tag” instead (the a is pronounced like the u in “us” for […]

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20 things to keep in mind when visiting Germany

Saturday 24 March 2007 @ 6:52 pm

1. We know beer - you don’t.
I don’t know who labeled your dishwater “beer”, but it’s misleading. When you order a beer in Germany - don’t expect it to be ice cold. And yes, the foam is intended to be there.
2. The Autobahn
This much is true: On the autobahn no speed limit sign actually means […]

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