Monthly Archive: August, 2012

The prettiest cars around

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Germans are very proud of their cars. 12 of the top 30 luxury sport cars in the world come from German manufacturers. Cars represent something of a status symbol in German society. So… Read More

The longer you look at them…

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… the funnier they seem. Semantically, they have little in common. Here is a hopefully exhaustive list of German words ending in -opf. Try pronouncing them all and see how weird they suddenly sound.… Read More

Why you should never queue in Germany

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Image via Photobucket.  Despite being kings of punctuality, ze Germans still have a little to learn about queueing… You know how Brits are world champions when it comes to standing in line? They… Read More

Hitzewelle over Germany

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It’s taken a while but it looks like summer is finally at its ‘Hoch’ (high or peak) in between the many storms and rainy days which ‘Siebenschläfer’ predicted back in June. The news… Read More

Watch the Stars

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  Get your ‘Fernrohr’ (telescope) out and keep your eyes open tonight! If it’s a clear night, you will be able to watch ‘Sternschnuppen’ (shooting stars) falling from the sky all over Germany!… Read More

Sommerzeit

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Pieces of summer around the city

German Love?

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The German language isn’t only used for expressing anger (as referred to in a recent post). In fact, Germans have quite a few metaphors for expressing that somebody is in love. We can’t… Read More