People in the UK are downright rude about the United States without asking questions or even trying to understand our culture. Nudity is commonly seen by children in magazines, newspapers, and on TV. I’ve always struggled, even more so recently in business school, with being disrespected because I’m a) a woman b) a young woman (who looks closer to 18 than 25) and c) I’m considered “girly.” Men in Germany were always much more impressed with my educational background, my experience, etc.and genuinely interested in my goals and aspirations.Germans also put their birth date and martial status on their resume. Honestly, some of them speak better English than me! They are genuinely curious and very willing to learn about American culture. I feel like I won’t be a real German until I own something from Jack Wolfskin. Craftsmanship overall is much better in Germany than the USA. To go along with #16, there are more small companies and family-run businesses in Germany than the USA. Germans might excel in efficiency and order but have absolutely no idea how to properly line up! Although let’s be honest, most Americans can’t handle it either. Germans are much more reserved with emotions…and I’m not. While Germans are inquisitive and blunt about American culture, they still believe all the American stereotypes.haha, I’m amazed at the level of competency and complexity that they know as a population! I actually never really realized this until I moved to the United Kingdom. Every drink in German is served sparkling, even water! Probably doesn’t help that I was a cheerleader and in a sorority. It is funny to talk to them about it and dispel some of the beliefs associated with the stereotypes (and no, my sorority did not have pillow fights in just our bras and underwear! I find Germans are much more respectful of women and the equality of women.
The German term Schneematsch (snow mud) describes that slurry of white and brown that starts to pile up on street corners and seep through your shoes. Die Kuh vom Eis holen If someone tells you “du hast die Kuh vom Eis geholt” (You've got the cow off the ice), they're probably not being literal (unless you're a dairy farmer next to a frozen lake).
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0 comments German is a beautiful language with lots of words that cannot be translated into English unless you’re describing them (which I will do below).
There are no equivalent words in the English language, which makes these top German phrases a lot more special.