CULTURE : …and then I went to the Parkhaus : MEDIUM

Spotlight - epaper ⋅ Ausgabe 4/2019 vom 20.03.2019 ⋅ Seiten 36-39 ⋅ Lesedauer ca. 8 Min.

CULTURE : …and then I went to the Parkhaus : MEDIUM

DAGMAR TAYLOR lebt sehr gerne in Deutschland. Wenn da nicht die unzähligen merkwürdigen und überhaupt nicht logischen Dinge wären, über die sie immer wieder stolpert

The linguistic and cultural misunderstandings between German and English are an endless source of amusement. After almost 20 years in Germany, I have come across plenty. Join me now as I explore another four everyday topics that have created opportunities for confusion and embarrassment for English speakers in Germany.

That’s not possible

You don’t always get great service in Germany. People whose job is to serve the public can be rather rude. The secret is not to take it personally.

When I recently landed at my local airport after a trip to Berlin, I set off towards the car park to get my car. It was when I took out my online reservation that I realized that I didn’t have a parking ticket, and that I hadn’t been offered one at the barrier when I drove in. Since I had managed to drive in without one, I wondered whether I would be allowed to drive out without one. While I was picturing being ...

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