False friends. Aren't they fun? They either make you sound daft when you're speaking (in this case) German, or make Germans sound daft when they're speaking English. In this post, I'm going to tell you some simple and common false friends which you may come across and may lead you to confusion. Smoking Translation: tuxedo This… Continue reading “You’ve got a pickle on your face”: Some common false friends in German
Those Germans, eh? Being a Brit, there are some things they do that I don't quite understand, but I still love them. I mean, I wouldn't be here if I didn't love them, of course. And, as I'm sure you're aware if you know me well, I mean in no way to cause offence with… Continue reading Typical German reactions to everyday scenarios
If you're up-to-date with my blog, you'll know I love the German language (kind of helps when you're living in Germany, I guess). Throughout my day-to-day life I come across wonderful words and phrases that sometimes throw me off in a conversation, or just make me laugh a little too much. Being the geek that… Continue reading Fun German words: From “Belly speakers” to “sitting giants”
Today marks the day that I've been living in my second Heimat for exactly 22 months (I do love numbers). That is, of course, not including the 13 months I lived in Hannover before moving back to England for a year to finish my studies, but nevertheless - 22 months is quite a long time! I… Continue reading What have I had to get used to living in Germany as a Brit?