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Language  // Posts tagged as "Language"

19 Sep Posted by in Expat Emotions, Language | Comments

My Warning Label for Native Speakers

My Warning Label for Native Speakers

I am fortunate to live in an extremely supportive neighborhood. And I think most neighbors realize that my German language skills vary per day. But I was thinking that perhaps it might be easier if I could somehow warn them in advance when I am having a rough Deutsch speaking day. Much like a name ...

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27 Feb Posted by in Family Life, Language | Comments Off

I AM the StepMonster – How to communicate when we don’t speak the same language

I AM the StepMonster – How to communicate when we don’t speak the same language

Normally I try to keep my posts on the light side with a bit of humor, but today I want to delve into some of my experiences as being a Stepmom. Hey, don’t click away yet. I have included numbered bullet points below if you’re already bored. Being a step-parent in and of itself is always a bit ...

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15 Feb Posted by in Tops & Flops | 5 comments

Top 10 Most Difficult Transition Issues When I First Moved to Germany

Top 10 Most Difficult Transition Issues When I First Moved to Germany

Language Barrier – They tell you that everyone learns English in Germany. Well, they do. But one would never know. Germans may know English, but not everyone wants to speak it. How come no one ever told me the Germans rank just under the French in not wanting to speak English? I would estimate that ...

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14 Feb Posted by in Tops & Flops | 1 comment

Top 10 Most Exciting Things about living in Germany

Top 10 Most Exciting Things about living in Germany

The Autobahn – Every American’s Dream. The Germans are serious about their driving. Most importantly, stay to the right unless you are passing. Efficient and effective system for those who can follow the rules, and yes, hella fun! The German’s are so efficient they even tell you where the fixed speed traps are. Food & ...

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