For this post, I did some research. I wanted to make sure I am not the only one who thinks that this is one of the biggest differences. I checked Youtube and watched videos from Americans living in Germany. They also noticed quickly that the Germans don't seem to have the American concept of small … Continue reading Differences between Germans and Americans: Small Talk
I work in a very international environment. Germans come to America and Americans travel for a business trip to Germany. It's fascinating to hear the experiences of my American and German colleagues. I started not only to recognize differences but also think about the "why". There are reasons why certain behaviors develop. Certainly, I am … Continue reading Differences between Germans and Americans: Smiling
Something I never thought about is that every culture also has different sayings. I still use my German saying translated into English, my husband and I have a lot of fun with that. Very interesting is that some saying represents the culture also. Here are ten German expressions Americans should know when dealing with Germans. … Continue reading I think my pig whistles! – 10 German Idioms in English
Two years ago when I was studying at the College of Charleston I had my first awkward situation... I was waiting for the bus. In Germany usually, no one talks to each other while waiting for the bus. So I was not prepared for it. A boy asked me if I go to the outlets and … Continue reading I am a coconut!