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For those that want to learn German because they will be visiting or even living in Germany, be prepared for some subtle culture shocks.


Here are some interesting observations by one expat in Germany who has listed 10 things she finds weird:

2. “Thanks” means “no”
Confusing, no? Let me tell you how! If you are at the bakery, and the person behind the counter asks you if you would like your bread sliced, make sure you say “Bitte” (please) or “Ja”. If you go the (perhaps overly) polite Anglo-American route of saying “thanks”, your bread will be handed to you, nicely wrapped, but whole.

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