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False friends, ridiculous grammar and never-ending nouns. German is by no means an easy language, but it has its funny side too, as we find out in this week's episode of Meet the Germans.

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.

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Giulia B
In italian it’s also six words to day “the”
Dave Rd
dont be so pretentious !!! GERMAN IS ONE OF THE EASIEST LANGUAGES TO LEARN !!! because is JUST ANOTHER PHONETIC LANGUAGE !!!
Albye5
WAHLPFLICHTfach
Royal Cat
Auch österreicher und schweizer sprechen deutsch 😐
Danielius Vilnius
Bockwurst.
Sang Nguyen
Those “thing” nouns is very similar to Vietnamese. But in Vietnamese thing goes fist like đồ ăn (food) = thing eat; đồ chơi (toy) = thing play... Vietnamese also have names with feelings :) like sầu riêng (durian) = one’s sorrow; khổ qua (bittermelon) = suffering melon...:)
Felipe Forero
Tja...
mirte
Am i the only one who thinks german is easy
JoNat315
It's funny, in Portuguese we have some slang that sounds kind of german. We say "ya" pronounced like the german Ja and serves as a jovial "yeah". We also say "né?" which is used like the german Ne. It's kind of an abbreviation of "não é" which translates to "isn't it?" and is used to ask if you heard and agree with what was said.
Rahul Singh
Gift is poison
BVB Schalke 06
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BlackPanther X
Gift in German means Toxic.
Mario Mejia
Chef in French is boss also, and in Spanish Preservativo means condom, although you could say Condón also
Bruhyougotnojams X
About the false words there is one:

Gift !
Gift doesn't mean present but poison in Germany
lordkorner
My favourite, Gift in English = present
Gift in German =poison,
Be careful what you wish for!
Leya Alexander
Deutsch Englisch
Sensibel =. Sensitive
Vernünftig. =. Sensible



Hä?? 😂
Sophia Brakert
So fly thing and shine thrower just killed me 😂 as a german you don't ever think about that shit 😁
Dan M
Many years ago I received an email was was just brilliant. They tool a paragraph written in English and they kept making a few adjustments till it sounded just like German. Wish I would have kept a copy.
Leonardo A. Machado
Most passive aggressive is Tja
Insert original _Name Here
Then there are also wild dialects, like Bayrisch. Instead of “Nichts” they say “Nix”
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While other European countries make the transition to cashless societies, Germany still has a stubborn affection for a pocket full of loose change. Rachel Stewart investigates the very specific German attitude to money.

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.
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