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Any list is bound to be both incomplete and too broad. Approach people in a friendly manner, be nice. Mention casually that you are a foreigner (not necessary if your German has an accent of some sorts). If you accidentally said something wrong, a quick apology should do the job. Remember the trap you just fell in and don’t fall into it again. Continue ...


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More than the phrases themselves, I think that it is important that Anglo-Americans and Germans understand each other's "different mind sets." Using the guidelines below (and similar ones) will prevent many misunderstandings. The first thing is that any statement made by a German is "heavier," more serious and more definite than a similar statement made by ...



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