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CultureShock! Germany (2016 e-Book Edition) by Richard Lord

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‘I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to diplomats, English to businessmen, and German to my horse.’—Attributed to Emperor Karl V

 

 

 

WHEN CANVASSING MY FOREIGN FRIENDS and acquaintances about their experiences in Germany, I often raised the question, “What should one do to get along well in Germany?” I admit I was surprised to find one answer which kept coming back amongst their first suggestions—learn the language!

This advice, in some ways, runs against the grain because for English-language speakers living in Germany, it is all ...

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