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German Language and Culture

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The German language is primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as in some parts in northern Italy. Along with their customs and food, these countries’ cultures are intertwined with the language.
Despite the common mistake that jerry comes from the sound the Ger in the word German makes, Jerry actually refers to the Helmets worn by the Germans during WWI, which to their opponents resembled Chamber Pots, or Jerries.
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Poland September 1939Denmark April 1940Norway April-July 1940Netherlands 10th - 15th May 1940Belguim May 1940France May - June 1940Yugoslavia spring 1941Greece Spring 1941Africa Spring 1941 (till el alemaine)Soviet union summer 1941 - winter 1941 (kinda started losing after winter 1941)
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Answer Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, most of Switzerland and Luxembourg. In addition, many other countries bordering on Germany have small German-speaking communities. As a second language German is quite widely spoken in Eastern Central Europe. It is also taught in a lot of schools out side …
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It was modeled after historical *examples*. The delgates to the constitutional convention were familiar with the styles of government in ancient Greece and Rome, of the various European states of their own day, especially Britain, most of which did not have written constitutions. They also knew, of …
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Germany after WWIIThis is an enormous topic. Here are some points.At the end of WWII Germany suffered a devastating defeat. In addition to everything else it was politically and morally bankrupt.Germany lost its eastern provinces - East Prussia, Silesia and most of Pommerania. Most of the population…
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The Swastika, taken from an ancient Indian religion. I believe it was originally a symbol for enlightenment.
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German traits Traditionally, there are some traits associated with the German national character, either by Germans themselves or by those outside Germany. However, it is important never to judge an individual by these traits, which can so easily turn into damaging and inaccurate stereotypes. Ha…
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German is a very complicated language, I would suggest taking classes to help.
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German is a so-called "agglutinative" language. That means it is perfectly legitimate to string together related words that describe a particular person, thing, or situation and thus create a brand-new compound word. In some circles it's considered to be a bit of a linguistic sport to try to come up…
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Willkommen im Forenspässetag der Städtegemeinschaft Morice
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Literally "von" means 'from' and usually it signified nobility, and should be spelled with a small v "von".In Germany, there is the distinction between historic nobility (historischer Adel), i.e. knighted by a king or the Emperor and the citizen nobility (Bürgeradel), which derived their von from t…
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I'm American. Since the country has MANY different cultures within it, we eat everything. We have millions of restaurants here that offer many different cuisines, although the grand majority of them are the "American version." Mexican, Italian, Greek, Ethiopian, hamburger joints, fast food places, S…
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Its coal , natural gas,oil ,gold,iron ore,silver, uranium,baxite,other minerals,and fishing.
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The German Lightning War (Blitzkrieg) is a tactic used in the 2nd World War. It employs full military resources to attack the enemy and dispatch him quickly with giving him a chance to retaliate. A good example of use of the Blitzkrieg is the invasion of Russia. Here a mix of infantry and armoured t…
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Between 300,000 and 500,000
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The Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany's central bank) allows DM to EUR exchanges for an indefinite period of time. The Currency Commission also will exchange deutsche marks (and other obsolete EU banknotes) through their website.
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chocolate
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Schools in Germany are organized by the states, not the federal government. The system varies state to state, but generally, children attend the Grundschule from 6 to 10 years of age, with other options after that.
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German classGerman classes are conducted in Coimbatore at GLOBE-IN, Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages, a Branch of All Mothers Knowledge Trust, at Mizpah, 383 Bharathiar Road, Coimbatore 641044 Tel. +91 (0)422 2525122
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pronouncing Ehrlich Ehrlich - you pronounce the ch as "k" Well, maybe because this is the ENGLISH spelling and pronunciation subcategory, and the name Ehrlich is GERMAN.
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Dutch is the language of Netherlands, whereas the Deutsch is the language of Germany. They are not the same. The scripts are similar but that does not make them the same. Plus the phonetics and the words are totally different. Dutch is a Low German language, German is a High German language. The …
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Well, I can't tell actually how many word exist. Since the early English language is a mixture of Anglo-Saxon, old German and Danish, there have to be hundreds, if not thousands of German-related words in the English language. Some examples include "tide" or "clock". It's the same word, the sam…
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About a third of the German autobahn Network (BAB) has permanent speed restrictions. Another half has a recommended speed of 130 kph, which means there is no real limit, unless you are involved an accident, in which case you would be partially responsible due to your excessive speed. On the rest of…
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Answer Ordnung is German for order, good order, tidiness, order (in the sense of sequence). Note also in Ordnung as in Das ist in Ordnung - that is fine, ok, in order.
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These countries are German-speaking: GermanyAustriaSwitzerlandLiechtensteinLuxembourgThe Province of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy)It is also their official language or one of their official languages.
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The German word for woman or wife. Also a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman. Frau Schmidt = Mrs. Schmidt Frau would be woman and Ehefrau is the 'wife' [Technically true, but in normal conversation husband and wife are referred to as "Mann und Frau." I would never, for exa…
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Answer Migrants from Germany have generally been popular in the U. S. - especially if Protestant. They did face discrimination during the two world wars, when Germany was an enemy of the US, but nothing to compare to that faced by Japanese-Americans.
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It is a part of a folk song. Full text you'll find in the link below. It is said that it is a taken from Exodus 15:19. "When the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his chariot drivers went into the sea, the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the Israelites walked through the…
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Generalstaatsverordnetenversammlung Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänswitwenversicherungspolice Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetzesvorlage
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Between 500,000 and 3 million.
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Pretty simple. The original/indigenous people of Germany are Europeans from the central and northern regions. However they are not exclusively limited to that, since Slavs also inhabitated parts of eastern Germany. Thus the physical features/ traits would be similar to North and Central Europeans in…
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This depends on your aptitude for languages ! To an extent it is difficult to grasp the basics, but when you have that it flows a lot easier. If you put the effort in, it can be worth while new person: to me i find it extreamly hard. im an "A" "B" student and i work really hard in that cass a…
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Answer The German alphabet is pretty much the same as the English (A, B, C, etc). The only difference occurs in the "Umlaute" (literally translated "other-sounds"), which are "Ä", "Ö" and "Ü" and are added after the "Z".
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I personally say "yes" it is a hard language to learn. It's hard to speak as well as to learn the grammar. German has three genders for things (nouns). SECOND OPINION: I would say German isn't so hard to learn if you take it step by step and realize that all those impossible to remember words in Ge…
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German. With various dialects in different parts of the country. Most people also speak English as a second language.German
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Answer German is widely studied in Russia, yes. Today, English is the most popular language for study at the educational institutions, German is the second and French is the third. A generation ago (the USSR period) German was more popular.
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German is spoken in 40 countries. There are an estimated 100 million native German speakers. When those who speak it as a second language are included, the total becomes 180 million people.
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Hark, who's that out side right now? Holahi Holaho Could it be my love somehow? Holahihaho. Don't pass by oh won't you stay. Holahi Holaho Then I'd find my love today. Holahihaho
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"Arecibo" is a municipality in the northern Midwest coast of Puerto Rico (PR).UrbanizationAn urbanization denotes an area, sector, or residential development within a geographic area. In addition to being a descriptive word, it precedes the name of that area. This descriptor, commonly used in Puerto…
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"welcome" translates as "willkommen"
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Albert EinsteinBach (johann sebastian) Brahms BeethovenKarl MarxManfred von ardenneboris becker - tennis  
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they dress just like the united states, jeans and a black t-shirt.
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Six countries have German as a dominant language. In Germany, Austria, and Lichtenstein it is the official language In Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg it shares the position as official language with other languages There are also many areas or regions of other European countries that have…
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"Hilfe" (noun) is the German word for "help".
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Hamburgers and hot dog originated from hamburg germany
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The prospects are good. German is Europe's most widely spoken mother tongue. Germany is the most populous country in the European Union. The European Union is increasingly a world power and gaining importance in international business and affairs. Most libraries have German language books, book sto…
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This question would take a couple of weeks to answer by hand! I have attached a link to a comprehensive list of the most famous Germans. These are a few famous people from different walks of life. Alexander von Humboldt Richard von Weizsäcker Willy Brandt Jakob Böhme Ludwig III Wim Wenders L…
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It means "yes".
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The end is like the "raf" in "rafting". Then set the G in front of it You can also hear it on www.leo.org. Choose "German English" and type in "Graf". On the result you can klick on the symbol on the right side, behind "Graf" and you can here it.
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Well, that depends a lot on the person, and their age, natural aptitude and drive to learn.In general, the older one is, the harder it is to learn a new language. If you started at the age of five or under, it would easy. At 15, doable. 25 is probably the last age where it would possible for a perso…
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Answer The current pope.
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"Passwort" is the German term. English is mainly built up of (old) German (including the forms resulting in Dutch) and (old) French and directly Latin... there are many words are quite similar. These roots are based around the years 0-500 AD. Another term which is also often used is "Kennwort"
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The official and dominant language of the Federal Republic of Germany is German. There are also a lot of different local dialects and accents, the main ones are :- Plattdeutsch (low german) spoken in the north and west of Germany, it has a strong Dutch influence. Bairisch (Bavarian) spoken in Bav…
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Yes. German nationalism and pride is beginning to become popular again but Germans generally try to be their own person rather than being a part of a national group.
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It means primary or primordial matter. Whatever that means! The basic material or substance is another way to phrase it.In philosophy, Urstoff can refer to Aristotelian 'prime matter', i.e. whatever that subsists by itself, or that which underlies all elemental changes, and consequently has no quali…
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By using an English to German dictionary ... The problem of doing translations this way is that the words may be correctly translated, but the grammar is likely to be incorrect. There are websites that will do translations, You can use Google to find these.
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"Angeber Buch" would be the German term.
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hard work, being ethical and honest and orderly
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The main exports are engineering (such as vehicles), electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals also financial services.
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Christians, protestants (and catholics in Bavaria)
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Answer German is not a Latin based language. German is a West Germanic language German is not a Latin based language because it is not a romance language. A Romance language is a language that is derived directly from Latin. They inlude Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. German …
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The German word Strom usually means electric current or "Power". It as well translates to river (or figuratively stream) and also means stream of wind.
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'From Judea; Jewish'
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There are many words the appear in the English dictionaries that originate from German. Kindergarten,
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"Christianity is the largest religious denomination in Germany, with 52 million adherents (64%). 26.5 million are Protestants (32.3%) and 25.5 million are Catholics (31.0%). The second largest religion is Islam with 4.3 million adherents (5%) followed by Buddhism and Judaism, both with around 200,00…
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Over 95% of German residents speak German or German dialects. There are 4 main minority languages, each spoken by less than .1% of the population : Sorbani, Romani, Danish, and North Frisian. Many Germans also speak English, French, Latin, Dutch, and Russian as a second language. First-generation i…
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A neck tie is "die Krawatte" (formal) or "der Schlips" (colloquial). A neckerchief is "das Halstuch".
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Timotheus is a German equivalent of 'Timothy'.
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Catholic & Lutheran Christianity.
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Greeks spoke ancient greek in ancient times, which has slowly evolved into modern greek
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The welsh word "cawl" compares to the English "hotpot" or "stew". This translates into German as "Eintopf", literal translation (one pot)
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English and German share a common 'ancestor' in West Germanic.
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Most germans speak german and learn english at school. also many germans learn french at school as well. there are many schools which teach spanish and italian as well
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If you're looking for the German word for frying sausage... yes, it's Bratwurst... (nouns start with a capital letter in German). singular: die Bratwurst plural: die Bratwürste (only for the nominative! Nouns change in German if (i.e.) it's the genitive case)
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Answer Until 1866 Austria was part of Germany. In fact, until then Austria was officially the leading German state, but it was expelled from Germany by Prussia. A cultural (and clear political) distinction between Germany and Austria didn't really arise till after 1866. Other languages don't cal…
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The most widely known brand is Tempo. lol jk its the same as Canada's called scotties
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yes it is very good fishing cause you're allowed to fish there
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Black, red, and gold.
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The "Enten Tanz" is the most common dance at the "Wiesn", which entails flapping bent arms like a duck !! The most popular song in 2008 is "DJ Ötzi"with "Ein Stern (Der Deinen Namen Trägt)"
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the family is in German is die Familie.Familie
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Grundzahlzahl. That would more or less be pronounced (in Germany) groont-tsawl-tsawl.
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German has the second largest number of first language speaking people in Europe.Coming after Russian but before French and English.It is also one of the world's major languages.Also it's very easy to learn and very fun to learn---------------------------------------------------It is easy to learn? …
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Some of Germany's natural resources are: coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, and arable land. As of 1993, Germany was the world's largest producer of brown coal, mining nearly twice as much as the next greatest producer, Russia…
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About.com has a language section and I believe German is one of those represented.
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An answer giving the data that you have requested is not readily available. But the following information may suffice. It is estimated that 95% of Germany's population speak German. Of Germany's 82,210,894 inhabitants, 74,969,842 are German= (91.2%) all of whom speak German, the remaining 7.…
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Any online German dictionary such as the Leo German-English dictionary at dict.leo.org
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It is a German holiday and it takes place in Munich, Germany.
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I found this website helpful when trying to use some of those particles correctly.
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Germany is the most important manufactured products exporter in Europe and in the World. Chemical, car-building, mechanics are the three main industrial markets. But there are a lot of efficient Medium-sized companies. Germany exports machinery, vehicles, electric & electronic equipment, and …
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This question can't be answered in specific terms, only in general terms. If an English speaker is living in a German-immersion context in a German-speaking country, you might learn to develop basic fluency in German in one year or less. If an English speaker is taking four hours of German classes a…
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Answer The two most importan parties are the conservative CDU (Christlich-Demokratische Union = Christian Democratic Union) and the socialistic SPD (sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands = Social Democratic Party of Germany). Other parties are the FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei Deutschlands = …
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In Berlin the vast majority of residents speak German. There is also a large Turkish-speaking minoirty.
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Here are some customs, given by various contributors: Bringing a bottle of wine to a party or housewarming. Wearing house shoes and wearing other shoes outdoors. Shutting the bathroom door no matter what you are in there for. Shaking someone's hand every time you see them. Never calling anyon…
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According to "A Dictionary of First Names" by Hanks and Hodges, Teresa is the Spanish and Italian form of the name Theresa. In the English speaking world, Teresa is often chosen by Roman Catholic parents as a reference to the Spanish saint, Teresa of Avla. The meaning of the name is unknown. Theresa…
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There is no official state religion, although the government collects taxes for the major Christian religions -- Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.Muslims constitute a growing minority mainly because of immigration from Turkey.
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all different kinds auf sausages (like Thüringer, Schinkenwurst), sauerkraut, green kabbage, potato soup to name a few. this person doesnt know how to speklhging it cabbage amndyfbn !!
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"Ich bin der/die beste" (I am the best). "Ich bin der/die größte" (I am the greatest).
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Woerter VER-TUR
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