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Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Berlin

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Don't let a scam ruin your time in Germany; let security experts guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions only expats will understand

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As an expat New Year's resolutions are more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.

Living in Germany

A year living in Germany: the good, the bad and the 'praktisch'

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It's hard to hate living it Germany when its full of beer, hearty food and being active but a few more sunny days and better banking wouldn't hurt.

German phrases

The best German phrases you'll want in your vocabulary

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'Die Schnapsidee': A 'liquor-idea' is either an amazing drunk plan or so stupid only a drunk person could have thought it. There are some things only these German phrases can describe.

German friends

Packing my suitcase: Getting the Germans to like you

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You can't make German friends without patience and lots of hard work, says expat Allane Milliane, but German friends are totally worth it.

The German Way: It’s a matter of German trust

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If you think Germans seem standoffish, there's something about German trust you need to understand first.

Diccon Bewes: False friends in German

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It would seem the sole existence of 'false friends' is to trip up foreign language learners and land them red-faced in embarrassing situations.

US TV in Germany

The German Way: Confessions of an expat TV addict in Germany

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Expat Erin Porter, a self-confessed US TV addict, explains how you can watch American and foreign TV and films in Germany – and the German laws against it.

Best German words

10 German words the world needs to know

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'Staircase jokes' and 'world pain' perfectly describe those unexplainable emotions that English has no words for.

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

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If you're aged 18–28, have your say in ThinkYoung's survey for your chance to win an iPad mini or a Spotify Premium three-months voucher!

Funny German phrases

19 German slang phrases you need to master

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If a German 'gets on your cookie', it's probably because they have 'hair on their teeth' – but is it really worth making an 'elephant out of a mosquito'?

Learning German

Geek Madel: 10 tips to reach German fluency

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Learning German fluently is about integrating it into your daily life but without making it a chore; Germany-based expat Meg McFarlane shows us how.

travelling cheap in germany

Speaking Denglish: 10 cheap and authentic German experiences

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Texan expat Alexandra shares her tips on how to stretch your euros and 'do as the Germans do' to discover a cheap and authentic Germany.

Addressing teachers

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.



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