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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.
You can't make German friends without patience and lots of hard work, says expat Allane Milliane, but German friends are totally worth it.
If you think Germans seem standoffish, there's something about German trust you need to understand first.
It would seem the sole existence of 'false friends' is to trip up foreign language learners and land them red-faced in embarrassing situations.
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.
'Staircase jokes' and 'world pain' perfectly describe those unexplainable emotions that English has no words for.
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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 fluently is about integrating it into your daily life but without making it a chore; Germany-based expat Meg McFarlane shows us how.
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.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
New Year's Eve in Germany brings parties, raclette, glühwine and fireworks. Michele Carloni recalls New Year's Eve in Berlin and what to expect for a German New Year's celebration.