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Why ‘Germans Are Rude’ Part 2 Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

I recently wrote a post called Why ‘Germans Are Rude’, which was inspired by an article on how different cultures give criticism. Firstly, I want to thank everybody who commented on it. It seems that this is a topic everybody has something to say about, which is great! The Germans are arguably one of the…

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The etiquette of Sie and du at the workplace Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

As many German language learners know, in German there are two different ways of saying the word ‘You’. There is ‘du’, which is informal, and ‘Sie’, which is formal. This is entirely different to the English language, which only uses one word (You) for both. I wanted to touch on this subject to discuss the…

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