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Schunkeln is awesome! 
 


Adam Fletcher hat sich ausgiebig mit den Marotten und Skurrilitäten der Deutschen beschäftigt. Doch jetzt ist es an der Zeit, endlich den letzten Schritt zu gehen und ein richtiger Deutscher zu werden. Also zieht der Brite die Hausschuhe aus und erkundet Good Old Germany via Mitfahrgelegenheit und Deutscher Bahn – und besteht unterwegs ein paar Prüfu
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Published January 1st 2015 by Verlag Ullstein
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Vitesh Shah
A good and funny book. The author describes the cultural shocks that he faced in Germany and how he has integrated in the German culture with time. His descriptions were very funny. Even though I have lived in Germany for 2 years now, I still got to know some new things. A great book for foreigners who are new to Germany as they can relate to his experiences. But, do not expect any tips or something for a new person in Germany. It is more like getting to know Germany better.

Deutsche Version:
Gut
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Emi Bevacqua
Mildly funny British guy parlays his experiences in Germany into several books. Brilliant move printing it in both English and German, making the book appear twice as substantive. As somebody who's been struggling mightily with the German language for over two years, I enjoyed the bits about how difficult German is much more than I did the ending where he knows more than anybody else in his Orientierungskurs including the teacher. Also, there were a lot a lot of typos, at least in the English ha ...more
Maria
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Fletcher hat sich ausgiebig mit den Marotten und Skurrilitäten der Deutschen beschäftigt. Doch jetzt ist es an der Zeit, endlich den letzten Schritt zu gehen und ein richtiger Deutscher zu werden. Also zieht der Brite die Hausschuhe aus und erkundet Good Old Germany via Mitfahrgelegenheit und Deutscher Bahn - und besteht unterwegs ein paar Prüfungen: Fletcher wird Praktikant beim Arbeitsamt, nimmt an Schützenfesten teil und erforscht die deutsche Vereinskultur. Er reist ins 17. Bundesland M ...more
Utmost Cookie
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Apart from his obsession with Schlager, this book is hilarious, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable. It delights with many very relatable (and cringey) anecdotes about this weird Teutonic homeland of mine. Plus the included "How German are you?" quiz is a hit with both Krauts and internationals. ...more
Lynn Schreiber
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amusing and informative book, for those who love Germany and/or Germans. Finally, I understand why my husband has so many insurance policies, and what the deal is with the carbonated drinks. 'My schorle is kaputt' is now part of our family vocabulary! ...more
Thiago Massa
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very nice read -- fun book. The author by himself is hilarious and it's very entertaining on how he shows something about the German culture and still were able to make me laugh. ...more
Isabella
Oy vey, a love letter to Germany? Das ist unglaublich
Neil Denham
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really funny book, recommended reading for anyone with a german partner!
Salwa
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining and funny, especially when you can relate.
I tried reading a bit of the german version, but that will probably take longer than a few days. :')
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Paula Soares
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Schunkeln is indeed awesome! Just loved his descriptions, and identified lot with his impressions. And it's just too funny. ...more
Maritere Domínguez
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ich werde das gleiche Format wie das Buch folgen für mein Review.

Entschuldigung im Voraus für meines schlechtes Deutsch.
Natürlich habe ich viel Google translate benützt.

Dieses Buch ist perfekt für Ausländer, die in Deutschland gelebt haben.
Ich weiß ich war da nur für eine kurze Zeit, aber diese Zeit hat mein Leben wirklich verändert.

Dieses Buch erzählt die komische Dinge, die mir an den Deutschen aufgefallen sind, und einige der kleinen Kulturschocks, auf die ich gestoßen bin.

Wahrscheinlich hätt
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Pep Bonet
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: assaig, humor
There's nothing spectacular in this bilingual book, but just a decent product which gives you what it promises. It is a pure English product, consisting in defining in a light way the sociological identity of a people, and it does it very correctly. It's funny, self-deprecating -do we know what self stands for in this case?- and on the intelligent side of things. Not recommended if you are ignorant of German culture. Not only because of bilingualism (I only read the English version), but because ...more
Gedankenlabor
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ein humorvolles Buch, es hat Spass gemacht Adam auf seiner Reise zu begleiten und besonders toll fand ich die Aufmachung, das Buch als Wendebuch zu gestalten und so auswählen zu können, in welcher Sprache man es ließt.
Jaap
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Probably 2.5 stars, but I'm trying to integrate, so going to complain about stuff no matter what. ...more
Natalia Tolstopyat
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you already read this two-faced humorous directory to German culture, TV, habits and some other perks of integration? Adam Fletcher (or Fletscher) took up some challenges to get closer to becoming a part of his adopted nation and in his book he gives a humorous report of his trials featuring German language, Mitfahrtgelegenheit, Schützenfest, Mallorca and many other details so 'dear' to any immigrant's heart
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I enjoyed this book so much partly because a relaxing funny read is a welcom
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Adam Fletcher is a 36 year old bald Englishman. A writer of words and an eater of chocolate, he is the author of eight traditionally published books, three of which are Spiegel Best-sellers in his adopted Germany. He has sold more than 250k books, not all of which were to his mother.

His most recent books is Don't Come Back: a travel adventure of bad-tempered baboons, black magic, and breakups - h
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