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When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  108 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Never feel like a stranger in Germany again!

On entering a restaurant, should you find your own table or wait to be seated? What is a suitable topic for small-talk with a stranger? In what circumstances might you ask to borrow ein Handy? All these answers and more can be found in When in Germany, Do As the Germans Do, a fun and intriguing book that teaches you about German
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 19th 2002 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published June 28th 2002)
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Ken
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I would have given this book 4 stars except that much of the information is outdated. I'd love to read an updated version.
Christy
May 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, I didn't check the publishing date before I bought it in May, 2009. This book needs some serious updating to get with the times for accuracy. Some of the articles are very informative, but others are just little curiosities about German life, instead of being really useful survival tips for understanding/living in Germany. Like the cowboys & indians bit, gee, just limit stuff like that to a bullet-point on a page of curiosities. Also, sometimes holidays are mentioned with zero ...more
shelly
Oct 02, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone going to germany
this book was insightful, applying it to my life in germany now though, i have to say it was a bit extreme/harsh about most situations. For instance it says a driver's liscence will cost about $2000. Well, it is a brief guide, but given I have a liscene and it's froma particular state, it's really only going to cost me $80 - and it's good for the rest of my life. i think that was a good thing though in my case, maybe it's making everything that more suprisingly pleasant for me! :)
Janet
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
This little book provides a brief overview of German culture. Some things I already knew but I was surprised to learn that in Germany and Austria, the birthday boy/girl has to throw the party and provide the cake, snacks, and drinks. Very different from the US/UK tradition. This book was published in 2002 so some topics are out of date (prices, technology, immigration, etc).
Lisa
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, 3-stars
Some interesting info, but in places barely scratches the surface. Also, technology (and some other info) seriously out of date.
Michelle
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Told me (almost) everything I wanted to know... Recommended for anyone interested in German culture.
Cesar Guadarrama
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
It provides a good level of information, unfortunately there's no up to-date version of it
Farnaz
Jul 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: nice people
really intresting and same as iranian!
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funny and helpful
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