I think my German is getting better

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  1. Slaphead

    Slaphead TPF Noob!

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    Twice today I've been mistaken for a German.

    First time was when I asked if a seat was free and the guy laughed and said " Ja natürlich. Schon wieder ein Deutscher" (Yes of course. Another German already!)

    The second time was when I was ordering something in a Café and the waitress said "Von wo aus in Deutschland kommen Sie" - very very Swiss dialect (Whereabouts in Germany do you come from). I just smiled and said England.

    Of course somebody from Germany would spot me as English straight away but the Swiss simply hear me speaking high german with a funny accent. A lot of the time they think I'm from Holland for some reason.

    Feeling little proud of myself at the moment :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! I can understand how happy you must feel about this. I know how flattered and happy I felt when I was once being asked whereabouts in Latin America I was born (when all my Spanish knowledge was purely acquiered at Cologne University). :biggrin: That question had been asked by a Spaniard, by the way. Whooohooo!
     

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