When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

Author: Hyde Flippo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071771883

Category: Travel

Page: 176

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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 Germany's culture, language, and people. It features 120 intriguing multiple-choice questions that are cross-referenced to fascinating articles on pop culture, customs, behavior, history, consumer trends, literature, tourist sights, business, language, and more. Also included are key terms and useful expressions, informative charts, and websites for further reference.

Those Crazy Germans!

A Lighthearted Guide to Germany

Author: Steven Somers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781436335201

Category: Travel

Page: 108

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Those Crazy Germans! gives you the inside scoop on the people and the culture so you can get the most out of your trip to Germany. Go beyond the stereotypes and get in touch with the Germans you never knew existed. Filled with practical travel tips and cultural insights, you'll travel Germany like a pro." Do you want to learn the history of a town or city without knowing anything more than its name? Do you want to know the tricks to navigating Germany's Autobahns and railways so you travel like a native? Do you want to know Germans' secrets for relaxation that you can easily and affordably enjoy as well? Do you want to learn about German beers and wines so you can order like a connoisseur? Those Crazy Germans! takes you where the other travel guides don't go. Through a combination of observations, tips and historical & cultural insights all written in a relaxed and cheerful style, this book takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the Germany that the Germans know. Perfect for reading on the plane or train, Those Crazy Germans! is the fun way to get to know Germany. Learn how hundreds of years of traditions manifest themselves in modern day Germany. Learn the customs and quirks of German restaurants and hotels. Learn the insiders' tips to Oktoberfest, Karneval and hundreds of other festivals so that you too can party like a native. Learn about Germany's unusual do's and don'ts. Learn how to see towns and cities the way the Germans see them. Most travel guides give you the necessary "go here, see this", "eat here, stay there" details, but are short on insight and cultural knowledge. Those Crazy Germans! bridges the gap by providing the essential and often unknown cultural insights and perspective that lets you truly experience the people and the country.

Pop Culture Germany!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Catherine C. Fraser,Dierk O. Hoffmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097333

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 1181

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From the reality TV show "Superstar" to Formula One ace Michael Schumacher, "Pop Culture Germany!" explores the exciting world of contemporary German popular culture.

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do, 2nd Edition

Author: Hyde Flippo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 126012164X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 8199

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Transform yourself from a typical tourist into a connoisseur of German culture! Do you want to travel to Deutschland without feeling like a Dummkopf! To blend in when visiting Berlin? To feel like you belong in Bavaria? When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do makes it simple to navigate the narrow streets of an Alpine village unnoticed or to go to a movie in Munich without turning heads. With this crash course in German customs and heritage, you’ll avoid embarrassing blunders and enrich your travel experience. Packed with 120 articles, this handy collection of cultural dos and don’ts covers a broad range of topics, including food, art, pop culture, politics, business, entertainment, home life, history, and education. In these pages you’ll find authoritative answers to questions such as: ●At a restaurant, should I find my own table or wait to be seated?●What is a suitable topic for small talk with a stranger?●What is the fastest train service in Germany?●How many varieties of sausage are there?●What is the unofficial division between north and south Germany called?●How do Germans usually pay for online purchases?●What is the main emergency number to call in Germany? With light-hearted quizzes, links to cool websites, this new edition of When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do has been fully updated to provide insights into all aspects of contemporary German culture, and will delight everyone from students and tourists to armchair travelers and trivia buffs.

Pop Culture Germany!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Catherine C. Fraser,Dierk O. Hoffmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097333

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 1937

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From the reality TV show "Superstar" to Formula One ace Michael Schumacher, "Pop Culture Germany!" explores the exciting world of contemporary German popular culture.

Smoky Goes to Europe

A Travel Tale of a Marriage

Author: Kevin Amsler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595417051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 5814

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Smoky Goes to Europe: A Travel Tale of a Marriage is the humorous story of a pet black bear who accompanies his human parents on a 17-day trip to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Besides staying with family living in Bavaria; the author and his wife take Smoky to explore medieval towns along Germany's Romantic Road; stroll Mozart's Salzburg; hike the Swiss Alps, discover a fairytale castle in Bavaria; renew wedding vows in a historic Italian church; and walk enough hills, steps, and streets to make the reader collapse from exhaustion.This story weaves through the history of European countries, provinces, cities, and towns, while embracing the cultures, languages, and incredible scenery of Europe in the spring. Amid the travel tales is the story of the close-knit relationship of a couple who married for the first time later in life and have not spent a single day of that marriage apart. Testimonials from notables profiled in the book "While touring Europe with the Rolling Stones, I made the acquaintance of Herr Amsler and found him to be a greatly troubled man, undoubtedly a result of the same medications I've been consuming. The book? I've never heard of it."-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart."An artistic nightmare!"-Pablo Picasso"Deeply disturbing! That's all I have time to say. The partisans are coming."-Benito Mussolini."One of my aides brought this book to my attention and to the author I say this: If I ever catch you anywhere near one of my castles again, I'll have your fingers cut off with a very dull sword and mount your head above my throne."-Your humble servant, King Ludwig II."Delightfully appalling!"-Napoleon Bonaparte

Germany - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Barry Tomalin

Publisher: Bravo Limited

ISBN: 1857337123

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 9825

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With the FIFA World Cup in its pocket Germany is feeling its social, political, and economic power once again. After organizing a successful World Cup in 2006 and winning it against Argentina in Brazil in 2014, Germany sees a note of confidence, even triumphalism, permeating the country. As a European leader committed to the success of the EU and the Eurozone, Germany is a leading driver of European affairs. It emerged from the recession of 2008 as the strongest economic power in Europe, and German manufacturing, product brand value, and exports are going from strength to strength. What are the implications of this new world confidence for German society itself? In the last few years we have seen East and West Germany come together socially and achieve a greater degree of economic balance as a long-term result of German re-unification. At the same time German society itself is internationalizing, with increased immigration and the adaptation of age-old values and attitudes to a multinational, multicultural era. Traditional attitudes of formality and rigid protocol in business are softening as German business globalizes. This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Germany examines these changes. It explains how German traditional values and working methods are adapting to take advantage of international opportunities and global society while maintaining the commitment to quality, organization, and time that marks out German business life. It shows how the traditional differences between Germany's regions are lessening, enabling society to come together and better absorb new immigrants, and above all how Germans are losing the fear and guilt associated with their twentieth-century wars and finding a new voice on the international stage.

German Men Sit Down to Pee and Other Insights Into German Culture

Author: MR Niklas Frank,MR James Cave

Publisher: Hj Publishing

ISBN: 9780995481305

Category:

Page: N.A

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Welcome to Germany, a country where you should always wait at the red man, show up on time for your wedding, and be extremely suspicious if anyone offers you a doughnut. 'German men sit down to pee' is a tongue-in-cheek guidebook to German culture that highlights the rules Germans consciously and unconsciously follow, while trying to make a little sense of it all along the way. Why, for example, mowing your lawn on a Sunday will mean getting an earful from your neighbour, but lie naked in the middle of a public park and nobody will bat an eyelid. Ideal for anyone visiting or moving to Germany, 'German Men Sit Down to Pee' offers a collection of insights into German culture while at the same time highlighting rules and cultural norms that those visiting Germany will not only find humorous but useful for avoiding any cultural faux-pas.

The German Way

Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs in the German-Speaking World

Author: Hyde Flippo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844225135

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 6318

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For All Students Ideal for a variety of courses, this completely up-to-date, alphabetically organized handbook helps students understand how people from German-speaking nations think, do business, and act in their daily lives.

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

Author: Hyde Flippo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071771883

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 2282

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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 Germany's culture, language, and people. It features 120 intriguing multiple-choice questions that are cross-referenced to fascinating articles on pop culture, customs, behavior, history, consumer trends, literature, tourist sights, business, language, and more. Also included are key terms and useful expressions, informative charts, and websites for further reference.

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do, 2nd Edition

Author: Hyde Flippo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 126012164X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 8768

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Transform yourself from a typical tourist into a connoisseur of German culture! Do you want to travel to Deutschland without feeling like a Dummkopf! To blend in when visiting Berlin? To feel like you belong in Bavaria? When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do makes it simple to navigate the narrow streets of an Alpine village unnoticed or to go to a movie in Munich without turning heads. With this crash course in German customs and heritage, you’ll avoid embarrassing blunders and enrich your travel experience. Packed with 120 articles, this handy collection of cultural dos and don’ts covers a broad range of topics, including food, art, pop culture, politics, business, entertainment, home life, history, and education. In these pages you’ll find authoritative answers to questions such as: ●At a restaurant, should I find my own table or wait to be seated?●What is a suitable topic for small talk with a stranger?●What is the fastest train service in Germany?●How many varieties of sausage are there?●What is the unofficial division between north and south Germany called?●How do Germans usually pay for online purchases?●What is the main emergency number to call in Germany? With light-hearted quizzes, links to cool websites, this new edition of When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do has been fully updated to provide insights into all aspects of contemporary German culture, and will delight everyone from students and tourists to armchair travelers and trivia buffs.

German Survival Guide

The Language and Culture You Need to Travel with Confidence in Germany and Austria

Author: Elizabeth Bingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970373465

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 191

View: 6516

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This book prepares readers to travel in Germany and Austria in a limited time by focusing on what is most useful or interesting to travelers. This Survival Guide helps readers communicate in the German language and culture. It prepares travelers for what to expect and how to deal with it, what to say and when to say it.

The Pity of War

Explaining World War I

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078672529X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4822

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In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely England's fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on naïve assumptions of German aims—and England's entry into the war transformed a Continental conflict into a world war, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The war was not inevitable, Ferguson argues, but rather the result of the mistaken decisions of individuals who would later claim to have been in the grip of huge impersonal forces.That the war was wicked, horrific, inhuman,is memorialized in part by the poetry of men like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but also by cold statistics. More British soldiers were killed in the first day of the Battle of the Somme than Americans in the Vietnam War; indeed, the total British fatalities in that single battle—some 420,000—exceeds the entire American fatalities for both World Wars. And yet, as Ferguson writes, while the war itself was a disastrous folly, the great majority of men who fought it did so with enthusiasm. Ferguson vividly brings back to life this terrifying period, not through dry citation of chronological chapter and verse but through a series of brilliant chapters focusing on key ways in which we now view the First World War.For anyone wanting to understand why wars are fought, why men are willing to fight them, and why the world is as it is today, there is no sharper nor more stimulating guide than Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War.

Germany for Beginners

The German Way Expat Guidebook

Author: Jane Park,Hyde Flippo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984532254

Category:

Page: 286

View: 992

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By expats, for expats. An A-to-Z anthology of advice and information from The German Way Expat Blog. Current expats or expats-to-be can gain insights into life, work, and family matters based on the real-life experiences of people who have been there and done that.

Life Unworthy Of Life

Racial Phobia And Mass Murder In Hitler's Germany

Author: James Glass

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465098460

Category: History

Page: 272

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In this path-breaking work of intellectual and cultural history, James M. Glass provides a provocative new answer to the questions about the Holocaust that bedevil us to this day: How and why did so many ordinary Germans participate in the Final Solution? And how did they come to regard Jews as less than human and “deserving” of extermination?Glass argues that the answers lie in the rise of a particular ethos of public health and sanitation that emerged from the German medical establishment and filtered down to the common people. Building his argument on a trove of documentary evidence, including the records of the German medical community and of other professional groups, he traces the development in the years following World War I of theories of racial hygiene that singled out the Jews as an infectious disease, and that determined them as “life unworthy of life” in the words of Nazi propogandists and German scientists.Looked at from a broader perspective, Glass writes, the actions and beliefs of the German people show what today would be regarded as insane, became, for World War II German society, normal politics. Murdering millions of innocent people was not seen as a vicious criminal conspiracy, but as a therapy essential to the culture's well-being.

Do You Speak Football?

A Glossary of Football Words and Phrases from Around the World

Author: Tom Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947223

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 2877

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'At last, the definitive guide to football phraseology across the world... Sparky and very funny.' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph ''Amusing and informative in equal measure.' Oliver Kay, The Times An expertly compiled and utterly fascinating compendium of the weird and wonderful words and phrases used to describe football around the world. To speak football is to speak a language of a thousand tongues… In this ground-breaking global glossary of football words and phrases, you'll discover the rich, quirky and joyously creative language used by fans, commentators and players across the world. From placing a shot 'where the owl sleeps' in Brazil, to what it means to use your 'chocolate leg' in the Netherlands, via Wembley-Tor – a phrase adopted by Germans to describe a dubious goal – this comprehensively researched book will entertain and inform in equal measure. Discover the unfortunate Finnish term for a holding midfielder, what it means when South Korean fans get nostalgic about a 'Leeds season' and why Dundee United supporters should keep their heads down in Nigeria. With over 700 terms from 89 countries (including 29 ways to describe a nutmeg), this is the definitive guide to the global language of football.

A History of German

What the Past Reveals about Today's Language

Author: Joseph Salmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192561359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 692

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This book provides a detailed but accessible introduction to the development of the German language from the earliest reconstructable prehistory to the present day. Joe Salmons explores a range of topics in the history of the language, offering answers to questions such as: How did German come to have so many different dialects and close linguistic cousins like Dutch and Plattdeutsch? Why does German have 'umlaut' vowels and why do they play so many different roles in the grammar? Why are noun plurals so complicated? Are dialects dying out today? Does English, with all the words it loans to German, pose a threat to the language? This second edition has been extensively expanded and revised to include extended coverage of syntactic and pragmatic change throughout, expanded discussion of sociolinguistic aspects, language variation, and language contact, and more on the position of German in the Germanic family. The book is supported by a companion website and is suitable for language learners and teachers and students of linguistics, from undergraduate level upwards. The new edition also includes more detailed background information to make it more accessible for beginners.

Playing to the Edge

American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Author: Michael V. Hayden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 660

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A "high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both NSA and CIA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change"--Dust jacket flap.