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If Germans need a new word, they just combine multiple other words together to make a new word. They go around your wrists instead of under your arms! Learning how to ride a bike in Germany is totally different than in the USA. First, casual dating/hook-up culture isn’t as prevalent in Germany as it is in the USA.
German kids are given bikes in which they push themselves along with their feet. In contrast, kids in the USA start by having training wheels. If Germans get into relationships, it goes from 0 to 100 in like a few weeks. I mean, all my German friends in relationships will probably be in the relationship for years and years and years. Which actually makes me wonder how Germans ever form relationships! I used to babysit for a German/American family in Heidelberg.
Likewise, the family is an important element that weaves across all aspects of daily life.
So whilst in many other cultures, getting to know the family of a partner signal that the relationship is serious, it is quite normal in Brazil to get to know the family shortly after a first date.
), I remembered that I hadn’t published one of my lists on German/American differences. Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you’d add to this list! I have a totally different resume for Germany than for the USA because of all the differences. You don’t really find fireworks in the USA for the new year. If a movie is in a different language in Germany, they will dub the movie instead of adding subtitles. To go along with #9, Germans have some of the best English I’ve ever heard or read. Germans are inquisitive and blunt about the United States (particularly politics) but they aren’t rude. They tend to go for a handshake or the kisses on the cheek (Germans do two kisses, one on each side). To go along with #19, Germans can’t handle my level of enthusiasm and excitement.