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Linda & I have visited 6 of the world's 7 continents .... A majority of the people .... *PIC*

Posted By: Stimer
Date: Wednesday - November 7,2018 12:33

In Response To: Have worked with multilingual non-Yanks abroad who. . . *PIC* (LongGone)

we have encountered speak English. People from other countries learn to speak English .... as well as other languages. More so than do Americans learning to speak other languages.

I found the more proficient I became with German, the more I enjoyed Germany when I lived there (1962-68). When Linda & I visited old Communist East Germany in August 2017, I attempted to speak German with the natives. They were quite surprised that an American would try to speak German with them .... they were more friendly ... more than just being courteous to us. Bitte, Ich wuenschen ein bier. Danke schoen. "I'd like one beer, please. Thank you."

Bier mit bratwurst and pretzel am Berlin ...

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It pisses off the rubes .... *PIC* (views: 14)
Stimer -- Tuesday - November 6,2018 11:49
Have worked with multilingual non-Yanks abroad who. . . *PIC* (views: 14)
LongGone -- Tuesday - November 6,2018 13:15
Linda & I have visited 6 of the world's 7 continents .... A majority of the people .... *PIC* (views: 12)
Stimer -- Wednesday - November 7,2018 12:33

 

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