Mittwoch, 29. April 2009

*Bryan Adams*

Every time a German friend of mine told me that he or she liked Bryan Adams, I thought they were talking about the comedian. Then I realized the comedian I was thinking of was Brian Regan.

When I finally recognized that they meant the singer of "Everything I Do," I was a bit thrown back. They liked the cheesy, elevator muzak-like stuff? But if you ever attend a German dance, where they dance to soft hits of the 80s and 90s and sing along with every word, you'll discover that you could easily enlighten them with a band name or two.

Donnerstag, 9. April 2009


So you don't get confused when you come visit, remember that there is the groundlevel (E=Erdgeschoss) and then the first floor (what Americans would call the second floor).

However, if you don't want to push the wrong button, join me on the stairs (except when I injure my meniscus).

Donnerstag, 2. April 2009

*Thank You*

I guess like in any language, there are a lot of ways to thank people. I just happen to think that one of them in German is really weird.

There's the basic thank you: "Danke schön," the "I thank you" ("Ich danke dir"), and the one that can only be semi-translated as "I thank myself" ("Ich bedanke mich"), even though it means that you're thanking others. I don't get it.
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