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Sunday, September 23, 2012

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germans will switch to english

19 comments:

  1. Do you really get a second chance? I thought we'd switch gladly to english as soon as we notice the slightest foreign accent.

    (Great comic, though!)

    Lennart

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    1. Hmm...you're right. I need to hire you as German Consultant.

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    2. Germans love switching to English and it sucks, because how else can we practice German?!

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    3. I can see how annoying this has got to be. Just continue to speak german. Or else, make silly faces and shout "Hirschgulasch!" every time a German starts to speak English with you, so he'll realize that speaking english stalls conversation more than your accent.

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    4. Du lernst schnell. Sehr gut!

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  2. The annoying thing is that WE understand THEM, even when they speak our language incorrectly! They're just being intransigent :-/ }-|

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  3. Oh how I love this comic. :D

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  4. His face makes me laugh so much . Poor guy.

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    1. Yea the faces in the third panel are so accurate. I've found myself in that situation all too often.

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  5. It's true, Germans love to show when they know ...
    Hey, vielleicht sollte ich das für dich auch auf deutsch schrieben!
    Sie zeigen bei jeder Gelegenheit gerne, dass sie Englisch können, stimmt. Am besten lässt du den anderen gar nicht wissen, woher du kommst.

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    1. Hey, das wäre toll, je mehr deutsch ich lese und schreibe, umso schneller lerne ich!

      Oft denke ich, dass ich in ein kleines Dorf umzogen soll, wo niemand Englisch kann. Dann könnte ich deutsch und nur deutsch sprechen...

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  6. Irgendwo tief in Bayern. Da sollst du hin. Da hab i Deutsch glernt und jetzt erkennt niemand meinen englischen Akzent mehr, denn ich schwätze Bayrisch =) Jetzt denken die Deutschen das ich Bayrisch bin, und den Bayern glauben ich bin Deutsch. Niemand glaubt ich bin Englanderin und so ists gut und recht. Jetzt darf ich immer Deutsch sprechen (wenn ich dann mal in Deutschland bin)

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  7. LOL, this totally happened to me in France, in McDonald's. I was ordering a coffee and the person just looked at me and said - Can you just order in English? Gotta love the French.

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    1. Bah! What is a McDonald's employee there for if not to help you practice your French? Absurde, je dis!

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  8. What really drove me mad was in Spain, when I would speak Spanish to someone in a tourist area they'd look at me like I'm crazy and reply in English. I thought it was my "Peruvian" accent until I spoke to people in a market and had no issue! Same thing in Italy too!
    Lesson of the day: best to practice out in the bush? :P

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    1. Definitely. The bush is where the action is.

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