A native German speaker might struggle with the pronunciation of Connecticut, Tucson or my birth city, La Jolla. And I often hear them say Chicago with Tsch- rather than Sch-. And, thanks to all the Germans who helped build the US, we have borrowed a whole number of Germany-inspired city names, like Germantown, Tennessee, or Carlsbad, California. But the German language doesn’t contain alternative deutsche terms for US cities. Sän Diego? Nüjork? You won’t see those written anywhere.
Since most Oktoberfest revelers dress in traditional Bavarian garb for the party, why not learn to speak the part too? These handy Bavarian expressions will help you meet locals, stay fed - and even pee - while you're at the world's most famous beer festival. This year, Oktoberfest is ceremoniously opened by the Munich mayor on September 16 and runs through October 3, which also happens to be the German national holiday that commemorates reunification.
"Und wen wählst Du so?" Deutsche können mit ihren Fragen mitunter sehr direkt sein - nicht nur in Bezug auf Wahlen. Oder ist das nur ein Klischee? Darüber unterhält sich Moderatorin Kate Müser diesmal mit ihrem Gast im Meet the Germans-Studio. Alle zwei Wochen trifft die DW-Reporterin Deutsche und lernt mit ihnen zusammen Besonderheiten des deutschen Alltags und der deutschen Sprache besser kennen. Die Amerikanerin Kate Müser lebt seit mehr als 13 Jahren in Deutschland.
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