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557 posts, 16:24 hrs
Yep, looks like a picnic wine tasting day by the Isar tomorrow. So to confirm again: April 25, 6:30pm "Wine tasting" aka BYOB meet up around the Kiosk by the Reichenbachbrücke (north, city…
10 posts, 16:10 hrs
Getting the law implemented is such fun... it excludes common sense pragmatic solutions. I am sure that cutting a few roots from one side of a ruddy great tree will not kill it. I am not a tree…
5 posts, 16:08 hrs
The kid that will be 2 in June 2019 speaks German already? Wow. I have no recent experiences of my own but most of your questions are easy to answer because things don't change much and/or are…
375 posts, 16:01 hrs
IIRC, the months of Elternzeit start from the child's day of birth, which means that every month of Elternzeit begins on the day of the month your child was born (and not automatically on the first…
39 posts, 15:42 hrs
I did SO much research on this, though my predicament is different than yours. My mother is a bit younger, but I'm an only child and trying to plan ahead. What I found is more or less what Engelchen…
19 posts, 15:41 hrs
I think the crimea more or less proved that. True, they refuse to learn languages even more than the british! I dont know about that, I guess the occupied countries would be thrown out of…
81 posts, 15:24 hrs
But you do seem to have retreated to passive aggressive land in response to aggressive onslaught. I would hope for better from you. Without question the dialogue is disrespectful towards you. I…
19 posts, 15:23 hrs
I never quite understood "international law" but as far as I understand it North Korea has or is attempting to build "illegal" nuclear weapons (as did israel since we are on the subject) which does…
24 posts, 14:55 hrs
I'm curremtly doing an Ausbildung, I have B2 German and although I'm doing OK on the course, my level of concentration and amount of work I have to do just to understand the subjects in German, let…
13 posts, 14:32 hrs
It makes absolutely no sense to pop in an extra letter which wasn't there in the first place. Letters which are not present in other alphabets should be transcribed in the closest way possible, so ü…
7 posts, 13:56 hrs
Yes, if the activity is "Gewerbe" (trading), you do, whereas like SD says, if you are a freelancer, like an artist, journalist, translator, etc. you don't. However, if your business activities have…
1,469 posts, 13:35 hrs
Tory logic. It's not our fault we have to deport you under our policy as the party over there destroyed the exactly bits of paper that would allow you to stay. Addition. Ok, we may have…
9 posts, 13:22 hrs
@engelchen I am already registered in Germany, I came in 2016 in Berlin where I registered the first time and then did anmeldung to my second location, when I am registered properly as well. I am…
2,514 posts, 12:09 hrs
@SpiderPig is willingly taking another 30 day break...  The mods welcomed him back with open arms and he was very polite, even to the members who may or may not have reported him 30 days prior. He…
1,916 posts, 11:37 hrs
Oh, I see. I wonder how that makes all the other heads of state feel when they only get unofficial visits. So this is the special treatment that Trump wants when and if he visits the UK.
7 posts, 10:42 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumann Str 9, 81679 München. kerala-restaurant.de/... Nearest station Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 100 Bus. 1. ex-essex…
16 posts, 10:35 hrs
I use them all the time, not for that amount but they are very reliable, way faster and cheaper than banks. I have a debit card with them also which means free atm withdrawals in Germany.
2 posts, 10:17 hrs
I was wondering the exact same thing. Somebody has to pay for this exercise, parts and billable hours. I got a letter months ago and it was phrased something like "Eventually, an engineer will…
36 posts, 09:09 hrs
The e-reader is not something I have considered, so thank you for a new possibility. We were the happy recipients of a big set of Calvin und Hobbes from e-bay yesterday. We were all rather…
1,011 posts, 08:33 hrs
Unfortunately, too few people have signed up so we have to CANCEL for this month. I don't understand the lack of interest. Is there some holiday that day I'm not aware of? We'll try again in…
9 posts, 22:24 yesterday
Fockenstein (1564m, 17km, 1100hm) Munich Hauptbahnhof, in front of platform 33, at 07.45am on Sunday 29. April 2018 This week we are experimenting with using Meetup for sign ups... Please…
1 posts, 22:04 yesterday
Frankfurt Black Women in Business Organisation Starting a new life as a diaspora female expat, in a country where you are not fluent in the language is challenging yet surmountable. For those…
2 posts, 21:54 yesterday
Hello wonderful Toytowners, Question is this: Can I grow salad in my cellar and then sell it to you wonderful people? I kind of remember reading that this is perfectly OK as long as it is…
36 posts, 19:45 yesterday
Thank you to all for the reinvigorated thread! We are very excited to move to Germany, learn German, without the setback of several school years due to the language barrier. It's all good. Different…
11 posts, 18:41 yesterday
No, not so interested in joining a political party (if I would it would be the CSU as that party reflects my views more or less). Helping with counting the ballots and basically helping with the set…
14 posts, 18:05 yesterday
Update: contacted customer service and this is what they said As I was able to see you are a sole proprietor, therefore you would not need to fill in the fields stating your "Registernummer",…
5 posts, 16:41 yesterday
Sorry its O.1 and O.2. Probably it's time to have my eyes checked  Also just noticed its got something about O.1 in additional information field 22. Can someone translate what that means: ZU…
23 posts, 16:12 yesterday
 Well, there are a number of systems that gives spoken cues as part of what they do. This is just to be able to show a prototype of functionality in German. No sh*tload to be made though, this…
10 posts, 16:08 yesterday
Yes. When you sign an new contract that is the one that is legally binding. What clause? According to the op he signed a "enheitsmietvertrag ... whonungen und hauser", a standard contract that…
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