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10 posts, 22:13 hrs
Because these are clichés, they are never universally true, you can only carefully say „significant number of Germans do this and that“ to remain correct. I am not German and I do not invite…
11 posts, 22:04 hrs
All this gips, canalization, cold apartment yadda yadda is useless after the fact. If an apartment has defects while you live there you inform the landlord and set a deadline to fix things and then…
47 posts, 21:54 hrs
I don't see anything wrong with coming here for 90 days and trying to find work and then getting a language visa and attending classes after that since you already presumably have a place to live…
1 posts, 21:35 hrs
Hello, I am moving to Koblenz at the end of the month with my husband. I'm in my late twenties, he's in his mid-thirties, and we are looking to meet people when we arrive. He speaks German very well…
16 posts, 21:34 hrs
Can who recommend? You? Don't you know about personal pronouns? Maybe you should learn English? Then again, this thread has nothing to do with learning English so if we are going to make…
2 posts, 21:32 hrs
Hello. I am moving to Koblenz, Germany at the end of the month with my husband. I am looking to meet people too! I think that Mainz isn't so far? Let me get back to you in a couple weeks when I…
3 posts, 21:26 hrs
Dear Emma, thanks for your response! Maybe we can meet up some time and see if you can cope with my girls! Where do you live? And can you tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Charlotte,…
7 posts, 21:11 hrs
If you use the search function/forum, there are many threads about moving to Germany.: Registration/Anmeldung, Health Insurance, Insurance brokers who advertise on TT Schools etc. Relocation…
289 posts, 20:51 hrs
Hello Ladies I'm new to the group, but not to Munich. Would love to join for the March 29, 2017 meet up. It's very near to where I live and I haven't tried it yet. I look forward to meeting you all.
1 posts, 18:49 hrs
Hi, Anyone interested in playing tennis on weekends? There used to be a group who met each Saturday afternoon in the English Park and I am wondering if interest is still there to set something up…
6 posts, 18:47 hrs
If you program and can stay at the internship a half year or more then maybe no German is also fine.. many firms need programming. You would have to be super disciplined to learn German and program…
371 posts, 17:03 hrs
That's lovely UN, especially when he drops his stick and can't pick it up quickly enough - he's back right on rhythmn straight away, though. And when he doesn't want to stop. A real 3 year old,…
2 posts, 16:55 hrs
The cost of the window could vary quite a bit depending on the quality you go for, but your main cost is going to be labor. The price definitely seems in the ballpark to me...give or take a couple…
9 posts, 16:11 hrs
Anway, an respectable German newspaper already told that it's just a deceptive win for frau Merkel - which is it. Honestly. I don't think it's the case. Because SPD without Martin would be…
2 posts, 15:25 hrs
Hi again, I realised also another travelling example could help me clarify this process of calculating the right amount of hours: Leaving from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam Schiphol at 6:30am,…
219 posts, 15:09 hrs
I paid a visit to Dr Thomas Rieger today (Ledererstraße 4), having seen his name listed in this post some time ago. I just wanted to follow up and say how great he was - friendly, reassuring and…
503 posts, 15:03 hrs
Yeah, different arrangements everywhere. I remember back in the early 90s, when I was waiting tables at a hotel restaurant for my first job in Germany. A colleague of mine was making something…
11 posts, 14:34 hrs
Get an Android box. I bought a MiBox from China which runs Android TV. The Official Motogp App hasn't been released for android TV yet, but the box has chromecast built in, so if you have an android…
30 posts, 13:58 hrs
I agree with many on here. I actually find it the other way around compared to other countries (i.e. UK). There is more respect for skilled blue collar work. I think the issue is simply coming in…
135 posts, 13:08 hrs
Exactly. Some tenants might even be happy to hear hat they will be getting new better windows or an upgraded bathroom, especially if you don't raise the rent for that (yes, there are ways to do…
6 posts, 12:44 hrs
So, why stick to exactly this video? There are many free videos (under CC license) from front cabin of the train. Alternatively, contact Deutsche Bahn and make this video yourself, not that…
3 posts, 11:40 hrs
Thanks, Prosie. I already have the Diploma. I want to do law because I translate legal texts (I am a freelance translator). A trial module ist not what I'm after. I know what you mean about…
1 posts, 11:29 hrs
Now is the right time! This is the third whole food focused nutrition workshop for March in Munich! If you can't attend this round, please stay in touch by signing up for the monthly newsletter:…
2,514 posts, 09:32 hrs
Anyone else noticing some strange behaviour on the Zattoo App on Fire TV? I am using Getflix in combination with a ddwrt router and notice that sometimes Recall doesn't work as exptected; the live…
365 posts, 07:46 hrs
We have a lot of problems too though, nepotism, corruption in politics. A lot of things may sound good that really aren't. A lot of people heard how Iceland stuck the bankers in jail after they…
4 posts, 00:19 hrs
Well, that's the way it is, you can't change it. I have no idea – I wouldn't focus on that 'the first team leader was evil'-thing, no employer likes that. To raise your salary it's wise to…
51 posts, 00:06 hrs
-- Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. have convinced federal officials that his bipolar disorder was "caused" by the stress of being a congressman and thus that he is entitled to "total…
39 posts, 20:18 yesterday
Perhaps one could help with a few question to those moving to the city: the estate agents: what is the commonly accepted percent the agent can ask for helping with the find/purchase transaction…
125 posts, 19:07 yesterday
The cost divide is only per-building, though. So he might actually be heating the empty apartment. But either way an empty apartment is still better than an outside wall. Like already said the…
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