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That was a German translation of a text that was written in the original by a polite English speaker. Native English speakers do not use the rude "must" like Germans do, they use "should". If…
21 posts, 19:42 hrs
Computer course recommendations? I am currently 'between opportunities' right now and might as well take advantage of the Bundesagentur für Arbeits Kursnet possibilities. I was wondering if…
3 posts, 19:22 hrs
There's a Facebook group called US Expat Tax Questions - do a FB search and request to join - it's closed but shouldn't take long for them to approve you. There are a lot of people in your situation.
1,809 posts, 19:05 hrs
Sure, but it's not vorgeschrieben. And if you set up the wheel diameter incorrectly it will also show wrong number... Theoretically you can be fined for speeding but in practice it is not…
6 posts, 19:02 hrs
Hello, Do you have an updated situation to inform? I'm having the same problem (going to Germany and looking for a Dentist to continue orthodontic treatment). I also heard that it is cheaper to go…
8 posts, 18:59 hrs
You asked for ridiculous and this certainly fits the bill. I have it on 78 and love it to bits, can't help but cheer up when I hear it. Spike Jones ... haven't been home for three whole nights…
31 posts, 18:44 hrs
Like this sad 'solution,' I see tires dumped down the hillsides here, lodged in the leaves, up against tree trunks and so on. Stacked and stashed just off the main roads, along the entry to lovely…
156 posts, 18:33 hrs
Your landlady's husband sure sounds like a schmuck. Urban Dictionary: Schmuck- in American English is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or…
53 posts, 18:02 hrs
We too live in Schleswig-Holstein and the neighbour started to keep some chickens last summer. They were kept ring fenced for a few weeks to allow them to acclimatize. Then the fence was removed…
49 posts, 17:58 hrs
Thanks fruity. Just for the record, the brother is such a wazzock he did actually come round and apologized. With flowers. Those tropical red jobs with a huge yellow dick-like stamen. Honestly don't…
19 posts, 17:53 hrs
I have no bad conscience thank you. I am only incredulous that some people do not value cultural heritage. Once it has gone, it has gone. As an archaeologist I know only too well about maintaining…
1 posts, 17:42 hrs
Kolpinghaus Familienstube, Adolf-Kolping-Strasse 1, 80336 Munich A chance to put your questions on Brexit and citizens rights direct to HM govt. representatives. Tuesday, 27 Feb (6-9).
9 posts, 17:09 hrs
@Tincablinca - Looking forward to seeing you again, it's been too long! Just got another tip from a friend: Has anyone been to Tialini? Looks like a nice place, and Italian is always good.
1,257 posts, 17:06 hrs
"I tried to negotiate smaller ears,... it didn't work!" Pres. Obama... This is a true remark!.... I dunno about Trump peering outa the bushes. Good thing Obama didn't have a gun! Dave the Barbarian.
6 posts, 16:52 hrs
This is a useful thread. We're in a similar position, in the process of buying the apartment we are currently renting, directly from the owner without a Makler being involved (and at a pretty fair…
18 posts, 16:23 hrs
My fiance is going to a Danish course every week and she does like all the Nordic countries. We've been there on vacation several times. However, the choice is not limited to the nordic countries.
23 posts, 15:52 hrs
As others have suggested, if she wants to create images herself, then GIMP is not the right tool, it's for editing pictures. Here are a few free tools that might do what she wants Inkscape - Vector…
2,753 posts, 15:50 hrs
Does anyone else have a copy of Laurel's kitchen? Robertson, Flinders and Godfrey? First printing 1972. I guess that dates me. Dm has a lot of good products for reasonable prices. Dm Mandelmus…
3 posts, 14:25 hrs
I'm told a limited number of tickets for tomorrow's show is still available at the box office. So if you're planning on going, you might want to buy (or reserve) your tickets ahead of time, to avoid…
451 posts, 14:20 hrs
You do not need to be elected politician to ask experts. In your cited case SNB expressed their opinion. Swiss people trust their national bank, this referendum will fail, just like many others…
198 posts, 14:10 hrs
Exactly! More snow, please! So not happy about these warm snow-free winters the last few years. No fun drinking glühwein/hot chocolate at the Christmas markets with no snow and +10 Celsius.
20 posts, 14:07 hrs
Dear fellow hikers, winter still has the Alps in its firm grip. Nevertheless it doesn't hurt to start thinking about the upcoming hiking season. There will be three overnight hikes in 2018. Details…
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Spend Saturday evening with the women of WITCH HUNT as we fight evil with our combined powers of stand up, improv, and variety. Join us as we vanquish our enemies, tell delightful jokes, and save the…
1,386 posts, 13:02 hrs
If there are two women sitting together, always go for the uglier of the two. The pretty one has heard it all, and the uglier one will be so surprised that you chose her, that it'll be easy…
37 posts, 12:32 hrs
When you enroll her in karate please be sure to tell her trainer that you want her to learn "a language that bullies understand". I would suggest a combination of MMA / Krav Maga / kickboxing would…
95 posts, 12:27 hrs
I'd need to hunt for the source but I went through all this about 8 years ago when I started my website. It's not commercial but has a "Friends" page with links to commercial sites / businesses.
10 posts, 11:49 hrs
Fruity - steer clear of this lady who is obviously mean with a knife. Your hat may be under threat. She does indeed look a sweetie btw. Cybil . yep it seems your Karneval was the wonderful…
942 posts, 11:33 hrs
Congratulations. When I received my documents I went directly to my Gemeinde and applied immediately for my Personalausweis and Reisepass. (cost = 28,80€ & 60€ respectively).
248 posts, 11:26 hrs
The next meeting of the book group will be held on Tuesday, 20th March, 7:30pm, at Oranium/Grand Bar (Oranienburger Str. 34). We will discuss "Zemindar" by Valerie Fitzgerald. Looking forward to…
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8 German words that are impossible to translate into English

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