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About JN53

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  1. "Untranslatable" German words

     Oh, that's right. Thanks for the reminder. 
  2. "Untranslatable" German words

      Actually I've had what I'd call a cabinet over the sink in the U.S. and in Germany. 
  3. 3 room Apartment/house wanted

    From what I understand you won't find what you want for that price in those areas of Berlin, but maybe someone else knows of something. Good luck!
  4. I haven't heard that in a while..

    What about "I reckon?" I can't recall of using it, but my parents and grandparents probably did. I use suppose.
  5. The Vent - No Chat!

    I sure would invite you over for a  meal if I were in Berlin, even with my then meager income. Is there anyway you could qualify for a top-up from the Job Center? If so, maybe you could get access to the Tafel right away to get some food. Or maybe another organization could help.  
  6. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    That's great. Hope it all goes well for you!
  7. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

    I was thinking the same thing as alderhill. When I first came to Germany, I was often overlooked at bakeries or the butcher's, but then I started to speak up and see when it was my turn and not let others ahead of me. While it could be racism, it could also just be the way Germans are. For me it was definitely not a case of racism. I doubt you could see me in a snowstorm either.
  8. Health Insurance Contract Cancellation

    Thanks for the info. So, if I understand it correctly, even with being insured in Germany in the public system for 11 yrs, if I have not been in a European countries' public system for the 12 months directly before coming back to Germany, then it would have to be private insurance after age 55? So for me to be in the public system in Germany again, I would have to get a job before age 55. I suppose that is the best way of doing things. I still have time, so we'll see how things work out.
  9. How to date without tinder

    Maybe this is not what you are looking for, but what about joining a club, for example a sports club? Or sign up for a German class and maybe you'll meet someone. 
  10. Health Insurance Contract Cancellation

    Thanks for the info. If I did come back after 55 it would be to work. My intention would be to work as a teacher at an international school, so I am not sure if the above would apply to me, as I wouldn't be retired yet. 
  11. Health Insurance Contract Cancellation

    That's interesting! I have often wondered if I would be able to come back after the age of 55 and be in the public health insurance. Would getting back into public health insurance be possible after age 55, so I wouldn't have to pay a huge sum for health insurance?
  12. Many here do speak German, but this is an English forum, so you should post in English. Good luck in your search.
  13. Gastric bypass surgery

      I'm sure it means Monday to Friday.
  14. Anmeldung options

    Can you rent a cheap room somewhere central to where you may be traveling in Germany, even if you would rarely be there? Or would something like that be illegal, if you are rarely living there? Just an idea-maybe not a good one. Maybe someone else can comment on this option.
  15. Food allergy chef card

    Meeresfrüchte are shellfish. Nüsse are nuts, so hazelnuts are Haselnüsse.