Monday, October 9, 2017

Word Of The Day

das Ass / Plural: die Asse / In Sentence: "Das Ass kann in Kartenspielen als Zahlenspielkarte 1 oder als höchste Karte nach dem König dienen."

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Use of "bitte" & "danke"

Unlike in other languages, in German you are not supposed to say "please" and "thanks" in situations like the one shown in the pic. Using "bitte" and "danke" more than strictly necessary is considered an unsincere or "simulating" attitude by native German speakers. To order something, use a "correct" voice tone. Look the waitress into the eyes when doing this and when she brings your order. This will be considered polite enough by her. BUT: Don't forget to say "Danke!" if she tells you "Zum Wohl!" (cheers!), when she brings / serves you an alcoholic drink.