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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »
Ffs, who is Jens Spahn? Didn't even know his name and the BBC seem to think he might follow up Merkel?  ;D  ::)

Btw, I do prefer waiters in German restaurants to understand German, a bit of English (among others) isn't misplaced in "tourist" cities like Berlin...
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 08:26:29 PM »
I think you meant to say:

"Ffs, wer ist Jens Spahn? Wusste nicht einmal seinen Namen und die BBC scheinen zu glauben, dass er Merkel folgen könnte?  ;D  ::)

Btw, ich bevorzuge Kellner in deutschen Restaurants, um Deutsch zu verstehen, ein bisschen Englisch (ua) ist nicht in "touristischen" Städten wie Berlin verlegt ..."

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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 12:09:29 PM »
Danke!

You're welcome! (As the Berlin waiters would say.)  :-[   :P
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
What would your beloved future leader, Jens Spahn, say to that?!
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 02:57:50 PM »
What would your beloved future leader, Jens Spahn, say to that?!

"Uli, Du bist ein schlechter Berliner"... 
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 03:08:55 PM »
You're a bad sausage?! Or was that JFK?
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 03:12:23 PM »
You're a bad sausage?!
;D


Btw, "Berliner" is not a sausage, it's kind of a sweet "pancake":
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 08:55:22 PM »
I'm a doughnut! I love urban myth-bursting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner

If my genitalia were positioned where they are on that sausage I'D turn bad too!
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 08:39:49 AM »
Erm, it's just a sausage with hand & feet & face... :-X
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 09:27:11 AM »
I'm sure we've all said that more than once!
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 02:39:06 PM »
German election results out soon - let us know when Jens Spahn takes over please Uli.
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 09:36:20 PM »
German election results out soon - let us know when Jens Spahn takes over please Uli.
I'd rather he didn't  :-\
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 10:17:45 AM »
German election results out soon - let us know when Jens Spahn takes over please Uli.

Can't see this happening any time soon. Merkel will continue for quite some time, as far as I can tell. (Spahn wasn't even mentioned in any of the news coverage I saw today.) Just not sure yet how the "coalition" will look.

Right-wing "AfD" party has reached a worrying 12-13%, but I will continue to ignore them.  >:(
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Re: German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 11:53:29 AM »
Jens who?  ??? What do the BBC know about German politics?

Many thanks Uli. I heard a German politician saying that the "AfD" deserved to be ignored, especially as many other European countries have greater support for far right parties. Fair point. Hopefully they will be denied "the oxygen of publicity".

Time for today's arithmetic lesson - with a Mrs Merkel theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvEyQ4qgHB8 + 1 = ?
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