Started from the bottom now we German.
It feel so short, but really its been some years now, and as I take a step back and look at myself I can see how much I have changed as a person from my time in this counry. Most of all I can see the habits I have exchanged..which honestly, I’ve been told is no suprise.
Here are my top 15 identified signs of Germanization
- You are confused when a stranger asks “how are you?” ( Like, who is this person? why are they asking, we are not yet on familiar aquaintance terms”
- Sprüdelwasser is life
- You’re becoming fluent in Denglisch. So good, its practically your mother tongue.
- Youve began writting the number “1” the German way, whichused to confuse you as it looked more like a “7”, but now you understand it simply cant be done any other way.
- You’ve mastered all the ways to use bitte in everyday interactions. It is not simply please but also pardon, here you are, not at all, youre welcome, and go ahead. SImaltaniously youve also achieved the ability to hold full conversations merely with the word doch.
- You no longer need an extended period of time to go through all those previously seeming extensive variety of euro coins
- You have dreams in German and sometimes recall memories of people back home speaking in German
- Sometimes you forget wörter in English and begin to question who you are anymore
- In wintertime, you have a special relationship with Hausschuhe
- Next to that you now understand the full range of seasons; Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring and Spargelzeit
- You get withdrawls from going too long without eating bread
- You drink only juice in Schorle form..goodness forbid you dare drink straight up saft
- You can sort through plastic, paper, compost, and Restmüll in your sleep
- You make plans with friends a well week ahead and are shocked and slightly taken aback when some asks to spontaneously meet for dinner or hang out
- Sundays are for doing nothing, and you wouldnt want to spend them any other way.