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To: A'elian' nation

They all understand English over there, if they are Osties under 40 or Westerners under 80. A lot of them aren’t comfortable speaking English, but they can understand spoken and written English as well as the average US high schooler.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 8:58:00 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

My uncle and aunt do not speak English and they live near Munich ( yeah where Mein Kampf was written ironically ).

I think it would help them to understand Obama better if they could read a book about him from the conservative viewpoint - the real facts about him.

Hard to figure out how 80 to 90 percent of Germans like this guy but then there are no books in German with the truth.


8 posted on 04/20/2013 9:05:58 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
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That is not true. I have been there and met many people of all ages who do not speak/read/know English.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 11:57:41 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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There is a difference between understanding and getting by in a language and reading a book in a different language.

I can get by when I visit Germany, but I struggle with German newspapers and books; as I am sure Europeans who may understand rudimentary English struggle with English newspapers and novels.

I found the most English conversant people are the Belgians. The Germans not so much.

If there were books written in German about what a phony Obama is, I know it would be easier for Germans to read such a book in Deutsch than trying to read it in English.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 3:28:16 PM PDT by A'elian' nation
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