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WHS M1 Lek1A Kultur

WHS Mosiak 1 Lektion 1A - Kultur

What three things should one do when being introduced to someone? When being introduced to someone, one should shake hands, look them in the eye, and say „Freut mich“.
In a business setting, this is always done when meeting someone. In a business setting, one always shakes hands. Always.
How might friends greet each other? Friends may or may not shake hands. They may greet each other with a hug or a kiss on the cheek.
What are the common formal greetings, no matter where you are in a German-speaking country? In formal situations, you can say „Guten Morgen“ in the morning, „Guten Tag“ from morning to late afternoon, and „Guten Abend“ in the evening.
What kind of greetings might you hear in Bavaria or in Austria? In Bavaria or in Austria, you might hear the formal greeting „Grüß Gott“ at any time of day. „Grüß dich“ is used to greet a friend and „Servus“ can be heard when saying hello or good-bye to friends.
When should one use the informal „du“ or „ihr“? Use „du“ or „ihr“ with children, teenagers, family members including pets(!), and fellow students. Police officers and military personnel also use „du“ or „ihr“ when speaking with those of a similar rank.
When should one use the formal „Sie“? Always use „Sie“ with anyone older until they invite you to call them by a first name and to use „du“. Always use „Sie“ with people with whom you are not on a first-name basis.
How does one address men in Germany? Men are addressed with „Herr“ and their last name, or family name.
How does one address women in Germany? Women are address as „Frau“ and their last name, or family name, regardless of their marital status.
How does one ask whether the person with whom s/he is conversing is feeling alright? Informally, one asks „Geht es dir gut?“. Formally, one asks „Geht es Ihnen gut?„.
How does one say “so far, so good”? One says „So weit, so gut.“
How does one politely respond to someone after seeing someone after a long time? In an informal situation, one responds with „Schön dich zu sehen!” In a formal situation, one would respond with „Schön Sie zu sehen!”
How does one greet people when along the North Sea Coast? Along the North Sea Coast one greets another by saying „Moin! Moin!“
What is the common informal greeting in Switzerland? Friends in Switzerland greet one another by saying „Grüezi!“ or „Grüezi mitenand!“
How would you say “Take care”? „Mach’s gut!“ means essentially “Take care!”
What is a common greeting in Austria? A common Austrian greeting is „Servus“, but one also hears „Pfiati“ among friends.
What are the most standard ways to say good-bye in German? „Auf Wiedersehen„ and „tschüss“ are the most common ways to say “good-bye”.
What is the Swiss counterpart to „Auf Wiedersehen“? „Uf Widerluege“ is how the Swiss say „Auf Wiedersehen“.
It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and you run into your German teacher at the grocery store. How do you greet her? You would greet your German teacher by saying „Guten Morgen“, but you could also say „Guten Tag“.
How would you ask your friend how s/he is feeling today? You would ask „Wie geht es dir heute?„ or perhaps just „Wie geht’s heute?“
Which two heads of state met under the Brandenburger Tor? West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl walked through the Brandenburger Tor to shake hands with East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow.
When did this historic meeting of the two German heads of state occur? They met under the Brandenburger Tor on December 22, 1989.
Why was the meeting of December 22, 1989 between West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow so significant? It was the first time since the construction of the Berliner Mauer, or Berlin Wall, in 1961 that East and West Germans had been permitted to pass through the gate.
What has the Brandenburger Tor withstood throughout its over 200 years of existence? The Brandenburger Tor has withstood an invasion by Napoleon’s soldiers, falling bombs in World War II, and the Cold War partition of East and West Berlin.
What did Napoleon take with him after he and his soldiers invaded Berlin? Napoleon took the Quadriga, the chariot drawn by four horses, from on top of the Brandenburger Tor back to Paris. After he was defeated by the Prussians, the Quadriga was returned to Berlin.
When was the Brandenburger Tor built? The Brandenburger Tor was built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791.
What was the original purpose of the Brandenburger Tor? The Brandenburger Tor was one of fourteen toll gates encircling the city.
Which U.S. President stood in front of the Brandenburger Tor and challenged Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”? On June 12, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Regan called for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open up the barrier which had divided East and West Berlin since 1961, by uttering, “Tear down this wall!”
How could one describe the Brandenburger Tor and what it means for Berlin and Germany? Like the Statue of Liberty in the New York harbor or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brandenburger Tor is the “face” of Berlin and of Germany.
What does the Brandenburger Tor symbolize nowadays? The Brandenburger Tor is a symbol of German unity and a monument to Berlin’s tumultuous past.
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