Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009

Task 1

Get to know how blogging works:

"Comment" on this post and write about one thing from your own culture that is typically American / German for you. This could be a thing, a certain behaviour, a place, or anything else. Then explain in about 50 words why you think it is typical.

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  1. Dieser Kommentar wurde vom Autor entfernt.

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  2. Hey! :)

    In my opinion, the auto brand BMW is typically German because of its high fame and popularity. This becomes clear, when you examine, that their products are exported all over the world. Therefore, they have grand sales, in fact over 50 billion euro!

    What do you think what's typical for your country ?

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  3. There are lot of things,which are 'typical german'.One of these things is the october festival in munich.At festivals like this people wear traditional clothes, customs take place and the visitors listen to folk music.The festival became very popular over the last years.People from all over the world come together to celebrate and to meet each other there.This run shows that people from every part of the world like the german traditions.What's your opinion??
    Bye

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  4. I agree that the Oktoberfest is very german, and it's unbelievably popular all over the world. People from countries like Australia or New Zealand or others who have a really long way to Munich come to Germany only to get drunk :)

    Another thing the germans are famous for is the "German efficiency." This means that the germans take care of everything. What they start has to be finished, no matter how. I think this isn't really farfetched, but what do you think?
    Bye

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  5. Typically something American would be...
    hmmm... it's actually harder to come up with something typically American than you think. There's Halloween. October 31st usually at night when the sun sets, children go trick-or-treating to get candy. That's always fun. Sometimes the schools let you dress up in your costume for Halloween. But not always. Do you celebrate Halloween?

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  6. Thats a vey interesting comment, i dont really know about that, but from the german products that we have it would sound about right.

    Something typical of the american culture is the food. We pretty much steal cultural dishes and americanize them into something fake. The food tastes great, dont get me wrong, but it just isnt the same. like pizza as an example, we stole it and changed it, but thats just america.

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  7. One thing thats a big thing every year in America is the Supperbowl. Many people watch the Supperbowl to see who the next American football winner will be but, others watch it for the commercials or half time show. Eather way its the most watched thing in the world every year.

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  8. Definitely, we Americans are cultural theives ha. America has so many different types of food and products that aren't even from America! I don't think there is any other country that uses other countries like America does haha. There are restaurants with all kinds of foods from Italian to German to a mixture of cultures in one restaurant!!

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  9. Las Vegas, Las Vegas is one of the most exotic cities in the United States. It has some of the biggest and most expensive hotels in the world! It is a beautiful city too, millions of light bulbs make it seen for miles. Many hotels also include casinos, unfortunatley you have to be 21 to even be in the casino let alone gamble. It is very fun too, kinda like the party central of the U.S. many people go there to have a weekend away and to have fun with friends, its awsome!

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