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|Americans almost always address people they have just met with their first name.||Germans almost always address people they have just met with their last name.|
|English you is used for everyone,with no distinctions for social standing or formality.||German makes a distinction between the formal you (Sie) and the familiar you (du).|
|The English word “friend” covers a very wide range of acquaintance levels than German Freund.||The term Freund in German implies a deep friendship, not just a casual acquaintance.|
|The fork is held in the right hand. When using a knife, it replaces the fork, which is switched to the left hand during cutting. Emily Post called this the “zig-zag” style.||The fork is held in the left hand, the knife in the right hand. Both remain in your hands except when drinking or passing items. This is the European style.|
|Mericans eat many foods with their hands like pizza||In Genrmany eating with hands is considered barbaric.|
|Americans keep their hands under the table or in their lap. No elbows on the table!||Germans keep their hands on the table. Also no elbows on the table!|
|Americans display patriatism in every event.||The situation in Germany, of course, is radically different. To love Germany is to love its history, its culture, its political and economical system|
|America is mostly comprised of immigrants||Few immigrants in Germany.|
|Music is very similar.|
|English is spoken in both the countries.|
|Both nations are huge consumers and producers of beer, spirits, and wine and also both are industrialized technological nations.|
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Jul 21st, 2015
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