I appeared on “Pop Your Cultural Cherry” to talk about life in the south of Germany.
English Level: B1 🇵🇭🇨🇦
02:13 – Living in rural Germany as a foreigner
06:48 – Living in the Black Forest area
12:23 – Pros and cons of living in a village
16:24 – Unexpected experiences of living in Germany
20:40 – Special characteristics of Freiburg and the Black Forest
27:20 – Special places to visit in the Black Forest area of Hochschwarzwald
31:30 – Tips on living in a village
33:00 – Jorge’s podcast “The Canadian Wants to Know”
- rural area (noun) – ländlicher Raum
- to consider (verb)- etw. in Betracht ziehen
- countryside (noun) – Land (im Gegenteil zur Stadt)
- flat (noun) – Wohnung
- consistent (adj) – gleichmäßig
- to commute (verb) – pendeln
- light pollution (noun) – Lichtverschmutzung
Phrases to Remember:
- To default toward something: If a computer or person defaults to a way of operating, it automatically uses it if you do not intentionally change it.
- Get (one) down – To cause one to feel saddened, depressed, discouraged, or dejected.
- Not my business – es geht mich nichts an
- To go through the fire – durch das Feuer gehen, im Sinne von eine schwierige Situation durchleben
- To get into something – in etwas hineingeraten (Schulden, Schwierigkeiten, aber auch ein Hobby etc.)
Mistake to Avoid:
- What advantages of living in a village did Jorge really appreciate during the pandemic?
- What is one of the challenges when living in a village?
- Jorge appreciates German order. What does he say: What does order allow for?
- What is Jorge’s explanation of “Inversionswetter”?
- What does Jorge compare the “Kaiserstuhl” to?
- What advice does Jorge give to people moving into a village with regards to their neighbors?
Question to consider:
Which is your favorite place to visit in your home region?
- Top places to visit in the Black Forest
- Pop Your Cultural Cherry podcast
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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