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A few days ago I read this brilliant blog post How German Are You?  In it Christiane Hayes tells about her 25 years in the UK and how many German things she misses and what she prefers in England. She also puts a link to a test to find out how German you are.

Reading her blog post made me wonder “How German am I?”

Technically speaking, I’m not German at all as I became a British citizen in 1984, which means I have been British longer than I have been German. And yet, I still see myself as German. When asked I tell people I’m German and if people  say bad things about Germany I defend it.

And yet, I love living in England. It’s my home and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I love the English way of life and especially the British humour.

So, I’ve asked the same question as Christiane: “How German am I?”

And I tried this highly intelligent and sophisticated really stupid but funny quiz.

The verdict?

20/40

“Schade, you only scored 20/40 pts, or 50%. You’re officially 14% less German than the average.
You’ve much work to do, cultural misfit. Kipp all your windows, pour yourself a schorle, practice your klugscheissing and there might still be some hope for you yet.”

I can live with that  :wink: 

What’s your score? Can you live with it?

 

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7 Responses to How German am I?

  1. Will read Christiane’s blog post later – sounds like fun! I edited a book for her a few years ago and was fascinated by it. Please give her my regards. xx

  2. Hi Angelika,

    As some of the questions contain German words I really had to dig deep to remember the German language I learned years ago :-D

    Apparently I am 40% German (16/40) – yes, I can live with that ;-)

  3. Christiane says:

    Wow! It’s a small world indeed! And you’re a British citizen, too! I never felt the need to go that step further hehe, but good to see you’re still German at heart ;)

    • I wanted to get involved in local politics and be able to vote, which then I could only do as a British national (I think that may have changed now) … but I’ll ALWAYS be a German at heart!

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