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What are the Requirements for Visiting Germany as a Tourist?

German Tourist Visa Information

If you intend to visit Germany as a tourist the requirements to visit, including the length of time you are allowed to stay, will depend on your country of origin. Some citizens of countries aren’t required to get any visa to enter German for up to 90 days while those who are citizens of the E.U. or Schengen member countries don’t require any permission to enter Germany and there is no time limit on their stay.

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How Translation Services Help Immigrants in Germany

Over recent decades Germany has become a melting pot of different cultures. Some migration took place after World War 2 when migrants were needed to supply their skills to industry, while other migration has occurred as the European Union has grown. This has led to the less well-off members migrating to Germany and other affluent European Union countries to seek a better life.

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How to Measure a German Translator’s Accuracy

 

Measuring the quality of a translation and the skills of a translator is not an easy task. The methodology has to be both accurate and objective. A plan has to be formulated before measuring a German translator’s accuracy.

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How to Apply For German Dual Citizenship

German citizenship is applied through jus sanguinis, or citizenship by descent. This is acquired when someone is born to a German parent anywhere in the world. All German citizens have the right to freedom of movement in countries that are members of the European Union as this is a right assigned to citizens of countries who are part of the EU / Schengen. Dual citizenship is not required to live and work as a German in an EU country.

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New Year’s Celebrations in Germany

Tuesday 1st January 2019 will be New Year’s Day in Germany. Its German translation is Neujahr or Neujahrstag. It is always a public holiday in Germany and is known in the Gregorian calendar as the 1st day of the New Year. Many people start the New Year between 31st December and January 1st at midnight when they put on a fireworks display and drink sparkling wine. Some people might present each other with gifts of 4 leaf clovers, which are viewed as symbols of good luck for the coming New Year.

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Christmas Traditions in Germany

Christmas in Germany has in recent decades become very commercial, with many retailers beginning to provide Christmas decorations and promotions as soon as September. There is without a doubt many similarities between Christmas traditions in both Germany and other EU countries but there are also some quite distinct differences as well.

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Weird and Wonderful Links Between English and German

English and German share a common origin. This means today there are some German words that are exactly the same as in English or more often nearly the same. The two languages are also quite distinct and bafflingly there are words that seem identical yet have different meanings!

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10 German Words With Simply Hilarious Literal Translations

Every language is of course unique. There are always some funny words in any language that appeal to the sense of humour of someone who is learning something about that language for the first time. German is just one of those languages that seems to have accumulated some of the most fascinating and hilarious words. Many of these hilarious German words are compound nouns and verbs that at least to the English speaker seem extraordinarily long.

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Overcoming Language Barriers to Communication

Language barriers can take place in all sorts of different circumstances because today more people travel to different countries for vacations, for educational purposes, and for business. A language barrier exists if someone loses their way in a city and needs to ask someone else for help but doesn’t know the language well enough to be understood. In this sort of situation, there is normally somebody around to assist who is bilingual and knows the visitor’s language.

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Top German Christmas Markets Located This 2018?

Germans have enjoyed their Christmas markets for centuries, but now the rest of the world has learned the secret. Tens of thousands of people flock to Germany every year in December to visit the markets. Just about every German city, town and village has at least one German Christmas market, so how does the casual visitor know which are the best ones to visit?

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