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28 ways to be Austrian

26 Aug

Alejandro:

this is just genius!

Originally posted on Austrian Adaptation:

In honour of the fact that this is my 28th post, on the week of my 28th birthday I feel its appropriate to celebrate that number with a short guide to the hilarious/awesome/crazy things i’ve noticed from my first year living in Austria. These are the little things you need to embrace to truly uncover your inner Austrian!

1.Be on time. They really, really like being on time. The Germans and the Swiss have the more famous reputation but God help you if you’re not on time to meet an Austrian. For an Austrian, to be 5 minutes early  is to be on time. You have been warned!

2. Speak Austrian Deutsch. The language spoken here is technically German, but an Austrian variety. So a Potato is an Kartoffeln in Deutsch, but Erdäpfel in Austrian. German apricots are Aprikose, Austrian ones are Marillen, German tomatoes are Tomaten, a

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Posted by on 26/08/2013 in Fun

 

One response to “28 ways to be Austrian

  1. carlyhulls

    27/08/2013 at 09:34

    Thanks for sharing!! Love your blog here!

     

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