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Learn to speak like a Neo Nazi

However long I live in Germany, it seems that people spot me for a foreigner the moment I open my mouth.

The problem is that I speak a fairly accent-neutral grammatically correct German. Stop sniggering at the back there! This of course, is a dead give away. Real Germans just don’t talk like this.

The trick is to find something other than Hochdeutsch to have as your accent.

This blog already suggested that famous dialect: Imbißdeutsch as a way of passing off as a local.

To complement this, I’d like to suggest another form of German which will allow us to blend in – this time with a group which we really wouldn’t want to spot us as being foreign. The neo nazis.


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Becoming German

OK – I’ve been in Germany for over 15 years now and I’ve struggled to become German. I mean I can speak German, I can drive on the right, I’ve even been known to go out with unshaved legs and wear Birkenstocks. From fifty paces, I might even fool some people. Well, short sighted people, anyway.

So how easy is it actually to become German?

I think Günther has the answer.


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