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English Composition I Cause And Effect

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The first big difference I notice entering a foreign country is: the language. Eventually I compare the way I was brought up and what's familiar to me, with the new things I encounter. In my opinion, you keep comparing for a long time to be aware of the effects. I still catch myself liken Americans and Germans.Inevitable the language has a huge effect. I had English since 5th grade, which was very helpful of course, but nevertheless it is totally different than the actual spoken American-English. Back in the 80's Germany was oriented on Great Britain so I ...view middle of the document...

Living in a foreign country also has an impact on my native language: it gets less used. As a consequence it is harder to recall the daily used vocabulary as quickly when talking to my relatives and friends back home. Even the grammar and the spelling get out of hand! With a sister who is very fond of German, more than familiar with its proper usage and the correct orthography, the gradual decay of my mother tongue is thankfully, and sometimes unasked, impeded.Introducing German words into the English vocabulary is very useful at times. It is not essential but makes things less complicated. "Ohrwurm" for instance, which translates as "earworm", refers to those songs that you hear once and they stay lodged in your brain all day.Vice versa there are also expressions and idioms in the English language usage where we Germans do not have a word for. It can come in handy because you can play with it and prevent annoying incidents. The phrase "to give someone a wedgie" is definitely a good example for this.I had to take care of kids who were trying to wedgie me in the beginning. Obviously it bothered me a lot but eventually I simply told them, that Germans have wedgie-proof underwear and they should not bother trying. Big and green eyed they looked at me and stopped teasing. Of course they didn't know that I made this up to suit my comfortableness.

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