My seven-year old adding to her store of knowledge about Germans vs. the English: “In Germany they give out gummy bears, but in England they give out GOOD candy.”
Watching the news I ask R., “What politician are they talking about, Steinmeier?”
“The one that was Transport Minister?”
“Stolpe, Schmidt, Schroeder, Stoiber—how can you tell German politicians apart when their names all begin with ‘S’?”
“By all the other letters?”
Watching the news, I ask my husband, "What politician are they talking about, Steinmeier?"
"The one that was Transportation Minister?"
"Schmidt, Schroeder, Stoiber... how can you tell German politicians apart when their names all begin with 'S'?"
On the very first day she came to our house to play, our neighbor girl was asked to write in my daughter's "Friendship Book". In answer to the question, "Wohin willst du reisen?" she wrote, "Ich will gar nicht verreisen, weil ich immer bei dir bleiben will."
(I don't want to go anywhere, because I always want to stay with you)