S2E12: An American in Germany

Moving to a new country and starting a new life there is no small undertaking. What is it like to move to Germany as an American? What linguistic and cultural differences are there between Germany and the US? And what misunderstandings can arise as a result of these differences?

In this final episode of series 2, I talk to Dana Newman ("Wanted Adventure") about her move from Florida to Munich, Germany, and her experiences with getting to know the German language and culture. We talk about what it's like to have a German husband, why a simple trip to a German supermarket can be such a stressful experience, what German words are the most fun to say, and much more.

Outro music: Bring You There by Euphoniques

Read the transcript here.

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About this episode's guest

Dana Newman is a video creator, author, podcast host and more.

On her YouTube channel, "Wanted Adventure”, she's made over 600 videos, many about her experiences as an American living in Germany and the German language. Most are in English but some are in German!

Find her speaking (mostly) German in her Instagram stories!

Instagram: @WantedAdventure
YouTube (Wanted Adventure): https://www.youtube.com/wantedadventure
YouTube (Dana Undone): https://www.youtube.com/c/DanaUndone

Photo © Dana Newman


You Go Me On The Cookie!
Goldmann, 2019

In her book, "You go me on the cookie!" (which is in German), Dana Newman writes about the funny, illogical, bizarre... but also charming and adorable aspects of the German language that often go unnoticed by native German speakers. It's the book she wishes her German husband had had when she was first learning German, and the book she wishes she had had to let her know that she's not alone with her struggles learning the language.

Buy the book

This episode was first released on 21.06.2022.

YOTE theme music by Vincent Tone (PremiumBeat.com)

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