A final important point of close contact between Germany and the UK, which is further borne out by the survey results, is the degree to which the values and interests of the two countries are shared. Asia Suffice it to say, everyone in Ireland is drinking gin and tonics, at least as far as I could tell. ), 7.61 (2007), 7.97 (2006), 8.1943 (2005), 8.2768 (2004), North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico, Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam, mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north. Bye, bye, bye. Now repeat those same questions, but ask what their brother’s getting up to, then their sister, then their mother. You ask any Irish citizen living in Australia and they will all tell you the same thing, that it is a whole lot easier to save here in Australia. In Ireland, small talk is a lifestyle. On the same team: Britain & Germany. There are reportedly 34.5 million people who claim Irish ancestry in the US, making America’s Irish population seven times as large as that of Ireland itself, according to The Washington Post. In most European countries like German cars drive on the right side of the street. Left-hand and right-hand traffic. Rachel Launay, British Council Country Director Germany, Alasdair Donaldson, Insight Editor, British Council. Make sure to slow down and speak articulately, be polite and if you don’t understand someone don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat themselves. Keep in mind that this is all based on my own experience, and other people’s findings may vary. And don’t forget: this e-commerce is still growing in Spain. From opening a tab at the bar to going to the beach, here are the biggest differences I found. Again just like at home, the English language here can be very parochial. The timing of this publication is of huge importance, as the two countries launch a joint season of art and culture, ‘UK/Germany 2018’, at a moment that they face the loss of one of the most significant crossing points: the European Union. "Irish people living in Ireland do not really consider Irish-Americans to be Irish,". When they’re hanging up the phone, many Irish people will say goodbye six or seven times: "Bye. We’d barely been on the second for five minutes when it was announced that “Service has now resumed on the U8.”, The smaller of the girls pursed her lips and shook her head, disgusted. Go too far conversationally with an Irish person who’s not willing to discuss Brexit, and you will get the blankest of blank stares. First the bad news. In 2018, the British Council is organising, with its partners, a major UK-Germany Season. If Irish people are too quiet for us, the inverse of this is that we Americans are just too loud for them. Just like Gaelic Football and Hurling, Australia have a native sport too which is only played here. Tax system Those on the average industrial wage in Germany can expect to pay 20-25% of their income in tax. They must also have bionic hearing, because I sometimes don’t know how else they can hear each other. Kate blogs at katekatharina.com and tweets as @Katekatharina. However, they only represent a fraction of the vast sweep of crossing points that characterise the histories and developments of our two countries. The Irish Times has even published a trend piece about how important small talk is to your career. The grocery from 7/8 am to 10 pm. China vs. Japan As a native of the Jersey Shore, I'm accustomed to every aspect of my beach-going experience being monitored, taxed, and controlled by the local government. While I rarely say 'huh?' As a Cork ‘bai’ myself I stayed Southern and settled in Sydney. It’s the "millennial drink of choice" in Ireland, according to The Times. Middle East Africa I recently went to Ireland and noticed some big cultural differences between it and the US that I found worth noting. In the case of the UK, its education, arts and culture are attractive to Germans. Germany is the child that waits for the second marshmallow but wonders whether, by the same principle, it would make more sense to continue to wait rather than to enjoy the two already gained. What impact is Brexit likely to have on the vital Anglo-German bi-lateral relationship? Furthermore, Sunday is a rest day, which means that there are no shopping stores or grocery open. Moreover, all the shops are open on Sunday. Top Rated TV Shows People in Ireland seem to work harder without reward, of course Australians (some…) do work hard but the balance is different. (However, it depends were you reside in Australia; the big cities tend to have more of a cosmopolitan accent, whereas if you venture outwards, you will hear some more characteristic Aussie accents and phrases. “It’s delicious,” he said. France vs. Germany The people, language, and traditions are what make the German culture unique. These cities are also full of other Irish expats so don’t think you will be jumping into the Australian community because you won’t. Sure we’ll be fashionably late. Lucky somebody saw him and he wasn’t driven over … Jaysus! The wages in Australia are a lot higher than at home, which allows you to have more disposable income therefore not worrying too much about the price when purchasing clothing, groceries or even while out on a night out.