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					Stereotypes of Germans
               Appearance
•   Blond hair
•   Blue eyes
•   Colorful dresses
•   Body modifications
Girls                   Boys
• have long hair        • are tall
• French say tall,      • Beard
  Russians say medium   • Jeans, shirts,
  height                  sneakers
• Fair hair/ blond      • Beer tummy
• Dresses (Dirndl)
             Character traits

•   Punctual
•   Responsible
•   Strict
•   Serious
•   Polite
•   Reserved
•   Clever
•   Economical/ save money
           Behavior & Habits
•   Visit music festivals/ carnival
•   Take everything seriously
•   No/ strange sense of humor
•   Drinking games
•   Tolerance towards disabled people
•   Environmentally concerned
•   Football fans
            Food and Drinks
•   BEEEEEEER
•   Brezeln
•   Sausages
•   Greasy food
•   Schnapps (liqueur)
•   bakery
                Language
•   Rough sound
•   Aggressive
•   No beautiful poetry
•   Hard to learn
•   Long words
    (Feuerwehrrettungshubschraubernotlande
    platzaufseherin)
           Music & movies
• Folk music
• Rave music
• Aggressive (Rammstein)
• Porn movies
• few famous German movies but the ones
  that are known are very good (Die Welle,
  Goodbye Lenin, Das Leben der Anderen,
  Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei)
• Soap operas (Verliebt in Berlin)
    German stereotypes of Germans
•   Beer and bread culture
•   Long term thinking (money, resources)
•   Quality is important (house, car, food, clothing)
•   Mallorca (Ballermann 6)
•   Cleanliness
•   Discipline (sports & work…)
•   Outward appearance not important (especially
    while on vacation)
                Shoes
• Birkenstock      • Adiletten

				
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