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I live in Germany, so I am really at the source of politics and culture. You can ask me about entertainment, pop culture, politics of the day, general culture. I am also interested in German history, especially the time after 1945, i.e. the evolution of modern Germany, the division in Western and Eastern Germany, the fall of the Berlin wall. If you're wondering why some things are the way they are in Germany, don't hesitate to ask me, and I will try to give you a helpful answer.

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I was born and spent most of my life in Germany. Right now I am living in Northwestern Germany. I am generally interested in politics and culture. Thus, I feel I should be able to help people from other countries understand Germany and German culture a little better.


I studied translation from English and French into German. I've been working as a freelance translator for 5 years now. So, I am able to understand and use the English language.

What do you like about this subject?

It is about my home country, and as most people do I love my home country. That doesn't mean I agree to everything that is happening in Germany, but I think this is the way all around the world. I will try and bring German culture closer to people who are interested in it.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I think there are always areas in which you can learn something every day, e.g. history, culture etc. By answering your questions from diverse areas, I hope to learn a little bit more myself during the research.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I think many people either think about WWII or about Lederhosen and beer when they think about Germany. But there is so much more to it. Germany has a very large regional diversity in history, culture, dialects, food and drinks. Did you know for example that Germany produces wine? Did you know that many people in Northern Germany rather drink tea than coffee?

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john04/06/17101010Quick and concise answer, incredibly helpful.
Matt01/04/17101010Thanks so much.
William 01/26/16101010Thank you so much for your help! .....
Lucas06/24/15101010I forgot the link AGAIN! Sorry! http://web .....

Recent Answers from Janina

2017-04-03 "about":

Hello John,    thank you for your question.    The correct translation for "to write about something" is "über etwas schreiben".    As you mention "to overwrite" in your question, I'd like to point out

2016-01-25 German Castles:

Hello William,    thank you for your question.    I wasn't able to identify the castle myself, but I managed to find someone online who recognized it. I hope it's alright that I posted the photo online

2015-08-10 German citizenship:

Hello Rob,    thank you for the follow-up. I am sorry that my first answer wasn't more helpful to you.    I am aware that one of the websites I linked to in my reply doesn't look like much. But I think

2015-08-09 German citizenship:

Hello Rob,    thank you for your question. I hope I can help you with your plan to get the German citizenship.    I did some research and found a word document that has some information on the legal proceedings

2015-06-24 Bundesrat in the Bundestag?:

Hello Lucas,    thanks for your follow-up. It looks like we are both a bit confused, because I didn't see this follow-up at first, and now I send you some more information as an answer to your rating.


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