>>53273298 Frisian is a bit different on it's own but Low German/Platduutsch/Nedderduutsch is sort of an inbetween language. It's not the same as Dutch or German but if you know either you should be able to understand most of what a Low German speaker is saying.
>>53273819 I remember a year or two ago there was a report on the radio about Dutch people near the border going to Germany to buy fireworks because they ran out here and they interviewed a German salesman who spoke Plattduutsch. He did the interview entirely in Plattduutsch and it sounded like any other Dutch dialect from the area. No need for translation or anything.
>>53273503 Yeah well, and Austrians still preferred their own empire with hungarians and other slavs. That's why 1848 became such a shit Prussia sought a real unification. That Austrian loyalty to the empire of old as opposed to a new German national state can be seen as equivalent to Canadian royal loyalty as opposed to US national awakening.
as far as I know,Austrians are more like rural germans. They talk funny according to the northeners. Differences like: Germany: Besteck Austria: Esszeug(eating thing) Germany: Weihnachtsbaum Austria: Christbaum
Bavaria is more akin to Austria. I like the austrian words better,maybe because my family used them for so long every day.But I don't know why they use german words like Speis. But feel free to correct me.
>>53274441 > culturally difference A term that goes with everything and nothing. We are also not very different from any other western countries if you are geralistic, but very different if you insist on details.
>>53274734 >>53275075 Language is important though, and the frontier between dialect and language is very thin. Look at the Swiss, according to them, they don't speak a dialect of German, but a separate language.
>>53276130 OK, I just put that through a translator.
We don't have the exact same dual training system, but we do have community colleges and universities. The problem is that the former is looked down upon by human resources. From what I've read, every German speaking country grants you employment for life(?) regardless of whether you went to vocational school or an academic university.
Well you are right I was thinking just because more Spains living in flats they would also rent more but apparently there are a lot of owners. Still very interesting if you look at how much Spaniards live in Houses.
>>53275963 Home ownership isn't exactly a good indicator of wealth or else the Greeks or Romanians should be considered the richest in Europe. Houses in Germanic lands are usually made to last through the ages. American houses are cheap wooden boxes that fly away at the first tornado.
Other things can influence the ownership rate, too. E.g. there is no such thing as a functioning rent market in Spain. In Barcelona some have a rent that's been frozen from the 1960s in an apparent attempt to curb the ebil capitalists means of exploitation. It's clear as the blue sky that under such circumstances with such restrictive laws investors simply won't offer flats for rent. Spaniards have pretty much no other choice than to own the flat they live in.
>>53276693 >I often hear anglos complain that they have trouble getting hired because they get told things like "you have no experience" This so much. It's disgusting. And even if you do get "experience", it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the occupation you will be working in. My current internship has been composed of my supervisor asking me to make his binders for him or to enter data into a spreadsheet. A computer science student should be working with developing programs or securing the network from unauthorized personnel, not doing bitch work.
This makes me want to get the fuck out of here so badly. The thing that's worsening this whole situation is the skyrocketing inflation of tuition fees here.
>>53276879 I agree, though Australia is the wealthiest country on Earth due to its housing situation. Your German speaking countries don't have a strong push to have people buy homes that they can't afford, which probably spares them so much stress and money. I always ask people around me if it's even worth it to buy one when only a third of people own their houses outright and the others slave away with their mortgages.
>>53277092 In Germany transaction costs are comparatively high when it comes to buying houses. Were they as low as in some other countries home ownership would be a coupe of percentage points higher.
I don't know anything about the housing situation of Oz. How's the quality of their houses on average? Apparently in countries with low population density land is cheap and leads to bigger houses, but how well are they built?
>>53277730 Yeh but what about Oz? Another thing about general wealth. In countries with extensive social security systems wealth is hidden in things like entitlements for pensions paid by the state. That's where a significant portion of income in Germany goes to but doesn't surface in any wealth comparison. In contrast to that countries which leave organizing financing one's retirement up to the people have all these things go into statistics. The stocks or bonds or real estate people buy all count as wealth of these people. But Germany's state social security entitlements don't. Same thing with the general state organized unemployment insurance and health care. (this also skews statistics about wealth distribution within countries where Germany appears worse than it is in reality)
>>53278251 Not going to lie, I don't know much about how Australia measures its wealth. Germany doesn't strike me as an unwealthy place at all, since the country has a net surplus for its budget from what I've read, so the public must be doing well, as it has one of the highest employment rates and youth employment rates on the planet.
>>53279229 Yeah we're doing pretty well right now. We could be a bit better in infrastructure investment. We were a little lazy in that department lately. And economic reforms are always needed. Even if one is doing well. Progress is always marching on. The biggest threat to our economy right now is probably a Chinese recession or serious slowdown and what that would mean for the world economy.
>>53276693 >The system does have it's flaws extremely high drop out rate +what >>53276917 said applies to apprenticeships too +apprenticehips are not regulated with demand
so you have hundreds of thousands of girls who want to become a hairstylist or some low level secretary office monkey and the same number of boys who want to be a a car mechanic because cars are so cool.
and then of course they end up either umemployed or exploited and cant just learn something else because they basically dropped out fo school at 15 and have no clue about anything.
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