The Big Thread For European People
I'm interested in knowing how many people from the Old World are here. Report in with whatever, state your country and have a chat!
I frequently see German or Austrian or Dutch threads, they always die too fast, we should all put them together and be one big European family!
19/f/living in England, family is French/German
My breakfasts this week
>Bacon and fried egg sandwich
>Red bull and coffee
What's your home towns like? I don't really hear much about places outside of England.
I work in IT. Makes me hang out on /soc/ a lot during the day.
My home town is a small city with lots of fields and old buildings and whatever. I guess the same goes for English towns.
Guess I will bite too
>I'm poor as fuck right now so I mostly just have cereal, my family was kind of posh so we did have roast dinner every Sunday when I was a kid.
How did this happen?
nothing to be honest. this is my last year at university so I am working on diploma thesis. after uni I will most likely become junior programmer so I won't be working that hard anyway. classic programmers day consists of browsing internet and googling stuff you need to get the job done. and in case someone is around you start scrolling code and act like you are actually doing something important.
I dnt have a favorite football team. Football in this country is a state mafia.
Also, the car of my dreams are a Wolksvagen california campered.
I work as a manager in a Nike Factory Store.
Well, the weather is pretty cold and rainy so i'm just stuck at home doing pretty much nothing but lifting weight and watch some tv-show.
How are you my waffle-maker friend ?
And question for everyone : i feel like a real dumbass when i'm speaking english, my french accent is so strong that it just feel wrong, but american people keeps telling me that it's fine, how do you feel about our accent ?
I just sound like a neandertal imo
I'm at uni and don't want to ask my parents for money so I'm basically having to provide for myself with a pretty low paying job
Any recommendations on good places to visit in Germany? Some friends wanted to go on a road trip around Europe for the summer
Ha ha, pretty much like every other office job then
I don't speak French unfortunately, did it in school for 6 years but I'm awful with languages and don't remember it :(. My mum is French and my dad's family are from all over eastern Europe but he grew up in Germany. They met in England and that's were we've lived ever since.
And your mom never spoke to you in French while you were a kid ?
Damn, that's too bad ! If i have a child one day, i'll definitly speak to him in french ! (in the case if i were married to a english speaker girl (that would be awesome btw))
yeah snow is cool, too bad where i live it's only rain, not cold enough to have snow :/
That sucks. I enjoy being surprised with snow. I had a rather unpleasant surprise today as it turned out there was a small hole in my boot so I had one freezing wet foot.
well, at the same time i'm like, 1h30 away by car to the mountains sooo i can have snow pretty much when i want ^^
hahaha too bad seriously ! C'est dommage !
Maybe you should ask her to speak to you in french each time you speak with her, with time you'll start to understand, this and put some french subtitles on movies !
Hi there !
so, how the porn business doing in your country ? :D
I don't even know if a european equivalent of 4chan exists. Even reddit isn't up to european standards in terms of euro4euro.
I guess it is a bit the anglo mentality that makes a place like this appealing?
maybe we are more social. I haven't really seen any huge dating app that is widely used across europe for example. I mean some people are using okcupid for example but no way you get as many matches as in US. same with tinder. also language barrier might be still the thing. I am 25 years old and I am pretty much the first generation in my country to learn english as second language instead of russian.
sometimes I envy those people, it might be fun to live in city with population larger than my whole country ^^ I suppose it is much easier to find similarly minded people for anything you like.
Coworker and a friend of mine are rocking tinder like a motherfucker though.
I have used craigslist to my advantage once. It was an expat that now lives in Brussels that I was able to hook up for a blowjob though. That's about it.
Currently chatting a couple up for a threesome in the netherlands. Here is hoping.
from my experience (apart from a bit of hate towards england?) it is somehow hard to learn english for french people, especially pronunciation.
I used to play WoW with few of them and only one was willing to use teamspeak and it was somehow hard to understand him from time to time.
same goes to hungarians
also people from poland are kinda arrogant, they usually refuse to communicate with anyone
Haha, I haven't been around that much, so that narrows stuff down a bit.
Munich is always great and worth paying a visit, Cologne and Berlin too, though I'm not a fan of Berlin, too much hipsters and jerks there.
Other than that, Black Forest is nice, if you go there you can also drop by the Europa-Park, they got some nice things there.
I hate snow, only fun as a kid, but once you have to keep your driveway clear of it, you slowly start hating it.
Hm, I always wanted to visit England but I don't even know where I should go, despite London.
When will you pay back for your debts?
It's kinda ironic that countries like Germany actually make profit from the situation. They (able to lend money with low interest from various sources) lend money with ridiculously high interest to Greece and other countries and in the long term gain much more money than they gave away, making the whole crisis just worse.
>mfw I'm german
>mwf everyone is like "topkek nobody will notice"
Well, i wasnt speaking about expressing yourself freely, but mostly bad and rude manners, like yelling at you in russian to tell you to hurry up, asking for your ticket with a "TICKET ! TICKET" without a "please", stuff like that.
Shitty personnel, srsly, those are barely able to communicate via basic english, and that's a problem everywhere here. I saw a cashier at BK, who couldn't even take an order from some foreign guy, and he just wanted to buy a whopper and some fries.
bad english is general problem in eastern europe. it is not more than 25 years since fall of communism, back then if you knew how to speak english you were pretty much flagged as collaborator, spy or just enemy of regime.
>my friend got job in airport security out of 40 candidates because he can speak english if needed.
>at our university canteen it is not rare to see helpless foreign students trying to explain which food they want.
>bartenders usually got no clue as well, foreigners have to just point at menu to let them know what they want
those are just some examples. you do not want to have an accident that requires you to interact with local police I tell you that. it will take them whole day to find someone who is able to speak with you.
I don't think you see Austrian threads actually frequently, even German threads are pretty random.
We had some the last days because some actually tried to meet up (and succeeded)
So how's it hanging?
>tfw it's cold as fuck
>tfw almost slipped on the ice last night
At least the nights are clear enough for stargazing
Why it's so hard to learn your phonetics? Grammar is easy as fuck, but I just can't distinguish sounds properly.
Squat magic, and help from bystanders.
You're a goddamn idiot. I hate uninformed leftists like you who fall for the "Germany profits" meme.
>Germany gives Greece 10 billion, gets 20 million back through high-interest lending, loses the rest
>wow Germany profits
Not to mention all the other shit that is going on like Italy literally printing euros in their basement.
24, british. Visit Sweden often, and travel around the UK a lot. Poland is next on my list.
add me, but no funny business
Yeah it's me ! :)
And as i said, im totally up to go back there in the end of march, if you join me i could present you my friends !
Just let me know if you're interested, im sure it would be fun ^^
Depends really, for me it's pretty good at least, there's definitely plenty of issues but that's true for any country. I'm not a good person to ask tho considering how little I actually go outside.
Ah neat, I'm new to soc so I have no idea. Oh damn I didn't even notice the quad there :D
A random stranger on the street or when waiting for the bus or whatever? Then yes, it's not very "normal" to just casually start a conversation unless you need something specific.
I'd say that the setting matters a lot, for example if you are in a bar/pub or at a party then people will definitely be sociable overall.
There are always exceptions everywhere, but there's definitely a pattern of "personal space" people like to have. But I wouldn't say we aren't friendly, though it's probably different then many other countries a lot of the time.
My friends just told me that if you smile to them, they look at you like it's weird and don't return back the smile, stuff like this...
For now, the only swedish people i met were nice, and a girl was ultra slutty, like, maxi slut
Probably true if you were to do that to someone you're just passing on the street or whatever. They'd probably start wondering if you're drunk or something :P
Though once you get to know someone that's of course not the case any more, it's mostly just situations where you're bumping into strangers in a public place where the whole coldness is common.
Well, ok, i just thought it's a bit unusual, in my country if you smile at someone, they'll probably smile you back, unless they're very busy.
Any experience with french people btw ?
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Indeed, it's a good thing people like different things 'cus the world would be incredibly boring otherwise that's for sure.
Traveling is definitely something that's very popular, most people seem to enjoy it so I'm the odd one here that's for sure. That and I also HATE heat. So many travel from here to somewhere warm, to me that just sounds awful!
I've visited France twice
Stayed in Paris and thought eveyrbody was nice, dunno where all the stereotypes come from
I remember people randomly talking to me (once when we were reading a sign an old man approached us to explain us something about the place and another time it was a woman that heard me and my father talking, but things like that happened more times).
Well, where are you from ? Some foreigners have more success than others, like americans...!
And Parisians are definitly not nice, but i'm glad that you enjoyed your staying in our country :)
small eu group
Its not that i dont like snow, if it would stay on the ground for longer than 15 seconds it would be really beautiful. But here it just falls, melts makes everything wet and colder. l:
I need to do a lot outside so after about 30 min my gloves are already soaked and cold.
There are usually a lot of french tourists where I live, excluding the fact that france wants to steal the Mont Blanc from us, french people are alright. Unlike the swiss, which are shit desu.
20/m/Norway, reporting in
I'm also a dirty jew.
Im up for anything. Ask me shit.
Half of the places in western africa probably have french names but it doesn't means they're all in france either!
>Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenian, Kazakh
Duisburg. Gleich aufs Metal Hat, kostenloses Konzert in ner Kneipe mit drei Bands.