Throughout the course of the work week, I hear my colleagues say “Danke dir” (literally, I thank you, minus the ‘ich’). Today, after one week of being there, I finally asked “Why do you call everyone ‘dear’?” Slight laughter followed and then an explanation there are three different words for “you” and dir is one of them.
Which reminds me – today makes 2 weeks in Germany! I still haven’t ventured outside of Bavaria and we are splitting our time between Erlangen, Nuremberg and Wurzburg. Wurzburg remains my favorite city in Germany (so far – I have a lot of exploring to do!) Where would you like to see me visit?
Leave a comment and let me know.