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A guide to making small talk in Germany

It's often said that the Germans don't really "do" small talk. But, as Rachel Stewart finds out in this week's episode of Meet the Germans, there are still a few tricks you can use to break the ice in Germany.

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Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic – from beer to nudity to complicated grammar – and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.

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