Hi everybody or should I say
" Guten Tag " to teach a bit german habits ;).
I came to the forum almost everyday, but I was overwhelmed by a discussion about assassinations so that I couldn’t partake. Moreover, I’m very astonished about the evolution a topic called “Karelian complex” can have .
Finally I go right in the middle of talking about german customs.
I think you mean " Zum Wohlsein", it’s almost the same when anglosaxon people take glasses and say “cheers”.
We intend with “Wohlsein” that the sneezer has to recover from his sneeze, the same like cheers? I don’t know….
Now I have a question for you. What the hell is the meaning of " You’re welcome…" Everytime I enterd and left a shop or asked someone something he replied those two words - actually three. Does it mean that I’m welcome to him to talk about my diseases, pain and all other problems.
In Germany we aren’t that encouraged and that friendly towards eachother, it is more a sober way of living together. Germans use those nice phrases more economically, for example if a German says “You’re welcome, Sie sind willkommen”, he means this exactly in regard of all the consequences that the addresse can make use of.
So far so good and have a great time