Denglish 7: A Long Distance Relationship Between A German Woman and An American Man

In the beginning, my wife and I spent many months apart, conducting a long distance relationship between Germany and the United States. We talked on the phone, sent letters and packages in the mail, used email, text messages, Skype and all manner of online chat programs. Still, the distance was hard; a fact my wife pointed out often:

THE WIFE: “We do these months apart and then we come visit us.”

THE WIFE: “I feel like I am high on drugs with missing you!”

THE WIFE: “You know, sweetheart, long distance sucks it up.”

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2 thoughts

  1. My German wife’s English language skills were far more advanced. It did take about a year to understand the American expressions I used. Rarely, does she use German expressions in English. Sometimes.


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