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Old 03-10-2010, 05:02 PM
MitzeKatze MitzeKatze is offline
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Originally Posted by Spectre of Pithecanthropus View Post
My stepdaughter has lived in Germany for several years. I haven't noticed changes in her actual accent, but have noticed German affecting her choice of vocabulary every so often. For instance, the last time she visited we had just moved to a new place, so she asked what the "house number" was. I thought she was asking about the land line number, but she meant what we call the street address--or Hausnummer in German.
It might be because I grew up in Germany, but I thought "house number" was exactly that, and use it often. I thought it was just as normal in American, odd...

The one vocabulary choice that I make that may or may not be from my time in Germany that Americans find strange is that I go to the "movie house" to see films.