I think everyone who comes to Germany for the first time thinks that everyone goes in national costumes and drinks beer. This is absolutely not true; these are colossal myths and stereotypes. On my project, I met very interesting and versatile people. My neighbor Thomas, himself from Germany. And he told me facts that I never knew about Germany. And specifically, what the Germans love, for me it was very interesting and useful information. Some facts shocked me, let's check: what do you know about what the Germans love.
The most common female name in Germany is Sabine, followed by Susanne and Petra. Michael leads the list of male names, followed by Thomas and Andreas. The most popular baby names are Hannah and Noah. In the "girl" category Emma took the second place, Mia comes after her, and in the category of "boy" names Ben and Paul occupy the second and third places respectively. The most common surname in Germany is Müller, followed by Schmidt, Schneider, Fischer and Meyer .
The most common geographical name in Germany is Hausen. This is the name of twelve communities, many areas and towns. The term means "home", more precisely, "permanent residence." The most common street name is Hauptstrasse, meets 7 630 times. It is followed by Dorfstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse.
The most common hotel name in Germany is Zur Post. This is followed by Krone, Zur Linde, Adler, and Deutsches Haus. The most common tree species in Germany is spruce (26% of all trees), followed by pine (23%) and beech (16%). Oak follows in fourth place (10%).The most common dog breed in Germany is the French Bulldog, followed by the Labrador and the Australian Shepherd. The most common garden birds are the House Sparrow / Sparrow, Blackbird and Great Tit. The most popular sports in Germany are running, cycling and swimming.
The Germans' favorite food in the dining room is a curry pot with french fries. In second and third place are salmon with potatoes in parsley and schnitzel with fried potatoes.The most popular vegetable in Germany is tomato, followed by carrots and onions in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.The most popular fruit in Germany is apples. Next up are bananas and table grapes.
The most popular types of ice cream in Germany are chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts, strawberries and yogurt. The most popular drink in Germany is coffee. Only then they call mineral water and beer.
When I was looking for all these facts about Germany, for example the fact about drinks, my neighbor told me. I thought it would be interesting to make a quiz for my friends from Russia and Belarus. We agreed that we will meet on Friday and I will conduct a quiz for them. If, like me, you miss your friends from home, then don’t be sad. Take the facts from my article and quiz for them. You will find out what they already know, and for one check what you learned about Germany while you go through your project!