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French people don't tolerate any France slander except if you're french yourself. It's a "No one can bully my sibling but me" kind of patriotism
with germans its not too unsimilar tbh, I hate germany but get irrationally mad at others talking shit about it
Untrue ! You're welcome to criticize everything about our country, please just specify that you're in Paris when you do so, most of the complaints usually are about Paris anyway. We're just tired of being associated with parisians. Would you go to New York, find a new Yorker rude and then go on the internet and tell everyone that AMERICANS are rude ? NO!You can trash talk our train system and our poor english as much as you like though, we do it ourselves.😂
@Valej While I completely agree with you about Paris being something of its own, when it comes to foreign criticism about the rest of France I do tend to be a bit defensive I'll admit, although I trash talk my city all the time xD
Same with asian countries lol asians r very patriotic
Yes!!! And whenever someone says “German is so hard” to a German person they’re like “YES! YOU ARE CORRECT!” They love being humbled I swear.
That's because we can barely speak that language ourselves 😭 I haven't heard of a single native German who advised someone foreign to learn the language, and I've been to two language exchanges. I'm just glad it's my mother tongue, because I know dann well I wouldn't want to learn it
@hot damn!Well I’m American and I’m quite proud of the 3 German words I know lol 😌
"Deutsche Sprache schwere Sprache"
I’ve been learning for like a year and I still don’t really know what I’m doing lol. (Learning German)
In America it's 50/50 you get "patriots" who will immediately tell you to "go back to your own country if you hate it here so much" or you get the "new age" American who's like "yeah, everything sucks here, y'know we drive to the ER instead of getting an ambulance because its too expensive"
Well, the second part is a kinda strong reason to not like your country you know
@Bartosz Rodziewicz I agree, I'm also not fond of not having healthcare or jobs that have time off.
Most people are the new age Americans at this point.I’m a mix of both. I know that a lot of people can’t get health care here since it’s so expensive, and I do feel like that’s really messed up. But at the same time America has allowed my parents to raise me and my sister in a safe environment, and in so many other countries I would have been killed for the simplest things like being a Hindu or exploring my gender identity. So I’m proud to be an American, but also not exactly proud of some of the shit that the US has done and is known for.
@Shiva.BAmericans aren't likely to ever get free healthcare or reduced healthcare cost tho. One thing that I've learned while living here is that people HATE TAXES. A free healthcare is sustained by higher taxes, that won't fly in the states
@ARIANAthey also won't stand for less of the tax being allotted to the military, which really annoys me
As a New Zealander, WE can make fun of ourselves, but NOBODY is allowed to make fun of us. Except Australia, because we love to make fun of them back. That's our big bro.
As a French, we have this exception too with Belgians. They can make fun of us publicly because we know we are going to roast them back 😂
absolutely, we love our kiwi mates x ☺️
I took a business trip from our Australian office to our Auckland office once. A bloke in the Auckland office pulled out a newspaper with 2 pages of jokes about Australia. He'd saved it for months just to show me! 😅
Agreed bro, if I hear anyone making fun of New Zealand i immediately start writing essays in their defence 😭 no one is allowed to make fun of New Zealand but us 🇦🇺 and no one is allowed to make fun of us but New Zealand. “You cant bully my brother that’s my job”
HeHe "Fush un Chups"
It shows that they are realistic & don't boost fake pride. Also I hope they appreciate the good stuff too.
You mean the Pfand System right...?Or ... Okay - you have to mean the Pfand System.
being super pessimistic doesnt make you a realist! it just makes you a pessimist lol. theres ALWAYS room for critique but acknowledging strengths and things done properly is also important for progress! i too hope they can appreciate the good :)
We don't necessarily praise you for complaining, we probably join in with our complaints 😂The one truly German hobby apart from spying on neighbours and checking if said neighbour sorted their garbage correctly is complaining
And again: talking germans bad 😂
😂😂😂 so true.
Well personally I spent some time with some German friends and the next time I saw them they asked “is there anything you like about Germany?”
Canadians tend to love making fun of ourselves until it’s in a negative comparison to the United States lol 😂
I recognized this in Canada that literally everyone was complaining. I was like HUH
Hope you’re doing okay up there neighbor! It’s hazy and smoky af down here.
I mean comparing ourselves to the us is a pretty low bar
Aww. You're our adorable kid brother. I think that describes the good and the bad of both of us.
I live in America.It’s more of a “everyone bullies us, but we get it” situation. 😂
Sooooo true my German friend agrees with me every time I complain about Germany and she complains about her country herself 😂
That's why "Kann man nicht meckern." is such a huge compliment! It means despite trying, you can't find a thing to complain about, which is the biggest compliment one can get.
I never realised that! Well done!
In case you're learning German - you could also say "man kann sich nicht beschweren", which means that you think thre is nothing to complain about from your perspective.
Ned gschimpft is globt gnuag.
@GscheitGschmeidig aber das ist ein bisschen anders, dachte ich? I thought schimpfen is kind of more telling someone off, than complaining?
@Ya Girl genau!! LOL! I will never keep a straight face again, when I hear these phrases...!
In Australia, no one is allowed to make fun of us except for New Zealand because our countries do secretly love each other lol
Thats funny, a new Zealander just said this lolI think their name was Korv
Russians: hold my vodka.
As an Italian, you can complain about a lot of things in this country, but touch the food AND YOU SIX FEET UNDER
But why would you criticize the food, that stuff's God-tier
Sometimes for a fetish I just snap dry spaghetti and imagine infuriated Italian women watching me with rage fueled eyes barely able to hold themselves back from attacking 😏
What about pineapple on pizza? 🤣
@Tesi Vora 6 wooden boards🤌
Hmm, Italian food is delicious if you're into pizza and pasta, but if these are not your absolute favourite foods, they gets boring quickly. I like Italian food, but I ate too much of it because where I lived it was the only decent restaurant that had a delivery service, and now I'm not a big fan anymore. Imo: potatoes, quinoa >> pasta, rice. (Now I triggered not only the Italians, but also south Asians. But South Americans should love me now😂)
Germany is probably is going to be mad at how humble you’re making them sound 😂
Self deprecation is not the same as humility
I have always been told it's because of WW2 as everyone after WW2 felt so bad about what was started by their country and generations have been apologising and thinking the country sucks and it kinda just became a thing, no one knows why they think they suck, they just do. I love Germany (I live like 30 minutes from Germany and it's one of my favourite places to visit) and I don't understand why Germans don't see how beautifully and amazingly their country blossoms.
That… actually makes a lot of sense
Exactly this! My great grandmother moved to the US as a child before WW1. German was even my grandmothers first language. I've found it very interesting to see the cultural differences then vs now. It's really sad. Modern Germans have such a hard time seeing the good in their culture and in their history compared to pre war immigrants. There's a book called belonging, about a German woman's journey in embracing her cultural heritage. It's really good, and really helped me understand more
I have a German friend who told me in German schools a whole lot of the historical curriculum is about hammering in the horrific magnitude of the actions committed during WW2 and the Holocaust. That probably makes pride in their country an idea that is uncomfortable at best.
Very uncomfortable! (Signed by a German)
Yes that's very true though, 3 years of school in Germany and WW2 was running theme in all 3 of those years
That’s amazing. Wish all countries had carriculums like that. God knows a lot of them could use it.
The tragedy of the Holocaust spans farther than anyone could have predicted. Who would have guessed an entire nation would end up with low self-esteem?
Need my American brethren to get this level of self aware 😂
We Americans could use some of that humility.
As a German I once kind of insulted a Japanese friend by telling her that no, actually Germany is really bad, when she was trying to compliment Germany for something. We‘re just kind of hardwired that way.
not me. very proud of our germanic brothers, germany swiss and austrain brothers. and no, I'm not a n@zi, I'm just proud of our culture
Well you shouldnt be lol. That mentality would only stop people taking care of the country
Yeah I joke around about how My country Germany is bad to lol
Must be that ww2 guilt
The voice when she said “yeah, we suck!” was cute
As a German, I think that this is a serious problem in our country and it has to change. People mistake patriotism with right-wing nationalism and it's bad.
Well, that was the weakness Hitler exploited to gain power 😅
One cannot improve if one does not see/complain about the bad things! We just want to be even better. XD
Comlaining is a Volkssport in Germany 😁 I told my ex he has to complain more if he wants to get German citizenship. In the worst case you can also always complain about DB
It's not complaining to improve. It's a way of communication. We (Europeans), expect that if we complain, a foreigner will say "oh no, it's not so bad, in my country it's much worse!". If you just confirm the complaint and say "yes, your country really sucks" the Europeans will be very dissapointed.:)
@Marc Denoire I'm not against some people saying Germany really sucks. And you dont always have to complain to get improvment. It's sometimes nice to have a good bitching and whining and complaining about something to get frustration out of your system. Even if you take some accumulated smaller frustrations from other things to bitch about something else. The small frustrations from work can be funnelled into complaining about the amount of roadworks in your city, for example
As a Nigerian we don't tolerate compliments but slander 😢
Every German says "why are you here? You could be in the sunshine! You chose wrong"
In Belgium too haha, if someone comes for a casual holiday here we all just stare at them "???"
Very true!!!!!"Where are you from? When are you going back?"This irritated me so much that I started answering "Ja, it's much better there, you are right. I am exclusively here because it's better for me financially."But nowadays it doesn't bother me at all!!!And of course, I don't hear that so much.....
Okay but as an Oregonian I say the same thing😂 you could have gone anywhere.
As a Dane, I never really spoke highly about my country, and was always confused when people said it was great. I ended up being best friends with an American and I definitely see how much better we have it
Italians:hold my pizza
"yyyeeAAHHHHH wE'Re SUCK" was adorable lmaoEdit: lol over 2k likes and no one commented, I love you people
ok lemme change that 😂
Or bots. Almost the ssme st this point lol ;)
They have to say they suck because of uh, past events….. even though it’s not their fault. It’s like Americans with slavery.
In the US, we're definitely going through some things at the moment and not at our best, but I'm pretty happy to realize that I could also be coming upon random strangers peeing in the street, which I'm not. Suddenly a bit happier. 😂
I love my german country 🥰
My relatives are from Germany and they carry shame in their hearts so deeply about the past. It’s carried forward even to today.
Thank you. I was trying to find a way to sumarize it. I am German and I think for many people this applies
I think the world judges them enough for the past and they do what they can to atone for it. In the U.S. we still got Nazi's walking around like its nothing (thats shameful). Germany is a beautiful country, with seemingly lovely people, and i reapect the heck out of them😊 Plus beer!!😂
my friend is the same way, he says his people still carry an immense guilt, and i hope one day they see that they aren’t responsible for atoning for the sins of their ancestors
@Infinity Plus1 I don't think young Germans such as myself should feel guilty for the past, but I also think that it's our responsiblity to not let something like it happen ever again.
Argentinian here, and we often sound like we hate our country and like it's shit but then we're the most patriotic people ever
Hi there !I have a high respect with German people ,we have a lot of german guest in our boutique hotel in Srilanka .So i had a chance to know them most kf the time ,simple,humble, very appreciative people ! I hope you guys visit srilanka and come to our place in Dambulla Srilanka . Athena Lake boutique hotel ❤
So true! Every time I tell Germans people I love Germany, they look at me totaly amazed and only after a long series of compliments and encouragements do I manage to draw out them some timid appreciations of something about their country, and usually is like, "Free college education is great!" "Oh, yeah I guess that's not so bad" 😂 Germans are great
Their walls, compliment their sturdy walls
Yeah, because of the 2. Worldwar. We have a very bad self-image. To be proud for our country feels very strange sometimes for us. You don't find many countryflags in public except it's football time. In school we learn much about the world war so we grown up with the mindset that we have done teribble things to others country's and to the Jews.We want to make clear that this doesn't happen again so we watch Movies about this time in school and visit holocaust places so that we are rememberd and make sure that everybody and every children knows about that. So for us to say "we are a good country" doesn't fell right for us.
@C. H. i didnt know about this side. i understand.
I agree on most of your videos, but here I have had different experiences. Mostly they tell you to go back where you came from if you don’t like it😅
Well I mean… as someone from Berlin, everyone definitely pees in public 😂
So true ; honestly I really respect Germans in that way. They wear their heart and thoughts on their sleeve
It can get a little obnoxious, though.
I guess when you're the "villain" in WW1 and WW2, people won't be very patriotic
I mean they did do a really bad thing, I get how maybe you’d want to be humble about your free college or whatever.
@Brendan Have to remember that „they“ was first and foremost a single guy who wasn‘t even german
Omg you just describing me better than myself with your videos-
As an American, most of the people I've met will agree with insults to our country and even slander our own country. We've given up.
Don't forget the Dutch. We are masters in conplaining
@Ryuu there is always something that can be improved. Thank you for pointing out my weak points
very random but i love the dutch word kanker it makes me laugh so hard but i forgot what it meant and everyday i thank the dutch for having the word
@Cakeboy RiP 😂
Thank you so much for recognizing that! ❤
Filipinos really need to take notes from Germany
In Poland we are the same as Germans but when someone is rude we protect it like French people😅
I'm Polish and there's nothing to protect 😂
@Roni dm But still Polish are very pleased if they hear from a foreigner that Poland is a great place.
@Roni dm Oh yeah? Have you ever lived abroad? Try getting some perspective first.
Exactly the same here in England
Guilt is a powerful thing.
I'm from USA and Germany is so clean and pleasant compared to us.
On a more serious note, as a German you can’t really say that you like/love your country without having a weird feeling because of our past (NS-regime etc) so maybe that’s why French people(with France being said to be very patriotic) tend to praise their country more. Or us Germans are just humble af idk
personally think germans usually are just more region-proud, ie. bavarians and their beloved bayern, the love hate between saarland and rlp, the 'berlin ist wunderbar/arm aber sexy/etc.'mindset etc. 😅you would only single out germany as a whole towards non-germans and in that context yes no one wants to appear racist by complimenting it too much except for the landscapes maybeand there are different standards ( yes free health care is great but try getting an appointment on time, yes we have free education but not enough teachers blabla)
@XX it is also probably that we don’t compare us with other countries. Like the appointment problem is much worse in any other country, free health care or not… even in the USA you have to pay a fortune and wait for the appointment longer than in Germany… We complain on a high level…
As I always said: Armes Deutschland...I mean it really! Ganz ehrlich!NS-regime was almost 90 years ago now ... Germany should be more proud of themselves and should stand more for theirs own rights in THEIR country!No drama: I'm a asian living in Germany for 20 years now.
@N. Masonthe other way to look at that is as being ONLY 90 years ago, there are around 147,000 Holocaust survivors still alive. WW2 is still very much in living memory, so its makes sense that Germany/Germans would try to avoid being associated with THAT regime. (And as a consequence would avoid expressing nationalism/patriotism, although the extent to which it is a conscious decision is an individual matter. It could be as automatic as most Americans trying to avoid appearing racist, something that is also a result of historical events still within living memory.)
I’ve never through of seeing my country as a patriotic one (more like a chaotic one) but that’s maybe the reason.I like your view into this
As an American most younger people openly roast this hell place
I always interpreted that as internalised guilt from WW2.
We Chinese just don’t give compliment and are taught not to accept compliments. It’s “No I still have much to learn” or “IS THAT SERIOUSLY ALL YOU CAN DO?” Type of vibe.Whacking with a shoe is also quite common. Quite lovely. 😅
So that is why I always liked my Chinese co workers!
Wow it's the same situation in Iran too like every time someone says something nice about another they would be like no you're so much better than me I should learn a lot from you
Not really Chinese do accept compliments but don’t give compliments. I know that because I’m Chinese too
There's a part in Everything, Everywhere, All At Once where the MC sends her adult daughter off with, "You've gotten fat. Make sure you eat more vegetables" 😃❤
I have German ancestors and this explains so much about how I act. People make fun of me and like downgrade me and I get excited about it
Would you please explain what you mean by you get “excited” about it?
When my German roommate lived here (US) for a year, I had to stop her a few times from complaining about US things in public because we were getting some very angry looks
As Jan Böhmermann said "We are proud of not being proud"
We germans love complaining just soooo much
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I’m assuming the bathroom in public is because people don’t want to have to pay to go to the bathroom
I think most Europeans will complain about their own country but will not let anyone else do it.
I had a few Finnish teens tell me Reykjavík was better than Helsinki. My reaction? "What are you talking about? Helsinki is way better than this crap excuse for a city!" :o Overall though, I think Iceland fits in with that comment quite nicely.
Apart from the French and Italians.
@Nadine RickNo, as an Italian I assure you we are the best at complaining and criticising our own country, it's our national sport and the standard topic for smalltalk. But the moment a foreigner does it, we get all defensive and proud.Well, except for food, we do know our food is the best 🤭
@Nadine Rick as a french, we complain about EVERYTHING unless a complete stranger from another country does 🤣 See how many strikes we do? 👀
As a Taiwanese myself (it is a small island next to China ), I like Germany the most in Europe, even though I have a French lover. The German, they really behave like us lol.
Your videos just convince me to move to Germany because a lot of the social customs you talk about we do them in the Midwestern area of the US
Americans come in two varieties:1 - “Yeah America kinda sucks I’m ashamed to even be from here”2 - “DON’T. EVER. DISRESPECT THE FLAG! LAND OF THE FREE BABYY! USA! USA! U-“
Basically one group who got out of the cave from Plato’s Cave Allegory and one who never did
Sometimes they're the same person.
I’m not ashamed to be from the USA. I know we have a lot of work to do. Regardless I love living here.
@manderly Congratz on beeing priviledged heh
We’re not great at nuance 😂
Danke for making this video! As a German part of a German family, they do this a lot
“The germans are the only people who praise you for complaining about their country”*Americans have entered the chat.*
This is exactly how I react whenever someone complements me 😅. You want to say something nice about me? Have you not actually been paying attention?
Girl, you are awesome! Start nodding and smiling when being given a compliment..If anything, it will at least make the other person feel good.
Maybe you should pay more attention to how awesome you are if others notice it.
Way too relatable!😂
But it kind off gives of a mean vibe when people do that yk. Or like attention hungry vibes.There’s this girl in my class and she’s always like “ew nOoo I’m SooOo uGly” and then everyone like “oh no, you’re really pretty!!” And then she’s like “nooOo you’re just saying that. I’m actually really ugLyyy” One day she started with this crap again and she expected me to compliment her but I just said “Yeah you’re ugly, really happy with the fact that you’re self aware and accept it. Maybe stop with the whining though” And then she got offended.
Aw... Say thank you when someone gives you a compliment! It's a gift from them and your "thank you" is a gift in return. If you have a hard time actually BELIEVING the compliment, you could say, "Thank you. I appreciate that." Or, "Thank you. That's nice of you to say." Because, even if you don't BELIEVE the compliment, it was nice of them to give it to you. 😊We are all terribly flawed, but, in most cases, our good outweighs our bad!
That's so sad. I hope they can grow a bit of healthy pride in their own country again.
This is like New Yorkers when people outside of NYC give it shit
I really admire the ones who recognize the flaws of their countries. It tells a lot about their integrity. You have to be really honest to recognize the flaws.
But don't let outsiders humiliate your country that's not a good trait
@Saloniidk chica, its hard to defend my country,. in person or online😂 Im always too busy defending anyone with potential mental health issues, with disabilities(like me) & alllll the other seriously oppressed people FROM my damn country & like half of its population 😭 #USA
As a Czech, my people complain all the time, but when someone says something bad about Czechia, we are ready to defend our country. It can be crap sometimes, but it's our crap and you can't insult it.
Germans have to be the most realistic people in the world.
I live in The Netherlands and tbh I do believe there's a lingering trauma in younger generations from both WW 1 and 2. People expect that lingering trauma to present itself as hatred and discrimination. And while that's true for a smaller group of people, I think it's more common for most people to feel a sense of "we know this happened and must improve- we must do better" and has manifested itself in activism and lowkey a bit of perfectionism. Which has its own problems, of course.
I mean... Germany feels... like that-
They are just to kind to take it
Not just the Germans, the Irish can’t take a compliment either.
But if the British criticise Ireland there'll be hell to pay!
@Sebastian Anders Or a French talking about Spain 💀
@Sebastian Anders colonial effect on Irish like Indians I guess, Even when we love certain British thing we don’t express it 😂
Get in line, its a cold climate thing. We all suck and we all hate it all bc it sucks and it cold, and all the hate, cold weather and it all suck suckidy suck suck,weather ,rain,suck,cold hate hating sucky cold weather
As a Polish i feel Germany, WE DO THE SAME
Truly an Oppenheimer moment
you've never talked to a Russian person 😂 they'll complain about their government and country and the second you say something they will start being so patriotic
It’s because many Russians are still raised in the the same style the Nazis or the Soviets were raised. Love of the country & the leaders above all else. The only difference is they know their whole system is fundamentally broken and hence complain a lot.
loool Spaniards too
Me growing up normallyHappy tree friends:
I feel like most Germans silently agree that it's better here than anywhere else, but still it's far from perfect and you just don't take complaining out of us. It's something that happens at every family gathering or when friends meet up or just in general: There will always be something upsetting about this country and it will be talked about!
Malaysians love compliments but we are shy to admit it and we tend to shy away when someone compliments too much or overdo it. We don't know how to take compliments elegantly.😂😂😂
Compliments about your country feel very different from those about yourself. It's weird when people compliment my country but act like it's me they're talking about... All I can say is "well I guess I'm lucky that our trains run on time?"I know it's not that deep, but I don't have much to do with how my fellow citizens are or how our systems work 😂A drop in the ocean isn't responsible for qualities of the ocean as a whole, ya feel?
Well, I love Malaysia.
Malu malu kucing 😂 (shy like a cat)
I got a rating question under your comment and just FYI, I gave you 5 stars😂🏼🙌🏼
America is the little sibling/cousin that gets away w anything and has the biggest ego bc of it lol
As an American, if you want to make fun of us, don’t worry, we do it too! You might be laughing at us, but we are laughing ten times harder
I honestly love that. It takes a lot of humility to accept and not deny reality.
It depends. There's definitely a fine line here. But since I haven't interacted with Germans much, I don't have an opinion.
might take some world wars too
But its not acceoting reality if it's not true. Its pretending in order to not look like a bad person by twling the truth.Individuals do this too.
It depends who’s criticizing, if it’s France we’ll defend our pride
As an American, I highly encourage America slander. Not everybody does, but I appreciate the people who do because America sucks.
People who can admit their flaws are good people. Recognizing your problems and admonishing them is how you raise the standards and get better results.
Ofc but looking down on yourself is something else. You're setting up something bad in the future
But looking down on people or country who don't fit into those standards is really bad
As a Bulgarian, I can say that in Bulgaria a lot of people like when a foreigner talks bad about our country. But I think this is changing
That's the same in Italy 😂 we always complain about our country and its culture but when a foreigner dare to criticise us for the same reasons we get mad 😂Anyway, Germany is beautiful and I hope to go there someday
I recently met some Germans that were visiting my country and us mexicans were talking about some bad stuff about our country but then we ended by saying but anyways Mexico has really beautiful places and the food is just the best, we then asked them if they think or talk about Germany like that too? And one of them quickly answered nah we just talk shit about our country, it's rare to find a German who would talk proudly of their country like you guys did with yours and I'm aware of the reason but i still find it a bit sad
They were proud twice in history
i really don't like the idea of taking a compliment for something i didn't do. i was born in germany. but that doesn't mean i contributed to brewing beer or baking bread or building cars or whatever people are proud of when they think about germany.
What is often forgotten to mention is that when it's about region or city we are very different. We still often talk shit, but in a much more friendly way and more importantly we usually have good things to sayHonestly pull up a map of the holy Roman empire and you'll see where current patriotism in Germany roughly lies. Except in the Ruhrpott, that was organized very differently back then but is now a region people are proud of
@max Maybe you are right but you Germans actually almost all the Europe should proud of protecting the human rights better than many of the countries in the world. (From my perspective)
As a Turkish person , we make fun of ourselves so much. But if a different nationality makes fun of us, our wild mode is turned on.😂LMOA
We Italians complain of our country, but when we are abroad we complain of the country we are in for not having what we have at home 😂
As a French person, I just want to restablish (?) the truth: Paris IS A WHOLE WORLD different than France 😭
As another french person, i second this 😭
But Paris is also like 20% of France’s population-
@Ah Lee Nah So non Parisians are 80% of french populationCQFD
Y’a toujours un provincial pour la ramener avec ce genre de remarque. Que vous le vouliez ou non, on est aussi français. Arrêtez avec votre mépris, et surtout remettez vous en question. Parce que c’est un peu facile de toujours rediriger vers Paris les critiques qui visent les français, alors que la majorité des parisiens viennent justement de province 😂
@NathanM Le mépris est mutuel j'ai l'impression, le terme "province" fait vraiment terrain conquit je trouve. Genre y a Paris et *sa province*
Polish people: *start to sweat*
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Sounds like Germans are realists. I like it 👍
At least with most people here you know exactly what you are getting into
No, it is British style self-depreciation. Both fake and really annoying.
@J.M. Olsen we just like to constantly complain. "Nörgeln". All fucking day long. Lol
@J.M. Olsen it's not self-deprecation. We complain about our country not about our selfs.
@J.M. Olsen british?.. lmao they prob act like that bc of the world wars
Danes also tend to downplay compliments a lot. Since we believe a lot in equality, we don't like to talk about some being better than others, when it's not neccessary. Fx: "oh it's a nice house you've got here" "yeah, but i was just lucky to get it cheap", and stuff like that.
Germany is one of the countries that had to face a very heavy past history and they learned to not idealise their country or culture. It is one of the things that led to Germans being so self aware and ready to make the necessary changes for the greater good.
That means they're AWARE: self aware and society aware, which makes them good😊
We aren't self aware. We hate ourselves.
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They always feel the need to be apologizing for the Wars
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As a german, i can confirm, we love insulting our country
As a Brazilian, only we can talk shit about our country, and we do this a lot! But whenever other people from different countries do, we united to defend it 😂
😂😂 meanwhile, in South Africa we're cheerful so ofc we love compliments about our home, and will even start telling you about more things just to really ride the compliment train... all aboard! ❤
Same in PH 😂 we do love compliments about our country too
Same Pinch I am Indian and we do the same thing
See, this thing happened a while ago that we still feel pretty self conscious about 💀