Communicating with German business partners can be tricky. Some of their habits may strike you as peculiar.

This etiquette guide published by the BDÜ (Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators) may come in handy in these situations … Speaking of “handy:”

GERMAN IS A VERY COMPLICATED LANGUAGE, and it gets confusing when Germans use words that sound like English but are not. For example, when Germans talk about their “handy” (as they frequently do), they are referring to their mobile phone.

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