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Old Mar 3, 20, 8:07 am
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highupinthesky
 
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Originally Posted by fassy View Post
I guess they just assume you all understand each other to some extend. Well... I as German do not understand Dutch! Even so, I'm from around Northwest Germany
Not just assume. Insist. I've been in multiple meetings where one or two insisted we use Scandinavian languages since we are all from Scandinavian.

Originally Posted by fassy View Post
For me, as soon as the Swedes in front of me figure out I'm not Swedish, they switch to English in an instant. And are mostly happy "Great, I can train my English with you!". Which inhibits me, to learn proper Swedish, since everybody around just wants to talk English with me...
Strangely enough. When I talk to people from Skåne, they have less issues with switching to English than people in Stockholm.
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