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Six ways the winter is worse in Germany

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Germany is starting to feel like Narnia - and not in a good way with fauns and a magic lion. The winter has officially been going on forever. The Local List this week lays out six ways the ongoing cold could freeze up relations with Germans.

Many languages have phrases, sayings and rules of thumb concerning weather and seasons, but few can be as irritating when fighting an inside-out umbrella in the wind as April macht was er will - April does what it likes.

This cute little saying does nothing to brighten up a grumpy Tuesday which started with sunshine, creating irresistible temptation to leave the hat and scarf at home - and which then proceeded in a flash to turn to sleet.

Even keen gardeners can find it difficult to crack a smile when some smart German says Aprilschnee bringt Gras und Klee - April snow brings grass and clover. This does not compensate for having wet socks - again.

Take a look at our list of six more particularly German ways of dealing with the winter that refuses to die.

Click for The Local's grumpy list

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