21 phrases to help you get on in a German office

21 phrases to help you get on in a German office

Working in a German office can be a tricky business, especially if you haven't quite mastered the language. The Local is here to help with some useful phrases to impress your colleagues.

My German career: ‘Learning German should just be the side effect of a really fun activity.’

My German career: ‘Learning German should just be the side effect of a really fun activity.’

Terrified at an Aldi: The woman bringing American-style improv to Frankfurt

Terrified at an Aldi: The woman bringing American-style improv to Frankfurt

A Brit’s life as a German crime scene cleaner

A Brit’s life as a German crime scene cleaner

How Germany fell in love with the ‘company run’

How Germany fell in love with the ‘company run’

MP wants 24-hour care for late workers’ kids

MP wants 24-hour care for late workers’ kids

Jobsharing: Are two heads better than one?

Jobsharing: Are two heads better than one?

Bringing positivity to German workplaces

Bringing positivity to German workplaces

My path from India to German citizenship

My path from India to German citizenship

‘Learning German gets you closer to people’

‘Learning German gets you closer to people’

‘The predictability here can be comforting’

‘The predictability here can be comforting’

‘Rules are the best and worst part of life here’

‘Rules are the best and worst part of life here’

‘Put in the effort to know what your firm wants’

‘Put in the effort to know what your firm wants’

‘Landing a start-up job is about contacts’

‘Landing a start-up job is about contacts’

‘It’s easier to be sacked here than you think’

‘It’s easier to be sacked here than you think’

‘The work-life balance is fantastic’

‘The work-life balance is fantastic’

‘Don’t let your lack of language skills stop you’

‘Don’t let your lack of language skills stop you’

‘Starting my own firm was my best decision’

‘Starting my own firm was my best decision’

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’

‘I’ll never in my life regret coming to Germany’

‘I’ll never in my life regret coming to Germany’

‘Berlin is a great place for start-ups – get in early’

‘Berlin is a great place for start-ups – get in early’

‘Germany is a sea of opportunities’

‘Germany is a sea of opportunities’

‘We pay high taxes for our own safety’

‘We pay high taxes for our own safety’

‘Many universities teach classes in English’

‘Many universities teach classes in English’

‘Germans don’t take their work home’

‘Germans don’t take their work home’

‘Speaking German gives you an edge’

‘Speaking German gives you an edge’

‘Germany has a very good work culture’

‘Germany has a very good work culture’

‘Germany is the Mecca of the car industry’

‘Germany is the Mecca of the car industry’

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’

‘Not being German was a big plus in my case’

‘Not being German was a big plus in my case’

‘Germans care about good work-life balance’

‘Germans care about good work-life balance’

‘Don’t act German or conform to German ways’

‘Don’t act German or conform to German ways’

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’

‘Life would be difficult if I didn’t speak any German’

‘Life would be difficult if I didn’t speak any German’

‘What does it mean to be German nowadays?’: Yazidi activist on integration and refugees

‘What does it mean to be German nowadays?’: Yazidi activist on integration and refugees