😂 Just like the Germans who go to Austria and Switzerland and expect them to speak High German. I'm sure that you already know that Swiss Germans actually consider High German their first foreign language. (@yassertarhini
Even though one of the official languages of Switzerland or the official language of Austria is High German, the government writes documents in High German, but everyone at home, on the street, and in shops speak a similar language but a German who only knows High German/"school German" would find them very hard to understand and maybe the difference between the languages is similar to High German and Dutch.) Of course there are still many Germans who speak dialect, as it's known, though don't be confused with the scientific word for a dialect, but most of the young people I've met in Germany do not speak one of the many "dialects."@yassertarhini
, I think @Mrs_Angela
is saying something similar to what I was saying. You might not necessarily make many German friends without speaking German. I'm saying that it's still possible to make maybe a few German friends, if you speak English (@Mrs_Angela
is saying you should be grateful that they speak to you in English), but more importantly, there are many foreigners in Germany who you can make friends with. Don't let it dishearten you. If you want to do your Master's in Germany, you'll still make friends one way or the other. Just predominately with foreigners. Though the main reason will be because foreigners bond with each other being in a foreign land and they are also looking for new friends, compared to locals already having their own friends, so aren't interested in putting in lots of effort to make new friends because they simply don't need to.