Being Asian In Germany And What To Expect | Get Germanized

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Being Asian In Germany And What To Expect | Get Germanized


“What is it like to be Asian in Germany? Is it safe to live there? Are you welcome?”. I’ve been asked these questions and others regarding being Asian in Germany lots of times and in this video I’m trying to answer some of them! We’ll also have a look at common stereotypes and talk about what Asians might find annoying when coming to Germany.

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24 thoughts on “Being Asian In Germany And What To Expect | Get Germanized

    Bella p said:
    March 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    that student part.. yeah uh huh right.. (indonesian girl in berlin here! heei)

    chelesa joseph said:
    March 4, 2017 at 11:55 am

    yes, we have rice all the time.

    Rammer Jammer said:
    March 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I am from an Asian country but more Hispanic [mostly Mexican] culturally. Our dishes use a lot of tomato sauce. We like fiestas and family reunions. We eat rice but also big bread eaters. When I was living in Thailand and my Thai friends were wondering why I always had bread at home. Always, and different kinds at that.

    Rammer Jammer said:
    March 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Reading from the comments, I notice that some Asians living in western countries get offended or dont like it if they’re asked where they’re originally from. If you look different from the majority of population, that should be expected. Just say I am born here, my grandparents or parents are originally from.. then move on. I dont see any reason why we should be offended by so many petty things. I am Asian and I ask people a lot where they are from. I have interests in geography, culture and languages so I am always excited to hear about other people’s country and culture. Of course stereotyping can be annoying sometimes that is why some people want to know where exactly are you from so they would know what your culture might be like.

    Palina Bastakoti said:
    March 5, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Rice!!!lol😂😂true.

    Omega Point said:
    March 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Hey man,thanks a lot.I find your vidoes useful.

    Tom Huynh said:
    March 9, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I lived in Germany during the late 80s when it was still split. I am Asian but an American citizen. I was in the US Army patrolling the Czech-West German border. German people are generally OK to me and I have many best friends over there who I still keep in touch with to this day and I can also speak some German. I did, however, received many derogatory comments from people, especially German women. I’ve been called “schlitzauge” (slit eyes), or “Wer ist diese Chinisch?” I’m Vietnamese and more so, an American. I also get this everywhere in Europe except France, “How can you be American, your face is so Chinese?” This is mostly recent. I said, “Well, our President have a half African face, I wonder how American is he?” Also, in 1987, I was beaten up by some skinheads and was hospitalized for 2 days and it took me almost one month to be able to walk on my own again. So Deutschland is both good and bad but I guess since I was an American soldier who tried to prevent the DDR from coming over, I guess I deserved the bad treatments (I was being sarcastic). Oh, and I love the greasy German speise mit fleisch.

    Lamho LMP said:
    March 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

    As a Vietnamese American, I am very Americanized so I will give a different perspective than a traditional Vietnamese person. Vietnam is still a third world poor country since the Vietnam war. France owned Vietnam for awhile which adopted the Vietnamese written alphabet which is similar to English, but with dialects with which to sound different than English when you speak The language. Vietnam under French rule also has influences on food such as Vietnamese crepes and bread. There’s more history but I’ll leave it at that for someone else to fill in this better than I can. 
    I am American born, so I am fully involved with the American culture like anyone else. I still eat rice often and still celebrate lunar new year. I am really fortunate to live in America, but I have interest to learn German language. I think part of my interest is that I have a friend who I once knew as a foreign exchange student in high school back in 2002. We didn’t connect since he went back to Hamburg, his hometown. I like how upfront and honest how you guys speak while speaking German. Had I had the chance to find my friend again, I’d stay connected with this guy. But, I figured I learn the language that I am interested in and one day go to Germany speaking fluent German and give quite a few a dose of impression :).
    Lam

    B ADAHRII said:
    March 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I am from north eastIndia with a Chinese descent. I like German food particularly Roasted meat.

    Summaiya Amir said:
    March 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    It won’t be a problem. They can’nt be as rude as Punjabi people. We nail in every argument.

    Anno Mundi said:
    March 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Versteckter Rassismus und ein kaltes Verhalten von Buerger und sehr zuruekhaltende Nation…es ist nicht mein lieblingsland i EU

    Charles van Dijk said:
    March 19, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Look what they have in common. Filipinos love pork and if you need to yes they charge for the toilet-paper.

    Tyrone CatKiller Kang said:
    March 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

    only an Asian fool would live in Germany or any fucking country in Europe. you must have a death wish.

    Adventure Guy said:
    March 21, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Yay! Germans like me!!!

    Sanctriell said:
    March 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I am born and raised in germany being as asian. They still ask me if I eat dogs…. I understand the curiosity and such..But after few times please take hint and stop making fun of me.

    chromerhodium said:
    March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Meat!!?? Germany, Here we come!!!!!!

    Toro Keng said:
    March 23, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Ich bin Chinesisch, komme aus Malaysia. Everything you said is so so true.
    And, we don’t like to be assumed that we are China’s Chinese. due to their bad behaviour of being a tourist.
    Majority of Asians country which have lots of Chinese hates those Chinese from China.
    Chinese are not only from China. our ancestors ancestors were, but not us. We are not born in China but we still called ourselves as Chinese. But we emphasised that we are Malaysian Chinese.

    nunitcha gucci said:
    March 31, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Love the video! Very honest, straight forward and funny!!! <3

    Huang Xi said:
    March 31, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I think tipping is not that common as in US. But in China, tips is unusual. People would think waiters earn salaries as other jobs.

    sayaka kim said:
    March 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Well I love Germany even though I haven’t being there but my boyfriend is german, we have being in relations for 4 years, am gonna visit Germany soon or later and maybe settle there with my boyfriend, I hear some Germans they are so rude and serious and am not surprised knowing that cause in bhutan we have such kind of people not only in bhutan or Germany every country have Those kind of people so am cool with that😜😜😜, I just like reading history of Germany though it’s not pleasant, before when I wasn’t in relation I too was so horrified of nazi and believe that there might be still living nazi but I don’t blame anyone for horrible history which is past, the most important am in Truly in love with boyfriend and lucky to have him in my life. If possible can u please say more about how german react to mix married couples.

    dakotah mcfreakout said:
    April 1, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I would like to know what it would be like to be American in Germany as I’m planning on traveling to there when I get older

    OceanBlue said:
    April 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Most stereotypes are there for a reason and that’s because most of them are true!

    Dustin Zhu said:
    April 1, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    What about Asian americans

    Cameron Ceriola said:
    April 2, 2017 at 4:40 am

    I havent been to Germany.. But i really love the country. would love to be there someday. ❤

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