-Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)82,000,000 inh.
Berlin (3.3 millions)
-languages spoken: german, frisian, sorbian
-religions: evangelic (42%), catholic (35%), muslim (5%), and others
americans usually mistake germans (inh. of germany)for car constructors wearing leather shorts. In fact, leather shorts are not at all popular in most parts of the country and car construction is not part of the general education plan. Only few folks in Bavaria (state in the country's deep south, capital Munich) still wear leather shorts, but mostly as an attraction for American and Japanese tourists. Wearing leather shorts in northern cites like Hamburg, you may find yourself beaten up or at least laughed at, so beware! Germany is also well known for beer ("Beck's" from Bremen in the very north, "Löwenbräu" from Munich, "Holsten" from Hamburg...) great authors and soccer. (Fussball).
"you know it's football when the game lasts 90 minutes and the winner is germany" (peter shilton, english goalie)
to hamburg something is to create sculptures out of meat.
"she hamburged the calf so it appeared pretty dainty to me"
"he perfectly hamburged this hamburger"