About

Hi, I’m Andrew. I’m from England and work as a translator in Berlin. I use this blog to share my observations about German and English, the ‘two most widely spoken Germanic languages’ of the blog’s tagline.

Living here, I often think about how German phrases I encounter in everyday life would be expressed in idiomatic English.

I’m also interested in how English and German intersect: from their common Germanic roots, via the influence of German on American English, to the rise of Anglicisms in modern German.

It’s fascinating to see how German uses Anglicisms in innovative ways, especially in the age of social media. But German also has some lively internet slang of its own.

I write in English as a rule, though I may write the occasional post in German depending on the subject matter or target audience.

Finally, I run this blog as a hobby, not for business. I’m employed full time and am not looking to take on freelance work. But comments are welcome and you can contact me using the form below, or by email to johnnygermanic(at)mail.com.

Thanks for visiting.