After spending 3 months in Germany, I thought that I would have picked up some of the language but it appears that I have not. 'Please', 'thank you' and a few other random words is about as far as my vocabulary extends.
Today, it dawned on me... Dogs on the street know more German than me! I can call them in English, tell them to sit and they don't do anything. When their owners speak to them in German they know what they are saying and do what they ask.
It's a bit sad really that a dog understands more German than me. Someone can tell me to 'sit' or 'come here' in German and I wouldn't know what they are saying!!!