A Londoner talking about his German language skills


#1

In this recording Edward Corp is sharing his experiences while learning German in Germany.


#2

“Londoner” Is it only for London citizens? I mean, can we add “er” to the end of any city name all over the world to refer to its citizens?


#3

No, it is different for every city. I live in Nashville, so I am referred to as a “Nashvillian”. Sometimes there are debates about what people from a certain city should be called. Here is an interesting radio segment about the debate over what to call people from Tampa Bay, Florida. You can listen and read along:


#4

People from Moscow are called Muscovites while inhabitants of the German capital are often referred to as Berliners and New York citizens and New Yorkers.


#5

Thank you very much, Sir Torsten and Sir Luschen, for replying my question.