A Londoner talking about his German language skills


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


“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?


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:


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.


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