29 Apr '12, 10am

Car2Go Launches Car Sharing in Berlin - Why are the Germans Chuckling?

Car2Go Launches Car Sharing in Berlin - Why are the Germans Chuckling?

Car2go , one of a growing trend of car sharing options, has come to Berlin, placing 1000 Smart forTwo cars around Germany's capital, where registered users can pick up and drop off a car as they need one. With over 2000 pre-registrations, the launch is off to a good start. Car2go is a subsidiary of Daimler, the company behind the brands Mercedes and Smart Car. In spite of the fact that Daimler represents German culture as well as any company can, the comments to the news about car2go in the German media delve into how strange the name car2go sounds in the German language. German verbs tend to be very precise. When I first arrived and was learning the language, it would always bring a smile to the face of anyone I would tell that I am "going" to America. "To go" in German, implies that one is walking. One can fly to America, but it is unlikely that one would "go" there. Sim...

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