Milestone: Short back and forth in German with a barista in Berlin

Milestone: Short back and forth in German with a barista in Berlin
Photo by Bhuwan Bansal / Unsplash

Yesterday marks a milestone in my “learning German” journey. I met a UPAA Germany (UP Alumni Association) alumna in Oslo Kaffebar, a coffee shop here in Berlin.

The barista didn’t switch to English the moment he heard me speak. Not only did I order in German, we also had a short back and forth in the language.

Here’s how our conversation went:

Me: Ich möchte einmal Flat White auf Eis, Latte, Vegan Cookie, und Dark Chocolate Cookie.

Barista: Latte nicht auf Eis, oder?

Me: Ja. Latte nicht auf Eis.

Barista: Beides regular Milch?

Me: Ja, beides regular Milch.

Me taking the two coffees to our table, then planning to return for the plates of cookies.

Me: Ich komme zurück, okay?

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