German is a difficult language to master, but luckily, it’s quite easy to get around with just English as you get started in Berlin. And yet, there are thousands of situations where your broken “Denglish” just won’t cut it. For these occasions, it might just be worth your peace of mind to get the help of a German-speaking local.
Here are a few examples:
- Getting your Anmeldung at the Bürgeramt.
- Applying for a visa/residence permit from the Ausländerbehörde.
- Signing up to an internet plan for your home.
- Navigating your tax situation with the Finanzamt.
- Explaining what needs to be repaired to the handyman.
A common complaint from expats is that some people simply refuse to talk to you in English. The average rate for a translator is €80 per hour, which is a lot. So, I’ve decided to see if it’s possible to match new expats to locals at less than half that rate.
Expats pay significantly less, locals get compensated for their time, and everybody is happy! Fill out the form to find out more.