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    What does the sentence mean?

    "Germany is just as varied as the rest of Europe."

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    #2

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Where did you find that sentence? http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ried?a=british
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Germany is different country in Europe?

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    #4

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Germany is different a​ country in Europe?
    Different from what?

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    #5

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Germany is different from culture to economy in Europe?

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    #6

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Germany is different from culture to economy in Europe?
    I don't know what that is supposed to mean. For a start, it's not a question. It's a statement with a question mark at the end. Also "from culture to economy in Europe" means nothing.

    Do you mean that everything in Germany, from the culture to the economy, is different from all the other countries in Europe? If so, of course it is. Every country in Europe has its own culture and its own economy. You could say it about any country in the world, in fact.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    I guess it's suggesting that Germany is not a homogeneous, monolithic country, and has as much diversity as other European countries.

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    #8

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    emsr2d2,
    Thank you to point out my errors.
    You are correct. This is a statement with the end needed to be added a full stop, not a question mark.
    Otherwise, I check it again and look for the sentence may not make any sense. Because my limited knowledge is not enough.
    Finally, I learned a lot from you, I hope you will continue to help me.

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    #9

    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Germany is different from culture to economy in Europe?
    It's hard to know without the wider context, but when talking, for example, about Europe and the EU, you will hear a lot of talk of Germany, even though the regions in the country vary and have considerable importance, so the voice we talk about when we say Germany is not a single voice in reality.

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