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"What does Schultüte mean in English?"
"Do you have SATs and GCSEs in Germany like we do in Colchester and at what age do you leave school and go to college?"
our school system in Germany is different from yours in the UK so we don't have the exact same types of exams. However, your GCSEs are similar to our Mittlere Reife, the final exam at the Realschule (general secondary school).
In the German school system, there are different types of schools. Depending on which school they go to, German pupils are between 15 and 20 years old when they leave school.
You can find out more about the German school system here.
"How do you say 'pear', 'shoe' and 'Christmas tree' in German?"
Ah, that's a nice easy question to answer! 'Pear' in German is die Birne, 'shoe' is der Schuh and 'Christmas tree' is der Weihnachtsbaum.
Why not tell us your favourite German word?
"At Christmas time, what is the traditional meat that you eat on Christmas day?"
The traditional Christmas meal in Germany varies from region to region, but many people eat carp or goose. In Germany, the main day for celebrating Christmas is 24 December, Christmas Eve.
You can find out more about how Christmas is celebrated in Germany in our Christmas Special.
"If you could have one thing for Christmas, what would have and why?"
That's a really difficult question! The thing I would like most of all is a white Christmas so I can go sledging.
Max is really lucky - he has gone to visit his aunt in Bavaria, where there is often lots of snow in the winter.
Click here to find out more about the weather in Germany.
"What school do you go to and what is your favourite subject?"
I go to school in Hamburg, and Molly goes to school in York. Do you know where Hamburg is? See if you can find it on our webcam map.
My favourite subject changes from week to week. I am really enjoying Erdkunde (Geography) at the moment, but I always like Englisch, too. Can you guess what that means?
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is yellow. I recently went to Germany on a school trip, and I was delighted to find out that the postboxes there are a beautiful, bright yellow!
Max's favourite colour is red. He loves the colour of the postboxes in the UK!
Why not practise the colours in German with our colours quiz?
"What is your favourite food? Do Germans eat a lot of bread and drink a lot of beer?"
Well, there are lots of German dishes which I really like, but one of my winter favourites is Grünkohl mit Pinkel (curly kale with 'Pinkel' sausages). Lots of kids don't like it, but kale with sausages and boiled potatoes is a traditional dish in northern Germany, and I love it! You can find out how to cook Grünkohl mit Pinkel here: www.chefkoch.de
Bread is indeed very popular in Germany. Each area has its own specialities, and one of my favourites is Pumpernickel (dark rye bread). You can find out more about German bread here.
As for beer, we are much too young to drink that, but I do like Malzbier (malt beer), which is rich and sweet and, of course, doesn't contain alcohol.
"Where do you and Max live?"
I live in York and Max lives in Hamburg. Do you know where Hamburg is? You can find out on our interactive map!
"What does your town look like?"
I come from Hamburg, which is a big city in the north of Germany. Hamburg is connected to the sea by the River Elbe, which is so wide that enormous container ships can come into Hamburg's port. In fact, the port is the third biggest in Europe!
Hamburg is known for being a very green city, with lots of open space and two big lakes called the Alster in the middle of the town. It's great fun to play in the park in the summer, but the winters can be a bit nippy!
You can see what's going on in Hamburg harbour right now with our webcam map!
"I need to bring German food to school for my friends to try. Can you suggest anything kids would like? My Mum is willing to cook / bake with me!
What a fantastic question! Max and I have spent a long time talking about this. There are lots of simple German recipes, but one which always goes down well at kids' birthday parties is Kalter Hund, which doesn't even involve any baking. You can find out how to make it here.
If that doesn't take your fancy, why not have a look at the selection of simple recipes on the following website?: www.kidsweb.de.
"How old are you both? Do you go to Christmas markets?"
I am twelve years old and Molly is eleven. I live in Hamburg in Germany and Molly lives in York in England. We both love going to German Christmas markets - they’re so much fun! I really like the Christmas market in Hamburg!
"What language do you speak - English or German?"
We speak both! Molly's German is really good - she hardly ever makes any mistakes. My English is OK, and I like to practice my vocabulary with the games and quizzes on the voyage kids website. Why not try them out yourself?
"How long are school lunch and break times in Germany?"
Lessons usually start at 8:15 and at 10:35 primary school pupils have die Pause - a 20 minute break. It is quite long because they start school so early. Many primary schools finish at 13:15 after six lessons and go home for lunch. The afternoon is free for activities such as sport and there is plenty of time to complete homework!
Have a look at this video clip for a glimpse of primary school life in Germany:
"Why are words in German 'male' or 'female'?"
Tricky question - this is going to get a bit complicated! English and German both come from a mixture of Latin and Germanic languages, which were spoken in Europe, a long, long time ago. These languages all had 'male', 'female', and sometimes 'neuter' words.
In the course of time, English has dropped the difference between male and female words, but German has kept it, giving us der (male), die (female) and das (neuter).