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What does americans think about europeans?

Asked by marchen (79 points ) August 3rd, 2010

I’m moving to the us to study and I just realized that I don’t have a clue about how Americans perceive europeans in general

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Rarebear's avatar

I just got back from France, and I found the French generally to be delightful people.

KhiaKarma's avatar

The accent will get you lots of attention! Good luck with your schooling, and have fun!

janbb's avatar

I think this definitely not something you can generalize about. There are 300,000,000 Americans and there are probably that many opinions. Don’t worry about it – people will be friendly for the most part and enjoy getting to know you.

Seek's avatar

That’s a hard question to answer.

Where in the US are you moving? My broad, stereotypical answer will depend entirely on the region. ^_^

My personal answer is, “I’m jealous of them and would gladly trade places with anyone living west of Berlin.

marchen's avatar

I’m moving to San Diego..

ducky_dnl's avatar

San Diego is the same as any other place. Some people will be rude jerks and the others will be nice and friendly. You can’t please everyone here, so don’t worry if people like you or not. I seem to think Europeans are nice.. :)

marinelife's avatar

In general, Americans like Europeans.

Facade's avatar

I think they’re better than us. We mostly like them. Welcome =)

Austinlad's avatar

After I visited China, England and Germany – on separate trips – all my misconceptions about people in those countries vanished. I had always read or been told that Germans were cold and efficient (and hated Jews), that the Brits were uppity and dismissive of Americans, and the Chinese were inscrutable and suspicious. What I actually discovered about the people in those countries I came in contact with is that they were warm and welcoming. Sure, not all “foreigners” are like that, just as not all Americans are. But it’s something you have to experience for yourself. Which brings me to say what I’ve said before on Fluther: I think young Americans should be encouraged by the government, by teachers and by parents to visit as many other countries as possible – with the government supplementing the cost of the trips. I know it’s not feasible, but I think over time it would change many hearts and minds

WestRiverrat's avatar

Americans are pretty much just like Europeans, just with less language skills. If you get to know the people there are good and bad. Most will be civil, some will be friendly, and a few will be jerks.

Most of the tension between the continents and the countries doesn’t really start until you get government officials involved.

judochop's avatar

They have bad teeth.

woodcutter's avatar

some will think they are a tad uppity, wait maybe I’m thinking of the Brits

rooeytoo's avatar

If you are a nice person, most will like you.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

There are plenty of web-sites that list stereotypes by nationality, but personally, I wouldn’t bother reading any of them. It will probably be the day-to-day things that will be more of a challenge…not the people.

Dewey420's avatar

um.. the good europeans escaped the bad europeans “tyranny and oppression” by coming to America. I think that’s how I looked it up when I was comparing the colonization of America to the Pariot Act II,. New World Order stuff.

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