Ten reasons why France is better than Germany
As the countries' two football teams square up on the pitch in the Euro semi-final clash in Marseille on Thursday, The Local France and our colleagues at The Local Germany face off in a fight to see which country is the best.
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Language: French is a romance language whose words have served as the material for some of the world’s most famous poets and writers like Molière. And it still serves as one of the world’s diplomatic languages. Meanwhile German’s mathematical-like grammar rules and incredibly clunky compound words, including gems like this one: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz meaning - the law for the delegation of monitoring beef labeling) open it up to permanent mockery.