The "Do You Speak English" Ladies

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Berlin, Germany

The "Do You Speak English" Ladies Berlin Reviews

nimic nimic
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Avoid Them! Jun 23, 2011
Here are tips of those of you visiting Berlin!

There are so many of those "Do you speak english" ladies

No, they are not travelers lost or anything..

They are a group of Beggars (Not German people) , asking Money from travelers, showing you a piece of paper saying "Someone is in the Hospital...blah blah blah....Need Money...#!@$^#^%6778" if you said YES to their Question!

They are more of a syndicate

I encountered like about 10 of them when I was in Berlin, but one in particular was funny)

Here was what happened

L (For Lady) : Do you Speak English?

N (For Nimelesh) : No English!

L : Do you Speak Hindi?

N : No Hindi!

L : What language you speak?

N : No What?!

L Walked Away

They might look desperate, but i saw most of them use the money they got from tourists to buy ice-creams and so on...
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Farmboy23662001 says:
My friend just turns to them and barks "NO" at them. They back away real quickly.
Posted on: Jul 21, 2012
skiathos says:
I am a softy normally, but these people really piss me off. There are a lot of them around Hakesche Markt - all hours of the day, night and morning. Also, I came across a few on the station platforms this summer. I always say NO and walk off. They are like vermin! @ leonCtravel - good advice!
Posted on: Jul 21, 2011
leonCtravel says:
to add to this, just don't stop to read that piece of paper, it is a distraction that others in the group can use to pick-pocket you!
Posted on: Jul 04, 2011
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