The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes this cumbersome word as the longest German word in everyday use. It means “insurance companies providing legal protection.” See also German, Insurance.
In German, numbers also receive the compound word treatment. This is the integer 7,254, which takes 38 letters to spell out. See also German, Numbers.
“Lightbulb” in German, which translates “glow pear.” I can’t recommend not eating it. See also Electricity, German.
“Airplane” in German is “Flugzeug,” which directly translates to “fly-thing.” They’re not wrong. See also Airplanes, German.
With your cell phone. See also Friends.
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