68 Entries Tagged “German”

Funny Words

1. Nacktschnecke

German for “slug.” Translates to “naked snail.” See also German.

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Funny Names

2. Lothar von Trotha

A former German military commander. See also German.

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Funny Insults

3. Du Doch Nicht

“Definitely not you” in German. It’s pretty situational though. See also German.

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Funny Words

4. Antibabypillen

German for “birth control.” Seriously. See also German.

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Funny Words

5. Purzelbaum

Deutsch for “tumble tree,” every German child knows all about this one. It may sound like it’s part of the plant kingdom, but a Purzelbaum actually describes a somersault on the ground, often finishing in the dirt and resulting in dirty knees. See also German.

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Funny Words

6. Flugzeug

“Airplane” in German is “Flugzeug,” which directly translates to “fly-thing.” They’re not wrong. See also Airplanes, German.

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Funny Words

7. Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften

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.

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Funny Words

8. Siebentausendzweihundertvierundfünfzig

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.

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Funny Words

9. Glühbirne

“Lightbulb” in German, which translates “glow pear.” I can’t recommend not eating it. See also Electricity, German.

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Funny Sayings

10. In Germany they are stocking up for the lockdown with sausage and cheese.

That’s the Wurst Käse scenario. See also German.

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