64 Entries Tagged “German”
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.
“Airplane” in German is “Flugzeug,” which directly translates to “fly-thing.” They’re not wrong. See also Airplanes, German.
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.
“Lightbulb” in German, which translates “glow pear.” I can’t recommend not eating it. See also Electricity, German.
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.
That’s the Wurst Käse scenario. See also German.
7. Axel Schweiß
Somebody was once called this. Axel Schweiß is German for "armpit sweat." See also Body, German.
A German word for the apathy caused by watching too much of the morning news. See also German.