64 Entries Tagged “German”

Funny Words

1. 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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2. Flugzeug

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

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3. 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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4. Glühbirne

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

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5. 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 Sayings

6. 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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Funny Names

7. Axel Schweiß

Somebody was once called this. Axel Schweiß is German for "armpit sweat." See also Body, German.

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Funny Insults

8. Arschloch

Means a**hole in German. See also German, Profanity.

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9. Korkenzieher

In German, the device to remove a wine cork. See also German.

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10. Weltschmerz

A German word for the apathy caused by watching too much of the morning news. See also German.

Added by Tourmaline on March 26, 2019| 1 Comment | You Like This |

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