2.Aug.2004 - 06:45 hrs
The Deutscher Sprachrat
institution is running a competition to find the most beautiful word in the German language.
The prize is a 2-week holiday in Mauritius.
2.Aug.2004 - 10:56 hrs
...cos I know so many people like that
2.Aug.2004 - 10:59 hrs
although to be honest, I have always been partial too...
2.Aug.2004 - 11:41 hrs
2.Aug.2004 - 12:41 hrs
...don't ask me why, but I've always loved that word.
2.Aug.2004 - 12:46 hrs
My favourite word.
2.Aug.2004 - 12:59 hrs
...is a good one.
2.Aug.2004 - 13:02 hrs
@IPJ Agreed it's a nice one, but I'm not sure if that word is technically in the German language...
Coz "Schwammerl" is Bavarian (and Austrian) rather than "real" high German. I haven't checked in Duden though, which is why I said I'm not sure.
2.Aug.2004 - 13:45 hrs
Could be used for:
What's hackerbrucke with you?
Is everything hackerbrucke with you?
He looks a bit hackerbrucke tonight.
2.Aug.2004 - 19:18 hrs
my favourites are:
in that order.
2.Aug.2004 - 20:17 hrs
I like non-translatable German words, often invented for marketing purposes that sometimes even make it into the English language.
Example: The term Fahrvergnügen originated in Volkswagen commercials. Now I even see the New York Times use this term.
The example shows a funny aspect of the German language: You can in fact invent a new word, simply by combining 2 words to a compound and embedding the concept into a scenario where it makes sense – thus, a new word is born.
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