Favourite German words

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Dudelsack a close second.

Sackpfeifen :D

 

Just reminded me of a little boy shouting at the top of his voice: "Guck mal Mama, ein Mann im Schottenrock!"

My kilt-wearing bf was slightly embarrassed...

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I have a new one! The Metro (retailer store) is doing a special on fowl (duck, goose, quails, etc.) under the generic noun "Fettgeflügel". Greasy fowl, now isn't that appetizing? Although I am tempted by the quails ...

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if you ever hear fighting talk on bbc five live (i'm sure some here do) the skit they do of their text number in german is freakin hilarious - (acht fuenf null fuenf acht!)

 

genau has to be a great german word, man they dont make them like that in english! the first time i heard it being used in germany i thought it was being rude! now i'm still not sure! what a word, genau..

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A lot of the animal names are super cute.

 

z.B. Rehkitz, Eisbär, Eichhörnchen...

 

I also like Beinfreiheit and Geschmackserlebnis.

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I like the way you can put 'chen' on the end of anything and turn it into something cute (makes grammer easier too!)

 

Also, deswegen - a handy concise word und es klingt gut

 

The German insults are pretty funny too - e.g. affenarsch, dummkopf, du hast den arsch offen ... stuff you'd expect from kids!

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My recent fave is unentbehrlich - makes me think of teddy bears!

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Explained to me by a friend in the Germany Army:

 

'Eirlegende Wollmilchsau.' Egg-laying woolly milk-pig. Describes something with a lot of features, none of which are implemented correctly (e.g. Windows Vista).

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One of the toddlers at work taught us a new word the other day: Arschgeige. I LOVE IT!

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