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Old 18.08.2014, 18:37
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Re: Favourite German words

Auspuffgas!!
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Re: Favourite German words

richtig,wirklich!!!! Αdverbs are the best !
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Re: Favourite German words

Ausgezeichnet - it moves all the muscles of the face!
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Old 18.08.2014, 20:56
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Re: Favourite German words

Schnapsidee
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Not my favourite word - but seriously WTF.....

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübert ragungsgesetz

And I though Welsh towns were complicated!! If you can pronounce that in 1 go I take my hat off.
Hahaha, I even struggled to copy/paste this into Google Translate, never mind pronounce it
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Old 18.08.2014, 21:54
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Favourite German words

Schmuck. Means something different in the US (I guess Yiddish). Though I guess it could be useless bauble here or there. And if you've never heard someone with a Long Island (NY) accent say it, you're missing something.
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Old 18.08.2014, 21:57
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Re: Favourite German words

schlafmütze
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Old 18.08.2014, 22:55
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Re: Favourite German words

Wichtig

and Weg

Weg brought much amusement to us during our practise at home after our first lesson, when we had to practise asking each other's names and where we're from. I feigned surprise at him coming from the same place and said "oh, nein weg!" (always got the impression "no way" was a bit of a Manc expression!?)

Wichtig and Weg just sound cute and funny, like they are little mole-type animals, or like wichtig is the animal and weg is the nest they live in....

ps I love Naschkatze! I am definitely one of those
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Old 18.08.2014, 23:03
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Naschkatze is indeed a very cute word.. I also love Schweinehund
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Old 18.08.2014, 23:06
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Ausgezeichnet - it moves all the muscles of the face!
ooh that's so interesting stuff like that! I read recently that the word "crisp" moves from the back to the front of one's mouth as one says it. It does indeed! It feels kind of nice as well, I keep saying it to myself (when no-one is watching of course!)
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Old 18.08.2014, 23:09
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Re: Favourite German words

Schweinsteiger.
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Old 18.08.2014, 23:18
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Saugeil!
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Old 18.08.2014, 23:19
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Verschlimmbesserung.

http://de.urbandictionary.com/define...hlimmbesserung

Liberally sprinkled throughout the local newspaper, especially articles on politics and road works.
Excellent.. I guess 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions' - one of my favourites - would be the nearest approximation
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Old 19.08.2014, 13:11
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Not my favourite word - but seriously WTF.....

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübert ragungsgesetz

And I though Welsh towns were complicated!! If you can pronounce that in 1 go I take my hat off.
Sadly, it's dead now, due to changes in EU legislation.

Like most of the German "tapeworm words", it's not really that hard to pronounce -- you just need to break it down into its component words, some of which (e.g. Rindfleisch) can themselves be broken down, effectively into a sequence of short words: Rind ... fleisch ... etikettierungs ... über ... wachungs ... aufgaben ... über ... tragungs ... gesetz. Which I guess is the problem -- how to find the breaks ...
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Re: Favourite German words

Adding one I'd forgotten, Zahnpasta!

And Feuerzeug! The kiosk cashier and I had a right laugh after I asked for "ein licht"! I like this much better, fire-shiz! Fire-thingy...?
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Schweinsteiger.
Schwein....

steige.....

makes you wonder what his ancestors got up to
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Adding one I'd forgotten, Zahnpasta!

And Feuerzeug! The kiosk cashier and I had a right laugh after I asked for "ein licht"! I like this much better, fire-shiz! Fire-thingy...?

Its like the flying thingy as well
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Re: Favourite German words

For the giggles...Schnitzel!...it doesn't evoke what it's designating, in my ears.

But sweet are Liebling, Lied.
I like this noun - Verlässlichkeit, it's wonderfully constructed. There are more that I like.
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Schickimicki! I love this word!
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Old 17.10.2014, 23:34
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Re: Favourite German words

"Tageshit" on the restaurant menu.... and ask a Dutch man what Zurich Kloten means.

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