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Really long german words

Rhababerbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbierbarbärbel .

I know this is a pretty silly word. What are some other really long swiss german words that aren't so silly?




The video is in German, but the artwork makes it pretty clear what’s happening, meaningwise. Here are a few clues to help you follow the steps:

1. There’s a girl named Barbara.

2. She is known for her rhubarb cake.

3. So they call her “Rhubarb Barbara.”

4. To sell her cake, she opens a bar.

5. It is frequented by three barbarians.

6. They have beards.

7. When they want to get their beards groomed they go to the barber.

8. He goes to their bar to eat some cake, and then wants to drink a special beer.

9. You can only get his special beer at a special bar that sells it.

10. Where the bartender's name is Barbie.

11. She’s the Barbie of the bar where the beer of the beard barber for the barbarians of Rhubarb’s Barbara’s bar is sold. But all in one word.

12. At the end, the barbarians, the barber, Barbie, and Barbara all go to the bar for a beer. You might need one too after this. Prost!
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Re: Really long german words

Ones that arent silly eh? Well that does narrow it down by about 99%
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Old 15.05.2015, 10:13
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Re: Really long german words

Kälteanlagenhandbuchsänderungsseiten
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Old 15.05.2015, 10:27
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Re: Really long german words

Courtesy of Google, and the word is so long that it is not correctly displayed here, with a spurious blank character inserted:

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübert ragungsgesetz
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Re: Really long german words

Though german is known for its unduly long words, english is far from exempt
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
(45 characters, Quarzstaublunge in german)
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Old 15.05.2015, 18:11
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Re: Really long german words

Well how about the German national debt of:
zweibillioneneinhundertfünfundzwanzigmilliardenein hundertfünfundzwanzigmillioneneinhundertachttausen dzweihundertzweiunddreißig Euro?
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Re: Really long german words

Why did the EF website put in two spaces, can´t it handle a little German?
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Courtesy of Google, and the word is so long that it is not correctly displayed here, with a spurious blank character inserted:

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübert ragungsgesetz
Apparently that word has been dropped from the German language, and at 80 letters, this is holds the record..

Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebsw erkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

And means the "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services".

(A space has been added here too, which I can't edit out.)
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Old 15.05.2015, 18:47
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Re: Really long german words

Hauptreichseisenbahnknotenpunkthinundhersteller

Haushaltküchenkochgerätmitselbstonendervollautomat ischerdampfsignalwarnanlage
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Re: Really long german words

With 'CODE' tags, it is possible to get rid of the spurious blank characters (there may be also other tricks).
Clearly the English Forum is not optimised for the extremes of the German language . . .

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz zweibillioneneinhundertfünfundzwanzigmilliardeneinhundertfünfundzwanzigmillioneneinhundertachttausendzweihundertzweiunddreißig Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft Haushaltküchenkochgerätmitselbstonendervollautomatischerdampfsignalwarnanlage
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Als Eisenbahngesellschaft im Sinne dieser Liste gelten Eisenbahninfrastrukturunternehmen (EIU, eigene Strecke)




The Duden-Kommission since about 2010 however allows to break up such Terms with hyphens

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Well how about the German national debt of:
zweibillioneneinhundertfünfundzwanzigmilliardenein hundertfünfundzwanzigmillioneneinhundertachttausen dzweihundertzweiunddreißig Euro?
Just write down the biggest number you can think of, then keep adding to it. Since numbers greater than a million are always written in German as one word, the longest word in German is infinitely long.
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