The "-lic" in "garlic" and the "-lauch" in Knoblauch" are both related to the English word "leek". Might help in remembering it.
Indeed, Lauch is leek and Schnittlauch is chive :) There's also a herb called Bärlauch...
In Poland we sometimes use Bärlauch (czosnek niedźwiedzi) for cooking. You can make something akin to pesto from the leaves.
Oct 18, 2015 - I love knobby leeks! I won't be forgetting this any time soon.
I'm having trouble pronunciating the Knob- part of the word, what is the correct pronunciation?
The "k" is fully sounded as a separate letter and not at all silent. Try saying "back knob" then say it again with out the "ba-". Good luck!
If you said "Ist der Knoblauch?" you would be saying "Is the garlic?" and that doesn't make sense. If you're asking "is that (something)?", it's implied that you don't know what it is, so you don't know the gender of it yet anyway. Fortunately, das means "that" or "this" in a non-gender-specific way, as well as meaning "the" for neuter nouns. So it's really just a 1:1 translation of English in this case.