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Favorite German Word?

What is YOUR favorite German word? Mine is Kaffee!! LOLZ

January 31, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinHolla5

Ausgezeichnet. That one is just fun to say with energy.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.clayton.

I can never pronounce it

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

I think it would be Leidenschaft – I love that word.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePea.

Schmeckt (tastes). It sounds very funny to me!

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/langjd

You can also use it to say that something tastes good. Like so:

"Schmeckt es?" - "Es schmeckt." - "Das freut mich."

"Does it taste [good]?" - "It tastes [good]." - "Glad to hear that."

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePea.

Thanks for the explanation! I thought we could only use "lecker" for "tastes good", and etc. I should apply that soon.

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunsloth

Selbstironie - self deprecation. Teufelskreis - vicious circle/cycle (literally devil circle) Umbringen - verb, meaning to kill. (Literally "bring around". I've been watching Krimis)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neilbloom

Schmuck. Because originally I knew the Yiddish definition and it doesn't mean "Jewelry". In Yiddish "Schmuck" means something that only guys have that dangles. If you know what I mean...

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmazzoli8

I like it too

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ich-bin-Ben

The family jewels?

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neilbloom

It look like it is a case of convergent evolution. Apparently the Yiddish definition is derived from the Polish word for dragon: "Smok". Okay that it for your answer, time now for a little Tolkien trivia too interesting not to share IMHO. It does relate to German.

I wondered if the word the Polish word had anything to do with a certain fictional dragon with a similar-sounding name. It turns out that the name Smaug actually comes from the past tense of the proto-German word smúgan "to squeeze through a hole". Another derivation of the word? Smeág. the basis for the name of a character who did have some family jewels he did consider precious.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesomegirl4321

THATS MY FAVORITE!

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StariSob

Well, I have a few favorite german words: schwierig, Umgebung, Gemüse... Right now, on top of my list is Straßenbahnhaltestelle. I really like the way they sound. Also at first, the concept of connecting words to form new ones was very strange for me. Now it is one of my favorite and the easiest thing in german language. :)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmazzoli8

Ich habe more than one German word as well such as Oma, Opa, Weltraum, Geschwindichkeit.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/el-idioma-idiota

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung is just sooooo fun

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vjcastrosantos

i like schmeterling it means butterfly

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SailorWeeb

Frau. It honestly sounds like somebody doing one of them 'sexy tiger' things where they're all like 'RAWR' with them hand actions. No.Ok.I'll shut up.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesomegirl4321

Schmuck! Isn't it silly?

February 3, 2016

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    Neid ( it's Envy in german XD )

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hechap

    Kinda' neat: When I first learned ¨Neid¨ I was immediately reminded of the word Naiad. The ¨Naiads¨ are a mythological water creatures, which Wikipedia notes ¨were also known to exhibit jealous tendencies. ¨

    December 20, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gronyteen

    Egal

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmazzoli8

    My favorite word is Liebe. It's such a sweet word

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrGrantSmith

    Mine is Frühstück (breakfast), its just fun to say

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiamRowe

    I like Uhu - it's a large eagle owl. Also the brand name of a glue stick commonly sold to German schools.

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Missyroo398

    LOL

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilla-HU

    Definitely HottentottenStottertrottelMutterBeutelrattenlattengitterkofferAttentatter XD read all about it... at: http://www.thephotoforum.com/threads/german-for-the-beginners.24565/

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gigantedor

    Nein. I say no to everything in English, so I figured I should have a favorite world for German too.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iron.Duke

    I haven't picked a favorite yet, but my mom's favorite is "UNTERHOSEN!" (She always yells it because she likes the sound and it gets a weird look from me.) XD If I had to pick, though, I'd be with el-idioma-idiota about this one: Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung. :D Now I just have to memorize it, lol.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/berggeit

    Genau

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aycabilgilier

    WUNDERBAR!!

    May 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TechSpeaker

    sehenwurdiskeit

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/white_Sugar

    It's written Sehenswürdigkeit. Did you mean that? :)

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TechSpeaker

    Yes, thank you, i haven't seen it in a while

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/funnysam6

    Bücher... Because I can never pronounce it right lol

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/israelrg88

    My favorite one is "Datenwissenschaft"... Prost!

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/g.giulia.

    I really like Kino, it means Cinema. I really love how it sounds and the meaning!

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marinosval

    My personal favorite is Naturwissenschaft. It is a joy to say it. The others won't even know if you're trying to communicate with them or if you are choking to death.

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chipthrasher

    Hehe. Ja!

    February 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSlavLad

    DER EINKAUFSWAGEN!!

    January 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shihaodu

    Das Wort "buchstabieren" klingt mir besonders deutsch!

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GillianSelig

    trinkt

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GhengisQuane

    I love Handschuhschneeballwerfer. It's apparently an insult.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maske86

    Hahahha.... person who throws snowballs with gloves on? Or person who throws snowballs made from gloves?

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GhengisQuane

    Person who throws snowballs with gloves on. It makes no sense, I love it.

    February 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ry_Dawg

    I just learned my new favorite word today: Nilpferd//Nile Horse//Hippopotamus

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maske86

    Most definitely "Flammenwerfer". It werfs Flammen!

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/168/flamenwerfer.jpg

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maxyall

    Du. Du hast, Du hast mich

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YannickSchroer

    Du hast mich gefragt und ich hab' nichts gesagt!

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarioOlige

    Sprechfertigkeit !!

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarioOlige

    also Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YannickSchroer

    I really like "Lebensgefühl". This is the way how you live and how you feel and perceive your environment. It is hard to describe, what exactly it means.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

    The concious feeling of partaking in life, of knowing what life is all about. (my own translation of Duden's definition)

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chipthrasher

    Definitely Flugzeug.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbudmartin

    Schadenfreude or more correctly Mauryfreude - the joy I get from watching the idiots on the Maury Show.

    February 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittyLudlow

    Ausgezeichnet!

    February 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.clayton.

    Krankenversicherung has always been my favorite for some odd reason...

    February 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa4duolingo
    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Musicforce

    mine is Es tut mir lied (it's just fun to say) and Schokolade.

    February 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liteekorn

    Vergangenheit

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