Favorite German Word?
What is YOUR favorite German word? Mine is Kaffee!! LOLZ
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."
Thanks for the explanation! I thought we could only use "lecker" for "tastes good", and etc. I should apply that soon.
Selbstironie - self deprecation. Teufelskreis - vicious circle/cycle (literally devil circle) Umbringen - verb, meaning to kill. (Literally "bring around". I've been watching Krimis)
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...
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.
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. :)
Ich habe more than one German word as well such as Oma, Opa, Weltraum, Geschwindichkeit.
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.
Neid ( it's Envy in german XD )
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. ¨
I like Uhu - it's a large eagle owl. Also the brand name of a glue stick commonly sold to German schools.
Definitely HottentottenStottertrottelMutterBeutelrattenlattengitterkofferAttentatter XD read all about it... at: http://www.thephotoforum.com/threads/german-for-the-beginners.24565/
Nein. I say no to everything in English, so I figured I should have a favorite world for German too.
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.
I really like Kino, it means Cinema. I really love how it sounds and the meaning!
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.
Hahahha.... person who throws snowballs with gloves on? Or person who throws snowballs made from gloves?
Person who throws snowballs with gloves on. It makes no sense, I love it.
I just learned my new favorite word today: Nilpferd//Nile Horse//Hippopotamus
Most definitely "Flammenwerfer". It werfs Flammen!
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.
The concious feeling of partaking in life, of knowing what life is all about. (my own translation of Duden's definition)
Schadenfreude or more correctly Mauryfreude - the joy I get from watching the idiots on the Maury Show.
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