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

Your most favorite German word?

Which is your most favorite word in German Language?

As the beginner, I liked the words like "Bitte" and "Entschuldigung"..These sounded nice and have nice meaning too.. :)

February 28, 2017

74 Comments


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

Hottentottenpotentatentantenattentat- 'the assassination of a Hottentot potentate's aunt'.

Not something you'll find in the dictionary, but it's a perfectly acceptable compound noun. I love it because it's satisfying to say, confusing to read and it only contains 7 letters.

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

I find it amusing that you find that satisfying to say. If I try to say it I begin to wonder what all I've got in my mouth and why my tongue just turned to rubber. ;)

March 1, 2017

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

Then you'll love the word Rhabarberbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbier, it contains eight letters (h, n, and t used only once) but it's six characters longer (42 in total)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG62zay3kck

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael44.D2104

Ausgezeichnet. :)

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JillGriffi3

My favourite too!

March 5, 2017

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

So far it's "spreche" as the pronunciation is so alien to me! How can such a small word contain so many difficult phonems!?

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElectricGypsy13

A few of mine are:

herstellen - fröhlich - Schmetterling - Vollkommenheit - sonder - wechseln - Glühwein - Ausgang - Gefängnis - wahrscheinlich - hilfreich

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/casey756165

Also Schmetterling, also my favorite word in Spanish and I love the myths of the words origin in English.

March 1, 2017

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

Sehnsucht.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/544D
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March 1, 2017

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

Auch nicht so einfach ist "Abwrackprämie" ;D

March 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/semih.dogan

genau :)

February 28, 2017

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

stimmt!

March 3, 2017

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

Schadenfreude :D

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

It is used also in English, but I'm not sure we use it the same way.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Schicklgruber lol XD

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

Lol I've heard that one before, it seems like it was in some comedy movie.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulKing282586

Schicklgruber was Hitlers fathers original surname.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Yup!

March 1, 2017

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

My favorite words are "Entschuldigung" and "schön" :)

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana726191

for me it is "stinktier". I absolutely like how it sounds. not pretty commom, I know.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

Papperlapapp, Mumpitz, pudelwohl, sowieso....

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amanda260315

Staubsauger!

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

How about ich muss Staub saugen. (I have to suck dust!)

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulKing282586

Österreich und Entschuldigung.

March 1, 2017

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

Schmetterling - butterfly

March 1, 2017

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

Fledermaus - bat. I was disappointed to find out that Batman translates to Batman. It should be Fledermausmann! If anyone is looking for a German Duolingo club, please join my German club: EYRVZA

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Locky-

"Entschuldigung" indeed, hahahaha

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChickyBaby1343

My favorite German word is Backpfeifengesicht. It literally means "A face that is in need of a fist" or "A face that deserves to be punched". Love it!

March 3, 2017

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

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung- speed limit.

March 6, 2017

[deactivated user]

    I found an article on long German words. It is quite amusing: http://theweek.com/articles/463500/8-favorite-ridiculously-long-german-words

    February 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seawaves12

    I am wondering how you get to level 25 for both Spanish and German on a 59-day streak? That is amazing! Would you mind sharing some of your language learning tips? I started German a little over a month ago and I am still struggling with Dies and euren etc.

    February 28, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      It's not a 59 day streak as I joined Duolingo on the 13th of January 2015. The streak is not important to me. I do it every day for a while, and then I take a break. To learn a language, I write down every sentence from every lesson of each skill (including the Strength section). Then I research the grammar rules. I also read documents, listen to movies or TV shows on internet, translate some documents, and so forth. I also put all those organized notes in a binder. By the way, my native language is French and I completed a University Translation Certificate in May 2016 (French - English). Going to University gave me the tools to learn how to translate a new language. I hope this will help you. Enjoy your day

      February 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seawaves12

      Still very impressive. Thanks for sharing. Learning a language is like dating. The more frequently you see one another (the words) and under various circumstances (the context), the better you will know about him (how to use the language).

      February 28, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        I love your response! I never thought of comparing it to dating. Enjoy your day

        February 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

        Same here. I take breaks when I have other things to do or it is too difficult to get online while traveling. I appreciate DL making me feel "guilty," but life happens. I enjoyed the warning that learning a language needs consistent practice (and I fully agree), but I was using my German, Portuguese and Italian when I was in Portugal and while commuting. I was using the languages, which is all the better!

        March 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beachboy05

        I like wasser sound funny

        February 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arios1898

        Flugzeug is a pretty entertaining word to say.

        February 28, 2017

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

        gnädig or gnadige frau

        February 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicky267943

        I like "Tschuss" and "Bis bas"

        February 28, 2017

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

        I like Abend. I say Guten Abend to people at any time of day.

        February 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aladdin.Khateb

        Dunstabzugshaube

        March 1, 2017

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

        Schön - Beautiful.

        March 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntnioCarl316458

        I personally love the word "toll". It just sounds so cool.

        March 1, 2017

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

        Wow..Amazing guys... Great to see so many amazing words...Vielen Danke!!

        Deutsche Sprache ist erstaunlich

        March 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Browny888

        Schifffahrt and Schritttempo, because of triple f and triple t in them :)

        March 1, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          Yes, the triple letters make them more interesting. Did you figure out how to pronounce them? Enjoy your day

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

          Igitt.

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Babih10

          I like "Entschuldigung" a lot, it was my first long word and I felt like I was going somewhere after I managed to pronounce and writing it.

          A few days later I realized it was nothing, but I still like it =D

          I have other sentences I enjoy: "Ich liebe dich", I guess it was the first thing I learned in german years ago when I was a teen and "Auf Wiedersehen" I learned singing "So Long, Farewell".

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanPearce8

          Am Ende sind alle alleine.

          It's funny how such a nice sounding sentence can be so dark.

          March 1, 2017

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

          Oh my gosh I love anything with "Zeug": Feuerzeug, Werkzeug, Spielzeug, Flugzeug - just adding 'stuff' to a noun to make another noun ;D

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard842966

          der Gurtmuffel

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zara10104

          Plötzlich

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bvogel1

          Augenblick.

          March 2, 2017

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

          It's not really a word but two : Lebenslänger Schicksalsschatz which means : Life Long Destiny Love

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca275284

          myehiden

          March 2, 2017

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

          I'm missing the Umlauts here but Burgermeister is a great one, learned that as a kid from my friend's German mother. Also fun to tell your wife that she is a Mutter (ah, rude!) but you are a Vater (she'll agree) but then her father is a grossVater (you can both agree!)

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AllySchwar1

          Schneebesen :D

          March 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katrico1

          Krankenhaus!

          March 3, 2017

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

          Mitgefühl :)

          March 3, 2017

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

          My favorite word is "Kameraden".

          March 3, 2017

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

          Chinamann :)

          March 4, 2017

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

          Weltschmerz.

          March 6, 2017

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

          that is very nice word:D

          March 7, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeliMelo583323

          Frühstück! I can smell yummyness just by the sound of it...

          March 7, 2017

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

          Oktoberfest word Freundschaftsbezeigungen! Or Ein Prosit!

          March 7, 2017

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

          Speck

          March 7, 2017

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

          gern

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

          Very useful

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/osia799678

          i like guten morgan

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlejandraM403

          In Germany, when you get to know people, instead of saying Guten Morgen, they say: Moin moin... sounded lovely!

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

          Only in certain region do they use "moin moin".

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeoLind1

          nein

          March 1, 2017
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