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.. :)
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.
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. ;)
So far it's "spreche" as the pronunciation is so alien to me! How can such a small word contain so many difficult phonems!?
A few of mine are:
herstellen - fröhlich - Schmetterling - Vollkommenheit - sonder - wechseln - Glühwein - Ausgang - Gefängnis - wahrscheinlich - hilfreich
Also Schmetterling, also my favorite word in Spanish and I love the myths of the words origin in English.
Lol I've heard that one before, it seems like it was in some comedy movie.
for me it is "stinktier". I absolutely like how it sounds. not pretty commom, I know.
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
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!
I found an article on long German words. It is quite amusing: http://theweek.com/articles/463500/8-favorite-ridiculously-long-german-words
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.
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
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).
I love your response! I never thought of comparing it to dating. Enjoy your day
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!
Wow..Amazing guys... Great to see so many amazing words...Vielen Danke!!
Deutsche Sprache ist erstaunlich
Yes, the triple letters make them more interesting. Did you figure out how to pronounce them? Enjoy your day
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".
Am Ende sind alle alleine.
It's funny how such a nice sounding sentence can be so dark.
Oh my gosh I love anything with "Zeug": Feuerzeug, Werkzeug, Spielzeug, Flugzeug - just adding 'stuff' to a noun to make another noun ;D
It's not really a word but two : Lebenslänger Schicksalsschatz which means : Life Long Destiny Love
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!)
In Germany, when you get to know people, instead of saying Guten Morgen, they say: Moin moin... sounded lovely!