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compositas in German (combined nouns)

Here everyone who likes could bring in nouns that are combined to one word in finish. They are good to train the pronunciation. They often become emphasized from high to low tones from the start to the end.

Here are some examples:

Kerzenständer (Kerzen + Ständer) = (candle+stand) Schiffahrtsschraube (Schifffahrt + Schraube) = (shipping+screw) Türklingel (Tür + Klingel) = (door+bell) Wortmangel (Wort + Mangel) = (word = lack) Autofahrer (Auto + Fahrer) = (car + driver)

Maybe you have some favourites to share here?

May 5, 2018

10 Comments


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

I hate: Tausendfüßer/Tausendfüßler.

I always want it to mean millipede, but it's centipede
:(


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

But Tausendfüßler means both, doesn't it?


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

(die) Zusammenfassung: summary

(der) Kugelschreiber: ballpoint pen

(der) Führerschein: driving license


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AHA3006

Good ones. But the "Schifffahrtsschraube" does not exist, it is simply "Schiffsschraube".

My personal favorite is "Wortschatz"


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

I think you are right. I was too tired when I wrote this


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

One of my favourites is Wortschatz (Wort + Schatz) = word + treasure = vocabulary. It is such a nice way to express, that the words you know are your treasure.

But Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung (= speed limit) and Fußballmannschaft (= football team) are also cool, and they are in everyday use, unlike many of those really long German words.

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