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compositas in German (combined nouns)

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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

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https://www.duolingo.com/npLam
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I hate: Tausendfüßer/Tausendfüßler.

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

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima
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But Tausendfüßler means both, doesn't it?

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam
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hmm, you're right, I stand corrected. though, you'd expect Tausend and milli to go together. Similarly, you'd expect Hundert and centi to go together.

EDIT: thanks, HirundoPrima ... I've just spent 10 mins reading this up. I've now added Hundertfüßler to my Wortschatz :)

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN
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Wer zählt sowieso die Füße? ;-)

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam
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good point!

May 6, 2018

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maybe those who work in biological spectrum

May 10, 2018

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(die) Zusammenfassung: summary

(der) Kugelschreiber: ballpoint pen

(der) Führerschein: driving license

May 5, 2018

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

My personal favorite is "Wortschatz"

May 5, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

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

May 5, 2018
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