Learning German has been a very hard journey, but also a very fun one! Often exhausted by learning the grammar, I have always been rewarded with new words and expressions which are not translatable or do not even exist in other languages.
Are you getting old and are a little worried about all the things you may be missing out on as time is running out…? Then you may have Torschlusspanik (closing-gate panic). Did someone make a fool of themselves and you feel deeply embarrassed for them? Then you’re probably experiencing Fremdschämen (exterior shame).
Learning literal meanings of words put a smile on my face and inspired me to illustrate some of them. Let me share my 12 favorite words, which are just the tip of the iceberg!
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Why Is The Slug Embarrassed? Because It’s A Naked Snail!
Csaba Hegedűs 1 week ago
Lightbulb Is Actually A Glowing Pear. Can’t Disagree!
Jellie Snijders 6 days ago
Kiss A Toad And Turn It Into A Prince Or Give It A Shield And Make It A Turtle!
Valquerys 1 week ago
Now That’s A Good Excuse To Get An Extra Pair Of Shoes!
Woets 1 week ago
Same in Dutch 🙂 (handschoenen = hand shoes) 13 replyView More Replies…View more comments https://ae0e4c65bc60d9260e928066f1a13667.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html #5
Animals Indeed Have A Special Place In The German Language!
Katrin P. 1 week ago
Who Is This In My Ear Singing The Same Rihanna?
GFSTaylor 1 week ago
1 Cheese, 2 Cheese, 3 Cheese…
Heike 6 days ago
Are You Bored? Then Maybe It’s Time For New Jeans!
Janine B. 6 days ago
Next Time You Do The Dishes, Say Hello To The Water Rooster!
Heike 6 days ago
They Might Be Called Such, But I’d Advise You Not To Try To Ride Them
Ian Bearpark 1 week ago
River Horse surely? Fluss = River. Which means it’s the same as Hippopotamus, which is just greek for River Horse. English speakers just trying to be fancy. :p 26 replyView More Replies…View more comments #11
The Next Time You Plan To Jump The Queue, Remember What You’re Dealing With!
Natalie Bohrteller 6 days ago
Typical false friend. How many times have students told me that there was a snake in front of the counter and they stood there and had to wait… 8 reply #12
Tornado’s Trousers Will Blow Your Shoes Off!
Andrew Gibb 1 week ago
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