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7 Funny German Words and Their Meanings

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There are so many funny words in German and sometimes their meanings are straight-forward, sometimes they are words we might wish we had as English speakers!

Here are 7 funny German words, including two funny German words for animals (real or imagined?!), with slow pronunciation and the meanings of the words.

This episode is great for learners at the A1, A2, and B1 levels.


die Vokabeln:

Nummer  

Deutsch

Englisch

1

der Kummerspeck

das Hüftgold

love handles
2

die Schnapsidee

der Schnapstag

a crazy idea

a lucky day

 

02.02.2022

der zweite Zweite zweitausendzweiundzwanzig

am zweiten Zweiten zweitausendzweiundzwanzig

22.02.2022

der zweiundzwanzigste Zweite zweitausendzweiundzwanzig

am zweiundzwanzigsten Zweiten zweitausendzweiundzwanzig


3, 4

splitterfasernackt

nackisch

buck naked

naked (colloquial)

5

der innere Schweinehund

Bonus: die Sportskanone

your inner pig-dog (couch potato)

sporting ace

6 die eierlegende Wollmilchsau

an egg-laying wool-milk-sow

a jack-of-all-trades

7 die Kaulquappe, die Kaulquappen
tadpole, polliwog


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