WEIRDEST German Words | Don't Exist in Other Languages

WEIRDEST German Words | Don't Exist in Other Languages

Germans are very creative when it comes to the language. Some words are made in a really funny and weird way but they totally make sense!

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  1. Zug in Zugzwang does not refer to train. When you are forced to move a chesspiece in a specific way it is Zugzwang. Zug is a word with a lot of different meanings. So it is comprehensable that someone whose mothertongue is not German can be confused. Compare Mark Twain to this topic. He thought that "Zug" and "Schlag" are two German words that are very useful because you can use them almost everywhere. Very funny :

  2. Eselsbrücke:
    Esel = dumme Person
    Brücke = eine Hilfe um Dinge zu verbinden
    Eselsbrücke = Eine geistige Verbindung um dummen Leuten zu helfen sich etwas besser merken zu können!

  3. It's so lovely to listen to you, with that wonderful smile a lot more, saying these German words was really nice.
    I guess your German is really good.
    And for my opinion your eye's are incredible, i get lost and start to forget everything. So sweet!!!!

  4. Fingertip sensitivity (Fingerspitzengefühl) comes from the fact that there are many emotional nerves in fingertips, so they are very sensitive. You have to act according to this in certain situations. (can also be a ref in a Football-game for instance)

  5. Wischiwaschi hat sehr wohl eine klare Bedeutung, denn es läßt sich auf die Worte "Wischen" und "Waschen" zurückführen und man weiß ja, daß wenn z.B. eine Tafelschrift verwischt, oder die Farben eines Hemdes verwaschen ist, man dann weder das Eine, noch das Andere gut erkennen kann und somit ergibt sich die Bedeutung bei Wischiwaschi als unklares, unsinniges und unverständliches Herumgerede und Gebrabbel!
    Liebe Grüße vom, der von Deinen interessanten, lehrreichen und vor allem so charmant präsentierten Beiträge – liebe Anna – sehr angetan ist.

  6. Das Wort "Schuh" kommt von "Schutz".
    Schuhe sind also der Schutz für die Füße und Handschuhe jener für die Hände!
    Ganz logisch und ganz einfach – so, wie wir Deutsche es lieben!

  7. Eselsbrücke. You are the donkey and you build and use a bridge to accomplish or remember something you otherwise couldnt because you are a Esel (synonym meaning: Dumb person)