Word of the Week

Every Friday, Germany.info and The Week in Germany highlight a different "Word of the Week" in the German language that may serve to surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers.

Word of the Week: Besserwisser

Jul 31, 2015 | Germany.info

We all know a Besserwisser. Maybe it's that classmate who constantly corrects the teacher, or that friend who points out every one of your spelling mistakes. Perhaps it's your colleague, who believes he's the only one who can do the job correctly.

Word of the Week: Filmriss

Jul 24, 2015 | Germany.info

Can't remember what happened last night? Then you're suffering from a Filmriss!

Word of the Week: Gewohnheitstier

Jul 17, 2015 | Germany.info

Are you a creature of habit? Do you wake up at the same time every day, eat the same meal every morning, take the same route to work - and like it that way? If so, Germans would call you a Gewohnheitstier!

Word of the Week: Hinterland

Jul 10, 2015 | Germany.info

Do you live in a tiny little house in the middle of nowhere? Somewhere far away from big cities and other people? Germans would say that you live in the Hinterland!

Word of the Week: Naschkatze

Jul 2, 2015 | Germany.info

Do you crave ice cream, chocolate, cookies and anything with sugar? Do you have an overpowering sweet tooth that leaves you fantasizing about dessert? If so, Germans would call you a Naschkatze!

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