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: Naschkatze

Jul 2, 2015 | Germany.info
Naschkatze

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!

Word of the Week: Schnapsidee

Jun 26, 2015 | Germany.info
Schnapsidee

In German, there's a special word for a really bad idea: Schnapsidee. Directly translated, this word means "booze idea" - and it describes a plan of action that's so bad that you must have been drunk when you dreamt it up!

Word of the Week: Strohfeuer

Jun 19, 2015 | Germany.info
Strohfeuer

Few things last forever. Many of them are Strohfeuer, such as interesting fashion trends or a summer fling.

Word of the Week: Putzfimmel

Jun 12, 2015 | Germany.info
Putzfimmel

We've all heard the stereotype: Germans are obsessed with cleanliness. And there's even a German word that describes this condition: Putzfimmel!

Word of the Week: Liebeskummer

Jun 5, 2015 | Germany.info
Liebeskummer

Does your heart feel like it's going to jump out of your chest? Maybe it's a health-related heart palpatation - or maybe it's just Liebeskummer.

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