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. Access our archive here!

Word of the Week: Popometer

Nov 25, 2016 | Germany.info

When you're shopping for a new car, what do you rely on most as your deciding factor? Some people may rely on ratings, reviews or research, but most of us make the decision based on how the car feels when we test-drive it. Similarily, people employed to test cars rely most often on their Popometer when writing about, recommending or rating a vehicle.

Word of the Week: Krimskrams

Nov 17, 2016 | Germany.info

Do you have a house full of junk? Are your drawers overflowing with knickknacks? Then you have a lot of Krimskrams in your home!

Word of the Week: Mauerblümchen

Nov 11, 2016 | Germany.info

Like the flowers growing in a wall, a so-called Mauerblümchen is a girl or woman who often goes unnoticed.

Word of the Week: Hausdrachen

Nov 4, 2016 | Germany.info

Do you have a dragon living in your house? Someone who brings fire beneath your roof on a daily basis?

Word of the Week: Leichen im Keller

Oct 28, 2016 | Germany.info
Leichen im Keller

Halloween is around the corner! In honor of this spook-tastic day, let's take a look at a German phrase that may send shivers up your spine!

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