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: Biergartenwetter

Mar 24, 2017 | Germany.info
Biergartenwetter

What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!

Word of the Week: Handy

Mar 16, 2017 | Germany.info
Handy

If you have German friends, you may have heard them talking about their Handy. Although this device is in fact a handy accessory, it has a very different meaning in German than in English.

Word of the Week: Farbenfroh

Mar 10, 2017 | Germany.info
Farbenfroh

Are you wearing red pants, a blue shirt and green socks? If so, we're sure you stand out - and you're definitely farbenfroh today!

Word of the Week: Traumtänzer

Mar 3, 2017 | Germany.info
Traumtänzer

Do you have big dreams? Do other people laugh at your dreams and sarcastically tell you to keep dreaming? Is your head always in the clouds? If so, you are a Traumtänzer.

Word of the Week: Rosenkrieg

Feb 24, 2017 | Germany.info
Rosenkrieg

With Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at a less romantic German word: Rosenkrieg, which means "war of the roses".

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