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: Schnarchnase

Oct 2, 2015 | Germany.info

You've been staring at the ceiling for hours. Despite all your attempts, you just can't fall asleep - and you blame the Schnarchnase beside you for that!

Word of the Week: Laufmasche

Sep 25, 2015 | Germany.info

A Laufmasche is a run in your stockings - the kind that can easily make your glamorous outfit look... well, less elegant, to say the least! A Laufmasche has the potential to ruin an entire outfit - and the worst part is that it can grow throughout the day.

Word of the Week: Holzklasse

Sep 18, 2015 | Germany.info

Are you on a budget, but love to travel? Most likely you will be booking the Holzklasse whereever you go!

Word of the Week: Tortenheber

Sep 11, 2015 | Germany.info

What do you use to lift up a piece of pie and place it on a plate? A Tortenheber, of course!

Word of the Week: Wasserratte

Sep 4, 2015 | Germany.info

As Labor Day weekend approaches, many Americans will be heading to the beach - or the pool - for the last time this summer. With pools closing for the season, it's a chance for the so-called Wasserratten to swim outdoors one last time!

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