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: Augenblick

Apr 21, 2017 | Germany.info

If you're familiar with German, you've surely heard the phrase "einen Augenblick!" But an Augenblick (literally "eye-glance") is usually a longer period of time than the word suggests.

Word of the Week: Blumenpracht

Apr 13, 2017 | Germany.info

If you visit a small town in Germany in the spring or summer, we're sure you'll see at least one beautiful Blumenpracht on someone's balcony. That's because Germans love to show off their flower displays!

Word of the Week: Lebenskunst

Apr 7, 2017 | Germany.info

Is your life as beautiful as a painting in an art gallery? Then you have mastered Lebenskunst - "the art of living well"!

Word of the Week: Frühlingsbote

Mar 31, 2017 | Germany.info

How can you tell that spring is around the corner? For some, it's the weather forecast. But for others, it's the Frühlingsbote.

Word of the Week: Biergartenwetter

Mar 24, 2017 | Germany.info

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

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