The word of the day is…

2 Apr

The word of the day is...

When English is lacking in a word to describe something, thank god we have German to pick up that slack.

What are some of your favorite words to describe something that has no direct English equivalent?

2 Responses to “The word of the day is…”

  1. ibeching April 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    some of my favorite german words:

    wunderkammer / kunstkammer (cabinet of curiosities)
    kummerspeck (flab gained from sorrow-fueled eating)
    schnellfickhose (literally ‘fast fuck pants,’ pants with snaps on the side that can be ripped off for instant sex)

  2. sandra April 5, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    ‘fernweh’, I cant imagine the pronunciation but its got a beautiful meaning, so descriptive and heartfelt !

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