Twelve English words made up by Germans
The Local · 24 Apr 2013, 06:51
Published: 24 Apr 2013 06:51 GMT+02:00
Whether someone asks if they should wear their “Smoking” to a party, or complains that they can't find their “Pull-under”, German offers endless pitfalls for even the more advanced learner.
Our handy guide isn't about telephones - it aims to make foreigners feel comfortable enough to accept the invitation to a “Public Viewing” without worrying that they could be up for a strange night with their German friends..
So from “Beamer” to “Wellness” get out a pen and paper and take some notes on these 12 English words misused in German.