Great German words you don't find in English
The Local · 19 Apr 2012, 11:02
Published: 19 Apr 2012 11:02 GMT+02:00
This was not a difficult Local List to compile – Germans have literally hundreds of words that don't exist in other languages.
That's partly because of their wonderfully-logical habit of attaching words to one another like stickle-bricks - to make new, unwieldy creatures like Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän - but also because Germans just have very peculiar, precise notions that they prefer to describe in a single noun.
For instance, who knew that a husband who stays out too late might need a particular word to describe the gifts he needs appease the disgruntled wife who threw his dinner away?
Check out our list to find out what that word is!