Ten German words with double meanings

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Ten German words with double meanings
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This week's The Local List is for any readers trying to get a grasp on German. We've picked common words with double meanings to help avoid embarrassing mixups.


Like most languages, German has a neverending list of words with multiple meanings. Not knowing those that crop up the most often can prove problematic, so from hangovers and cats to cockerels and taps, we've got you covered.

Continuing in the theme of some of our other lists on the endless pitfalls of learning German, we hope this one too brings a little clarity.

Click here for the top 10 words with double meanings


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