Quiz: How good is your Denglisch?

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Quiz: How good is your Denglisch?
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Love it or hate it, Denglisch is a fact of life in Germany. But do you understand what's going on when your friend can't find their Smoking or when there's a debate about the dangers of trampen?


All English-speaking expats have experienced teeth-grinding moments as Germans mangle the language of Shakespeare into expressions a native would never recognize.

We've collected ten of the worst expressions you might hear on a daily basis. Just choose the 'correct' meaning from our suggestions to test your Denglisch.



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