10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

When you literally translate German words into English, you often get some pretty funny results. Can you guess what these ten direct translations really mean?

Military filmed Kunduz strike from ground

Military filmed Kunduz strike from ground

Guttenberg: air strike ‘militarily inappropriate’

Guttenberg: air strike ‘militarily inappropriate’

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport

Merkel’s coalition bickers over military and aid spending

Merkel’s coalition bickers over military and aid spending

Unemployment at historic low despite growth fears

Unemployment at historic low despite growth fears

German minister blasts Jeb Bush’s America

German minister blasts Jeb Bush’s America

Student is worst TV quiz contestant in 15 years

Student is worst TV quiz contestant in 15 years

Merkel slams China & Russia over Syria stance

Merkel slams China & Russia over Syria stance

Bayern win Cup final to earn historic treble

Bayern win Cup final to earn historic treble

Giant Barbie doll house opens amid protests

Giant Barbie doll house opens amid protests

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales

US considered trade war over GM crops

US considered trade war over GM crops

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

Federal prosecutors to probe deadly NATO air strike in Afghanistan

Federal prosecutors to probe deadly NATO air strike in Afghanistan

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter

Bayern poised to poach Stuttgart striker Gomez

Bayern poised to poach Stuttgart striker Gomez

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Leaders warn Russia to honour Ukraine pact

Leaders warn Russia to honour Ukraine pact

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal

Germany welcomes first step to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Germany welcomes first step to close Guantanamo Bay prison