German words you need to know: Die Gurkentruppe

German words you need to know: Die Gurkentruppe

In the long list of German insults, this is a personal favourite of ours. Here's why you may need to bring a 'troop of cucumbers' with you to the next second-league football match you watch.

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

German words you need to know: die Schnarchnase

German words you need to know: die Schnarchnase

German words you need to know: Die Streicheleinheit

German words you need to know: Die Streicheleinheit

German words you need to know: Das Tohuwabohu

German words you need to know: Das Tohuwabohu

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

German words you need to know: Der Schabernack

German words you need to know: Der Schabernack

German words you need to know: Das Kostehäppchen

German words you need to know: Das Kostehäppchen

German words you need to know: Der Schrebergarten

German words you need to know: Der Schrebergarten

German words you need to know: Das Feierabendbierchen

German words you need to know: Das Feierabendbierchen

German words you need to know: Der Smalltalk

German words you need to know: Der Smalltalk

German words you need to know: Der Stubentiger

German words you need to know: Der Stubentiger

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute

German words you need to know: Pappsatt
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German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb
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German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb

German words you need to know: Der Föhn
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German words you need to know: Der Föhn

German word of the day: Der Morgenmuffel

German word of the day: Der Morgenmuffel

German word of the day: Die Schnitzeljagd

German word of the day: Die Schnitzeljagd

German word of the day: Papperlapapp

German word of the day: Papperlapapp

German word of the day: Der Maskenmuffel

German word of the day: Der Maskenmuffel

German phrase of the day: Als hätte der Himmel seine Schleusen geöffnet

German phrase of the day: Als hätte der Himmel seine Schleusen geöffnet

German phrase of the day: über Gott und die Welt reden

German phrase of the day: über Gott und die Welt reden

German word of the day: Zocken

German word of the day: Zocken

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

German word of the day: Stimmt

German word of the day: Stimmt

German word of the day: Tja

German word of the day: Tja

German word of the day: Grübeln

German word of the day: Grübeln

German word of the day: Geil

German word of the day: Geil

German word of the day: Mal

German word of the day: Mal

German word of the day: Hä?

German word of the day: Hä?

German word of the day: Das Pfand

German word of the day: Das Pfand

German phrase of the day: Vitamin B

German phrase of the day: Vitamin B

German word of the day: Der Traumtänzer

German word of the day: Der Traumtänzer

German word of the day: Prima

German word of the day: Prima

German word of the day: Sau

German word of the day: Sau

German word of the day: Der Freiheitsdrang

German word of the day: Der Freiheitsdrang

German word of the day: Lecker

German word of the day: Lecker

German word of the day: Das Himmelszelt

German word of the day: Das Himmelszelt

German word of the day: Na

German word of the day: Na

German word of the day: Der Fehlkauf

German word of the day: Der Fehlkauf

German word of the day: Das Stehaufmännchen

German word of the day: Das Stehaufmännchen

German word of the day: Der Haken

German word of the day: Der Haken

German word of the day: Weltvergessen

German word of the day: Weltvergessen

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz

German phrase of the day: Einen Strich durch die Rechnung

German phrase of the day: Einen Strich durch die Rechnung

German word of the day: Knödeln

German word of the day: Knödeln

German word of the day: Fernprost!

German word of the day: Fernprost!

German word of the day: Kaputt

German word of the day: Kaputt

German word of the day: Die Waldeinsamkeit

German word of the day: Die Waldeinsamkeit

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

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German word of the day: Die Selbstbeweihräucherung

German word of the day: Die Selbstbeweihräucherung

German word of the day: Der Frauentag

German word of the day: Der Frauentag

German word of the day: Flanieren

German word of the day: Flanieren

German word of the day: Moin

German word of the day: Moin

German phrase of the day: Alles in Butter

German phrase of the day: Alles in Butter

German word of the day: Der Streber

German word of the day: Der Streber

German phrase of the day: Auf der Nase herumtanzen

German phrase of the day: Auf der Nase herumtanzen

German phrase of the day: Asche auf mein Haupt

German phrase of the day: Asche auf mein Haupt

German word of the day: Der Vorsatz

German word of the day: Der Vorsatz

German word of the day: Quasi

German word of the day: Quasi

German word of the day: Jawohl

German word of the day: Jawohl

German phrase of the day: Wer rastet, der rostet

German phrase of the day: Wer rastet, der rostet

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen

German word of the day: Der Dominostein

German word of the day: Der Dominostein

German phrase of the day: Aus Schaden wird man klug

German phrase of the day: Aus Schaden wird man klug

German phrase of the day: Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

German phrase of the day: Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender

German word of the day: Das Komaglotzen

German word of the day: Das Komaglotzen

German phrase of the day: Die Zeit läuft uns davon

German phrase of the day: Die Zeit läuft uns davon

German phrase of the day: Soviel Zeit muss sein

German phrase of the day: Soviel Zeit muss sein

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub

German phrase of the day: Abwarten und Tee trinken

German phrase of the day: Abwarten und Tee trinken

German word of the day: Durchbeißen

German word of the day: Durchbeißen

German word of the day: Die Lautmalerei

German word of the day: Die Lautmalerei

German word of the day: Die Zuneigung

German word of the day: Die Zuneigung

German word of the day: Der Valentinsmuffel

German word of the day: Der Valentinsmuffel

German word of the day: Mensch

German word of the day: Mensch

German word of the day: Der Purzelbaum

German word of the day: Der Purzelbaum

German phrase of the day: Mach’s gut

German phrase of the day: Mach’s gut

German word of the day: Der/Das Schlamassel

German word of the day: Der/Das Schlamassel

German word of the day: Schweineteuer

German word of the day: Schweineteuer

German word of the day: Das Fettpolster

German word of the day: Das Fettpolster

German word of the day: Das Feiern

German word of the day: Das Feiern

German Advent word of the day: Der Heiligabend

German Advent word of the day: Der Heiligabend

German Advent word of the day: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

German Advent word of the day: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

German Advent word of the day: Die Vorfreude

German Advent word of the day: Die Vorfreude

German Advent word of the day: Leise rieselt der Schnee

German Advent word of the day: Leise rieselt der Schnee

German Advent word of the day: Der Weihnachtsbaum

German Advent word of the day: Der Weihnachtsbaum

German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

German Advent word of the day: Das Marzipan

German Advent word of the day: Das Marzipan

German Advent word of the day: Der Nikolaustag

German Advent word of the day: Der Nikolaustag

German Advent word of the day: Der Adventskranz

German Advent word of the day: Der Adventskranz

German Advent word of the day: Der Stollen

German Advent word of the day: Der Stollen

German Advent word of the day: Die Plätzchen

German Advent word of the day: Die Plätzchen

German word of the day: Ernsthaft

German word of the day: Ernsthaft

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

German word of the day: Die Meinungsfreiheit

German word of the day: Die Meinungsfreiheit

German word of the day: Totlachen

German word of the day: Totlachen

German word of the day: Die Petze

German word of the day: Die Petze

German word of the day: Quatsch

German word of the day: Quatsch

German word of the day: Der Frechdachs

German word of the day: Der Frechdachs

German word of the day: Gucken

German word of the day: Gucken

German word of the day: Einmummeln

German word of the day: Einmummeln

German word of the day: Pfiffig

German word of the day: Pfiffig

German word of the day: Nuscheln

German word of the day: Nuscheln

German word of the day: Meckern

German word of the day: Meckern

German word of the day: Der Blümchenkaffee

German word of the day: Der Blümchenkaffee

German word of the day: Festhalten

German word of the day: Festhalten

German word of the day: Die Nervensäge

German word of the day: Die Nervensäge

German word of the day: Der Wetterfrosch

German word of the day: Der Wetterfrosch

German word of the day: Die Frostbeule

German word of the day: Die Frostbeule

German word of the day: Die Spaßbremse

German word of the day: Die Spaßbremse

German phrase of the day: Na klar

German phrase of the day: Na klar

German words of the day: Der Ehrenmann, Die Ehrenfrau

German words of the day: Der Ehrenmann, Die Ehrenfrau

German word of the day: Der Schattenparker

German word of the day: Der Schattenparker

German phrase of the day: Das Gelbe vom Ei

German phrase of the day: Das Gelbe vom Ei

German word of the day: Feuchtfröhlich

German word of the day: Feuchtfröhlich

German word of the day: Bescheuert

German word of the day: Bescheuert

German word of the day: Stinksauer

German word of the day: Stinksauer

German phrase of the day: Bock haben

German phrase of the day: Bock haben

German word of the day: Digga

German word of the day: Digga

German word of the day: Klasse

German word of the day: Klasse

German word of the day: Der Scheinriese

German word of the day: Der Scheinriese

German word of the day: Das Sitzfleisch

German word of the day: Das Sitzfleisch

German word of the day: Das Weichei

German word of the day: Das Weichei

German phrase of the day: fix und fertig

German phrase of the day: fix und fertig

German word of the day: Der Kater

German word of the day: Der Kater

German word of the day: Halt

German word of the day: Halt

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German word of the day: Der Krawall

German word of the day: Der Krawall

German word of the day: Das Zeug

German word of the day: Das Zeug

German word of the day: Das Sprudelwasser

German word of the day: Das Sprudelwasser

German word of the day: Der Frühschoppen

German word of the day: Der Frühschoppen

German word of the day: Das Abitur

German word of the day: Das Abitur

German word of the day: Astrein

German word of the day: Astrein

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

German word of the day: Das Bierzelt

German word of the day: Das Bierzelt

German word of the day: Das Hirngespinst

German word of the day: Das Hirngespinst

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

German word of the day: Karfreitag

German word of the day: Karfreitag

German word of the day: Naja

German word of the day: Naja

German word of the day: Spargelzeit

German word of the day: Spargelzeit

German word of the day: Doch

German word of the day: Doch

German word of the day: Die Quasselstrippe

German word of the day: Die Quasselstrippe

German word of the day: Per du

German word of the day: Per du

German word of the day: Der Frühlingsanfang

German word of the day: Der Frühlingsanfang

German phrase of the day: Jemanden unter die Fittiche nehmen

German phrase of the day: Jemanden unter die Fittiche nehmen

German word of the day: Piesacken

German word of the day: Piesacken

German word of the day: Der Firlefanz

German word of the day: Der Firlefanz

German word of the day: Servus

German word of the day: Servus

German word of the day: Die Betriebsblindheit

German word of the day: Die Betriebsblindheit

German word of the day: Der Kabelsalat

German word of the day: Der Kabelsalat

German phrase of the day: Die Nase voll haben

German phrase of the day: Die Nase voll haben

German word of the day: Die Mundart

German word of the day: Die Mundart

German word of the day: Der Klugscheißer

German word of the day: Der Klugscheißer

German word of the day: Das Honigkuchenpferd

German word of the day: Das Honigkuchenpferd

German word of the day: Das Schmuddelwetter

German word of the day: Das Schmuddelwetter

German word of the day: Die Rabenmutter

German word of the day: Die Rabenmutter

German word of the day: Ausgelutscht

German word of the day: Ausgelutscht

German word of the day: Der Vokuhila

German word of the day: Der Vokuhila

German word of the day: Krökeln

German word of the day: Krökeln

German word of the day: Der Zankapfel

German word of the day: Der Zankapfel

German word of the day: Das Kopfsteinpflaster

German word of the day: Das Kopfsteinpflaster

German word of the day: Das Kaiserwetter

German word of the day: Das Kaiserwetter

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Das Herzblatt

German word of the day: Das Herzblatt

German word of the day: Die Eselsbrücke

German word of the day: Die Eselsbrücke

German word of the day: Liebestoll

German word of the day: Liebestoll

German word of the day: Der Scherzkeks

German word of the day: Der Scherzkeks

German word of the day: Unkaputtbar

German word of the day: Unkaputtbar

German word of the day: Wehtun

German word of the day: Wehtun

German word of the day: Der Augenstern

German word of the day: Der Augenstern

German word of the day: Scheinheilig
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German word of the day: Scheinheilig

German word of the day: Das Fernweh

German word of the day: Das Fernweh

German word of the day: Das Gendersternchen
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German word of the day: Das Gendersternchen

German word of the day: Sowieso

German word of the day: Sowieso

German word of the day: Die Erklärungsnot
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German word of the day: Die Erklärungsnot

German word of the day: Die Schwärmerei
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German word of the day: Die Schwärmerei

German word of the day: Sturmfrei
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German word of the day: Sturmfrei

German word of the day: Der Besserwisser
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German word of the day: Der Besserwisser

German word of the day: Die Blechlawine
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German word of the day: Die Blechlawine

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

German word of the day: Stoßlüften
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German word of the day: Stoßlüften

German word of the day: Fuchsteufelswild
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German word of the day: Fuchsteufelswild

German word of the day: Das Unwort
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German word of the day: Das Unwort

German word of the day: Die Kehrwoche
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German word of the day: Die Kehrwoche

German word of the day: Der Ursprung
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German word of the day: Der Ursprung

German word of the day: Die Auffassungsgabe
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German word of the day: Die Auffassungsgabe

German word of the day: Die Sollbruchstelle
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German word of the day: Die Sollbruchstelle

German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsgans
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German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsgans

German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsbäckerei
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German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsbäckerei

German word of the day: Die Bescherung
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German word of the day: Die Bescherung

German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen
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German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen

German word of the day: Die Ankerzentren

German word of the day: Die Ankerzentren

German word of the day: Die Funklochrepublik
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German word of the day: Die Funklochrepublik

German word of the day: Heißzeit
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German word of the day: Heißzeit

German word of the day: Schusselig
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German word of the day: Schusselig

German Word of the Day: Der Faulpelz
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German Word of the Day: Der Faulpelz

German word of the day: Reibekuchen
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German word of the day: Reibekuchen

German word of the day: Der Glühwein
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German word of the day: Der Glühwein

German word of the day: Das Hüftgold
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German word of the day: Das Hüftgold

German word of the day: Der Zugzwang
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German word of the day: Der Zugzwang

German word of the day: Das Luftschloss
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German word of the day: Das Luftschloss

German word of the day: Lebensmüde
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German word of the day: Lebensmüde

German word of the day: Die Sehnsucht

German word of the day: Die Sehnsucht

German word of the day: Das Bratkartoffelverhältnis

German word of the day: Das Bratkartoffelverhältnis

German word of the day: Krass

German word of the day: Krass

German word of the day: Der Fleischesser

German word of the day: Der Fleischesser

German phrase of the day: Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof

German phrase of the day: Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof

German word of the day: Der Erbsenzähler

German word of the day: Der Erbsenzähler

German word of the day: Der Warmduscher

German word of the day: Der Warmduscher

German Word of the Day: Schwarzfahren

German Word of the Day: Schwarzfahren

German word of the day: Die Zechprellerei

German word of the day: Die Zechprellerei

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

German Word of the Day: Das Fingerspitzengefühl

German Word of the Day: Das Fingerspitzengefühl

German Word of the Day: Das Fernweh

German Word of the Day: Das Fernweh

German Word of the Day: Die Schnapsidee

German Word of the Day: Die Schnapsidee

German Word of the Day: Der Schmarrn

German Word of the Day: Der Schmarrn

German Word of the Day: Der Erzähler

German Word of the Day: Der Erzähler

German Word of the Day: Das Backpfeifengesicht

German Word of the Day: Das Backpfeifengesicht

German Word of the Day: Der Ohrwurm

German Word of the Day: Der Ohrwurm

German Word of the Day: Die Gretchenfrage

German Word of the Day: Die Gretchenfrage

German Word of the Day: Fremdschämen

German Word of the Day: Fremdschämen

German Word of the Day: Das Kopfkino

German Word of the Day: Das Kopfkino

German Word of the Day: Die Torschlusspanik

German Word of the Day: Die Torschlusspanik

German Word of the Day: Die Gemütlichkeit
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German Word of the Day: Die Gemütlichkeit

German Word of the Day: Der Schmetterling

German Word of the Day: Der Schmetterling

German Word of the Day: Bummeln

German Word of the Day: Bummeln

German Word of the Day: Der Dreikäsehoch

German Word of the Day: Der Dreikäsehoch

German Word of the Day: Die Zweisamkeit

German Word of the Day: Die Zweisamkeit

German Word of the Day: Der Futterneid

German Word of the Day: Der Futterneid

German Word of the Day: Der Weltschmerz

German Word of the Day: Der Weltschmerz

German phrase of the day: Nach und nach

German phrase of the day: Nach und nach

German word of the day: Die Menschentraube

German word of the day: Die Menschentraube

German word of the day: Der Filmriss

German word of the day: Der Filmriss

German word of the day: Der Trotzkopf

German word of the day: Der Trotzkopf

German word of the day: Die Dunkelziffer

German word of the day: Die Dunkelziffer

German phrase of the day: Leben in die Bude bringen

German phrase of the day: Leben in die Bude bringen

German word of the day: Unheimlich

German word of the day: Unheimlich

German word of the day: Die Augenweide

German word of the day: Die Augenweide

German word of the day: Gebongt

German word of the day: Gebongt

German word of the day: Die Affenhitze

German word of the day: Die Affenhitze

German word of the day: Alter

German word of the day: Alter

German Advent word of the day: Das Lametta

German Advent word of the day: Das Lametta

German Advent word of the day: Das Christkind

German Advent word of the day: Das Christkind

German Advent word of the day: Der Krampus

German Advent word of the day: Der Krampus

German Advent word of the day: Der Nussknacker

German Advent word of the day: Der Nussknacker

German Word of the Day: Die Wende

German Word of the Day: Die Wende

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