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jemandem auf die Pelle rücken German Expressions Deutsch Happen

German Expressions: jemandem auf die Pelle rücken

Today’s expression “jemandem auf die Pelle rücken” is somewhat colloquial, but also often used when a person is huffish or annoyed. Let’s break it down.

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German vocabulary dumm

German vocabulary / Wortschatztraining: Synonyms for dumm (dumb)

German vocabulary dummTime for some German vocabulary drill with Deutsch Happen! Today, we concentrate on synonyms that can replace the adjective dumm = dumb, dull.

Below you will find a list of the most common words, categorized as adjectives, nouns etc.that Germans use instead of dumm.

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german vocabulary list cool

Wortschatztraining – German Vocabulary List: cool

german vocabulary list coolIt’s been a while since we last worked on your vocabulary. So let’s do some Wortschatztraining with the following German vocabulary list.

Yesterday, I asked you for both synonyms / Synonyme = bedeutungsgleiche Wörter and antonyms / Antonyme = Gegenteile, Gengenwörter to replace the adjective “cool”.

Cool is a popular choice in German as well, particular among younger people, we do have quite a few German words that express the same.

Here are your numerous answers from Twitter and Facebook.

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German Words for Money

The 20 Most Common German Words for Money

German Words for MoneyGeld regiert die Welt, money makes the world go ’round! Though I don’t necessarily agree with that statement, money undoubtedly has been an integral part of almost every society for a long time and Germany is no exception. Therefore it’s no surprise that there are many words in colloquial German that replace the official term Geld.

Together with the Deutsch Happen and Deutsch Sprechen communities on Facebook we curated the Top 20 words  for money in colloquial German.

Many thanks to all our community members who have contributed to the list!

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Kartoffeln

German Vocabulary List: Potatoes – Kartoffeln

As mentioned in the post about Friedrich II. of Prussia and his Kartoffelbefehl, Germans love potatoes. The spuds are even counted among the Grundnahrungsmittel = staple foods in the German-speaking countries.

Depending on the region you visit or live in the Kartoffel can have other names such as Erdapfel, die Erdäpfel pl., just like the pommes de terre in French. In colloquial German the Kartoffel is also often simply called Knolle (fem.) which is spud or tuber.

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