Traditional German pretzel and beer.

German Fun Facts

In everyday lives, we have translations available from one language to another for almost every word we use.

But do you know that certain German words cannot be translated into any other language? Go on and read more interesting german fun facts.

German Fun Facts

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Most of the languages either have no gender or have two defined genders, males and females. However, the German language has 3 defined genders – males, females, and neutral.
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A peculiar thing about the German language is that all the nouns in this language are written in Capital letters as a compulsion.
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The word ‘customer’ was derived from the Latin word ‘consuetudinem’. It is written as ‘gogaeg' in Korean while in German, a customer is addressed as ‘der Kunde’.
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We all love gifts, but in German, the word 'gift' has an entirely different meaning. In German, the word ‘gift’ means poison or toxic.
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The word ‘appointment’ was derived from an Old French word, ‘apointer’. It is written as ‘appuntamento’ in Italian while in German, an appointment is called ‘der Termin’.
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The word ‘thank you' has been derived from the Latin word ‘ tongere’. In German, it is written as ‘Danke’,
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The word that describes the German-English hybrid words is ‘Denglish’. Such words have come up due to the mix of the two cultures, English-speaking people and German-speaking people.
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Numbers are written differently in different languages. For example, the number ‘48’ is written as ‘Achtenveertig’ in German, as ‘quarante huit’ in French, and as ‘quarantotto’ in Italian.
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Every color has a unique name in every language. For instance, in German, ‘pink’ is known as ‘rosa’, ‘blue’ is known as ‘blau’ and ‘black’ is known as ‘schwarz’.
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The world’s largest dictionary in German was published in the year 1838. It was written by Brothers Grimm and is known as ‘Deutsches Wörterbuch’.

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