and welcome to our German Word of the Day and today we’ll have a look at the meaning of:
And just as it can happen in a real German class, so it can happen here: an unannounced quiz… hooray. But unless you’re a tuna you won’t be graded… badum tish.
So… Which if the following origin stories of zwar is correct:
- it comes from the Polish word zwał that means pile
- it is a mumbled, contracted version of zu wahre which means something like to the truth
- it is the short version of this sentence German adolescent boys say all the time “zu wenig Arsch” (“not enough butt”)
Have you picked your mate… I mean made your pick? Cool. Now I’ll tell you the meaning and then you can reconsider :)
So here is what zwar does… Continue reading