"Nouns"



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

In this episode:

The fun world of doing the dishes in German. We'll learn words like pot, pan or plate and more importantly, we'll learn the phrasings for cleaning them :)

Vocabulary:

der Abwasch, abwaschen, waschen, Pfanne, Topf

Abwasch, der

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art vs Art

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We all know, German is full of exceptions. Today, we'll look the German word for it and learn about the prefix verb it comes from.

Vocabulary:

die Ausnahme, ausnehmen, rausnehmen, ausnahmsweise, ausgenommen

Ausnahme, die

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A good "Ausrede" is what you need if you haven't done your homework. Today, we'll learn what it is, how it's different to Entschuldigung and some more good stuff :)

Vocabulary:

die Ausrede, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, ausreden (lassen), sich rausreden

Ausrede, die

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Bar

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A quick look at the meaning of "Bescheid", how to use "Bescheid sagen" in daily life and what it has to do with being humble.

Vocabulary:

der Bescheid, Bescheid sagen, bescheiden, die Bescheidenheit

Bescheid

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A fun look at the word "das Bild" and how its core idea formed (hint, hint) all the cool, useful related words - more than just a picture :)

Vocabulary:

das Bild, bilden, sich bilden, ausbilden, die Bildung, die Ausbildung, sich einbilden

Bild, das

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Blatt, das

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Bock is a male goat. And it's a really useful, super common word in colloquial German. Today, we'll find out why and what "Hast du Bock" and "kein Bock" mean :)

Vocabulary:

der Bock, Bock machen, Bock haben, verbocken, Bockbier, Bock auf Bier

Bock, der

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A fun look at "die Brille", the German word for glasses, and its various compounds that range from dreams to toilets.

Vocabulary:

die Brille, aufsetzen, absetzen, die Sonnenbrille, die Klobrille,

Brille, die

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We'll take a look at the false friends "craft" and "Kraft" and how they got so confusing. And we'll explore the family of "Kraft" a bit and learn cool new words.

Vocabulary:

die Kraft, kräftig, die Stärke, die Schwerkraft, KFZ

craft vs Kraft

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Decke means cover. And under that cover we … ahem… discover a whole bunch of useful nouns and verbs. Today, we’ll cover all those and more :)

Vocabulary:

die Decke, der Deckel, die Deckung, decken, zudecken, bedecken, entdecken

Decke, die

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der Vogel

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A fun look at the meaning of the umlaut-monster die Mühe and the effort you have to make to say making an effort in German. Also: a really dumb pun with cows.

Vocabulary:

die Mühe, mühelos, sich Mühe geben, sich bemühen

die Mühe

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die Stimme

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A fun look at the meaning of "der Drang", the difference to "der Zwang" and the cool related words like "dringend" that we can find in the family.

Vocabulary:

der Drang, der Zwang, eindringen, aufdringlich, dringend, drängeln, abdrängen

Drang, der

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Enttäuschung is disappointment. Täuschung is deception. Today, we'll learn why this makes perfect sense, how to be disappointed in German and what that has to do with trading.

Vocabulary:

die Enttäuschung, enttäuschen, tauschen, täuschen, handeln

Enttäuschung, die

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A fun look at the meaning of "die Erfahrung" and if really has something to do with "fahren" (to drive). Also: the difference between erfahren and erleben.

Vocabulary:

die Erfahrung, erfahren (verb), erfahren (adjective), erleben, das Erlebnis

Erfahrung, die

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Faulpelz is a colloquial word for, well, all of us sometimes. Today, we'll learn what it means and that lazy has to do with foul in German :)

Vocabulary:

faul, der Pelz, faulenzen, faulig, verfaulen

Faulpelz

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"Feierabend" is one of the best things ever. But English doesn't even have a word for it. A fun look at what it means and how to use it :)

Vocabulary:

feiern, der Feierabend, der Urlaub, die Freizeit

Feierabend

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A fascinating boat ride along the stream of German Fluss-words #usefulAF. Also: surprising connections to English - I’m just saying flood, influence and flight ;)

Vocabulary:

der Fluss, flüssig, überflüssig, der Einfluss, beeinflussen, fließen, fliegen, fliehen,

Fluss, der

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A fun look at the family of the German word "der Grund" and the connection between ground and reason.

Vocabulary:

der Grund, aufgrund, grundsätzlich, gründen,begründen

Grund, der

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A Hammer is a tool. And in German it's an adjective that'll help you ... ahem... nail the slang :). Today, we’ll find out what hammer means and how to use it.

Vocabulary:

hammer-, Schere, Zange, hammergut, hammerteuer

Hammer, der

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A fun look at the German word "der Hosenstall" and why it’s perfect for an April’s fools prank. Also: some more or less useful words :)

Vocabulary:

die Hose, der Stall, der Reißverschluss, auf sein

Hosenstall

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Today, we’ll climb to the top of Mount Klammer together. The higher we get, the more useful related words we can see :). Also: surprise relations to English #jawdrop

Vocabulary:

die Klammer, klammern, ausklammern, klemmen, klettern, kleben

Klammer, die

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A fun look at Kostehäppchen - an awesome little treat before a meal. Also: the weird double meaning of “kosten” and the difference to “probieren”.

Vocabulary:

kosten, kostbar, kostenlos, probieren, der Bissen

Kostehäppchen

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We'll take a look at the word "der Kummer", its cool compounds and the verb "sich kümmern um" (to take care of). It’ll be cumbersome… I mean, it’ll be fun :)

Vocabulary:

der Kummer, Liebeskummer, sich kümmern um

Kummer, der

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Kunde means customer. But also knowledge. And kündigen mean to fire someone. Today, we’ll find out what connects all those and learn some more cool words.

Vocabulary:

der Kunde, sich erkundigen,kündigen, ankündigen, die Kündigung, die Urkunde

Kunde

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A 110% non-boring look at the German word for boredom, why it's important not to say you're "langweilig" and a couple of glances at die Laune and die Stimmung.

Vocabulary:

die Langeweile, gelangweilt, langweilig, die Stimmung, die Laune

Langeweile, die

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Laune, die

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Languages are full of onomatopoeia. Today, we’ll look at the German word for that, which is much more poetic, and we’ll learn a few German ono-thingies :)

Vocabulary:

laut, der Laut, der Klang, die Malerei

Lautmalerei, die

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A quick and fun look at the word Liebling and at how to say “my favorite” in German. Because there's a very common mistake lurking. Also: some names :)

Vocabulary:

lieb, der Liebling, Lieblings-, der Schatz

Liebling

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A fun look at the noun "der Lohn" and how to say “It’s worth it” in German. Oh, and a look at the difference between Lohn and Gehalt #boring

Vocabulary:

der Lohn, sich lohnen, belohnen, das Gehalt

Lohn, der

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A quick, fun look at the German word "die Lücke", its relatives and how they relate it relates to the English word ____ (put your guess here :).

Vocabulary:

die Lücke, lückenhaft, das Loch, gähnen

Lücke, die

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We travel to the core of "das Mittel" and see what on earth the word middle has to do with remedy and learn loads of useful words with "Mitte" in them :)

Vocabulary:

die Mitte, das Mittel, mittel-, vermitteln

Mittel, das

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By itself, der Mut means courage. But there are countless useful compounds where this doesn't really fit. Today, we'll find out all about that cool family.

Vocabulary:

der Mut, -mut, übermütig, gutmütig, Unmut, Demut,Armut, vermuten

Mut, der

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Nase Special, die

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We’ll look at the family of die Not and find lots of necessary words - literally :).

Vocabulary:

die Not, notwendig, nötig, benötigen, der Notfall

Not, die

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"Raum" is the German brother of "room" and the nouns and verbs based on it fill up a big room. Today, we'll go in and tidy up a the chaos :)

Vocabulary:

der Raum, Raum-, das Zimmer, räumen, aufräumen, umräumen

Raum, der

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We'll look at the meaning of 'Reiz' and 'reizen', see what they have to do with nerves and we'll learn quite a few common phrasings and expressions.

Vocabulary:

der Reiz, reizen, gereizt, reizend, Hautreizung

Reiz, der

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A fun look at the German word ‘Rücken', the verb 'rücken' and why 'verrückt' means 'crazy'. Also: lots of prefix verbs :)

Vocabulary:

der Rücken, zurück, rückwärts, Rück-, rücken, abrücken, verrückt

Rücken

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We’ll look at the word ‘der Schein’ and see what sunshine has to do with appearance and money #mindblow. And we’ll talk about the verb ‘scheinen’, and when to use it.

Vocabulary:

der Schein, scheinbar, Geldschein, Sonnenschein, scheinen, glänzen, leuchten

Schein, der

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A fun look at the meaning of der Schnupfen and other words you need when you have a German cold.

Vocabulary:

der Schnupfen, die Erkältung, schnauben, der Husten, das Tuch, der Rotz

Schnupfen, der

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A fun look at the meaning of the super German sounding word die Schranke and what French fries have to do with limits, your closet and your arms.

Vocabulary:

die Schranke, der Schrank, das Regal, schräg, einschränken, beschränken

Schranke, die

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A fun look at the meaning of "die Schuld" and its family, a nice theory why Germans don’t like having debt and a super surprising connection to English. #OMG

Vocabulary:

die Schuld, schuldig, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, Schulden

Schuld, die

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Schwarm, der

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A thrilling look at the meanings of ‘die Spannung’ its many related verbs and the low down on how to say ‘relaxed’ and ‘excited’ in German.Also: surprise relations to English.

Vocabulary:

die Spannung, gespannt, spannend, die Anspannung, entspannen

Spannung, die

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A fun look at the meaning of “der Spaß”, the various idiomatic phrasings like “Spaß machen” or “viel Spaß” and we’ll learn how to say “It was fun.” in German (#notLikeEnglish)

Vocabulary:

der Spaß, Spaß machen, Spaß haben, aus Spaß, Spaß verstehen, bespaßen

Spaß, der

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A fun look at the family of "der Staub", which goes all the way from air pollution to bargains. We’ll learn lots of cool, useful words and see some crazy connection to English.

Vocabulary:

der Staub, Staubsauger, staubig, einstauben, abstauben, stöbern, der Dampf, der Duft

Staub, der

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Steuer

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A Taste is a key. Boring. But that's not all. Also on the menu: have a riveting look at the family, stunning relations to English and lots of new cool verbs.

Vocabulary:

die Taste, die Tastatur, abtasten, tasten, anfassen, berühren

Taste, die

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Teil

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A quick look at the meaning of Frühjahrsmüdigkeit - an ailment that many Germans suffer from in spring time, but that is rest of humanity has never heard of :)

Vocabulary:

das Frühjahr, der Frühling, müde, die Müdigkeit

The meaning of Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

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Kater is the German word for a male cat. But it also means hangover. In this article we’ll find out why and how to use it. Also: sore muscles :)

Vocabulary:

der Kater, der Muskelkater, die Katze, verkatert

The meaning of Kater

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A quick look at one of those cool German words that made it onto pretty much all BuzzFeed “German words English should import” lists :).

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The meaning of Ohrwurm, der

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A quick look at the German word der Tisch, its connections to English and its many compound nouns.

Vocabulary:

der Tisch, die Tafel, der Nachtisch

The Second Tisch, der

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Wahl, die

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We'll learn all about the German word "der Wahnsinn" - what it means and how to use it and its relatives in conversation. Special mention: erwähnen :)

Vocabulary:

der Wahnsinn, der Wahn, wahnsinnig, der Verfolgungswahn, wähnen, erwähnen

Wahnsinn, der

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Wesen, das

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Zettel, der

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Zeug, das

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"Ziel" is the German word for "goal". We'll learn where it comes from and what nice related words we can add to our vocabulary.

Vocabulary:

das Ziel, zielen, ziellos, die Zielgruppe, erzielen

Ziel, das

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A fun look at the meaning of the German words for future, what "Zukunft" has to do with "kommen" and what other cool useful words with "-kunft" there are.

Vocabulary:

die Zukunft, die Auskunft, die Ankunft, die Herkunft

Zukunft, die

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A fun look at the origin and meaning of "der Zweck" and its related words.

Vocabulary:

der Zweck, die Zweckehe, die Reißzwecke, bezwecken, zwecks, zwecklos

Zweck, der

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A fun look at "Zweifel" and what the number two has to do with "doubt". Also, we'll learn about how to properly doubt something and how to despair in German :)

Vocabulary:

zweifel, zweifeln, zweifellos, bezweifeln, anzweifeln, verzweifeln

Zweifel, der

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A fun look at how to talk about anger in German with lots of useful phrasings like Ärger machen or Ärger kriegen. And we'll find the neat little particle arg.

Vocabulary:

der Ärger, (sich) ärgern (über), die Wut, wütend, ärgerlich, verärgern, arg

Ärger, der