Advent Calendar 13- Ety-Hmmmm-ology

Written By: Emanuel Updated: December 9, 2020



Hi everyone,

it’s Sunday, the third Advent and after the depressingly hard quiz a few days ago, it’s time for … another quiz that might be really depressing.
Hooray! Best third Advent ever.
And this is actually a new kind of quiz and it’s about

Etymology (I know at least one person who is yawning right now ;)

Here’s how it works – I’ll give you a German word and four English words and you have to deduce/guess/research which of them is NOT related to the German word.
Let’s do an example:

der Tisch (the table)

  1. disk
  2. dish
  3. desk
  4. dash

The correct answer here is dash, because that’s the one that’s NOT related to Tisch. All the other three are.
Now, this one was actually a bit easier than the ones in the actual quiz. But of course the idea is not that you just guess.
So I have tried to have the three related words all have a common theme.
Try to look for the word that doesn’t fit in with the others.
And if you want, you can also get yourself a little hint for each question – usually it’s the core theme you have to look for.

And in teh answers, I’ll give you a brief explanation of the “logic” for each word.

As I said, we’ve not done this type of quiz before, so I am not sure if it’s to difficult or not, but I hope it’s fun.
So… viel Spaß :)


Let me know in the comments how you liked it and how you did. And if course if you have any questions about any of the words.
Have a great day and bis morgen :)

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