Word of the Day – “schüchtern”

Written By: Emanuel Updated: July 27, 2023

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of The Week, this time, with a look at a word that can even give fluent learners a sobering reality check about pronunciation:

schüchtern

 

I mean, come on… it might not be as bad as Eichhörnchen or that one infamous metro station in Berlin that contains these consonants:

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(Leave a comment, if you know what I mean ;).

But schüchtern is definitely a one of those words that can make you feel shy about your pronunciation.
Which is a perfect match because schüchtern actually means shy.

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