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The Longest German word (Crazy!)

The German language is know for its loooooong words and it might seem confusing at first. German has the ability to string words together to form new vocabulary. Most languages, even English, do this to some extent, but German seems to be particularly suited for it. Mark Twain once said: “Some German words are so long that they have a perspective.”But it actually is very systematic and you can learn it with ease.

Longest German Word
Longest German Word

You won’t believe how long some of the words are. Watch our video below and read the text to learn these fun long words. Cam you memorize the longest German word?

The short word “pen”, penna in Italian or pluma in Spanish, has a lot more syllables in German: “Kugelschreiber“ and translates directly to “ball scriber“.

There are even words with 3, 4, or 5 words added one after the other.
Like Haarschmuckfachgeschäft – Hair Ornament Specialty Store.

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung – is no complicated chemical or law term, it simply means speed limit. Geschwindigkeit – speed and Begrenzung – limit.
The probably longest German word is: Rindfleischettikierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
This is a law that refers to the correct labelling of beef.
See you soon in class and until then you can practice the word: Eichhörnchen.



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