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German Language and Culture

The German language is primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as in some parts in northern Italy. Along with their customs and food, these countries’ cultures are intertwined with the language.

Asked in German Language and Culture, Human Origins

What are some German physical traits?

Pretty simple. The original/indigenous people of Germany are Europeans from the central and northern regions. However they are not exclusively limited to that, since Slavs also inhabitated parts of eastern Germany. Thus the physical features/ traits would be similar to North and Central Europeans in most cases. As a whole Germans belong to the light and blond branch of Europeans, however this varies greatly. The so-called Nordic type linked to a tallish stature, slender build, longish head shape, strong chin, narrow features, a...
Asked in Germany, German Language and Culture

What are examples of Germanic languages?

West Germanic = German, Dutch, English, Afrikaans, Yiddish, Yola (extinct branch of middle English) North Germanic = Danish, Swedish, Norwegian East Germanic (extinct branch) = Vandalic, Burgundian, Crimean Gothic. See the links below for more information. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture

In Germany what does kindle mean?

There is no word meaning kindle in German. UNLESS, you're from southwestern Germany and call a child Kindle. Kind means child, and the local dialect/accent/slang (whatever you'd technically call it) adds "le" at the end of words to make them cute. Like "chen" in German or "ito" in Spanish. ...
Asked in Germany, German Language and Culture, English to German

When is the German holiday Fasching?

Fasching is not strictly - or legally - a holiday. Fasching (derived from the word Fastnacht - night of fasting) traditionally began in German speaking countries on January 6 (Epiphany) and lasted until Ash Wednesday. Since the 19th Century the Fasching period (also known as the fifth season) has been extended backwards to start on 11 November at 11 minutes past 11 (11/11, 11:11) to include the carnevals that take place in northern Germany. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture, German to English

What does the German word Sontag mean?

Sonntag (masculine, der Sonntag) is the German word for Sunday. It is the last day of the week in the German calendar, which begins with Monday. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture, English to German

What is the German word for east?

The German word for the compass direction "east" is "osten". ANSWER Litterally translated the German word for east is "Ost". But, according to the sense of a sentence it can become "Osten". Please look at the following examples: 1 -The house is exposed to the east: das Haus liegt nach Osten; 2 -The border between east and West: die Grenze zwischen Ost und West; 3 -The people of east: die Voelker des Ostens; 4 -Coming from East: aus dem ostens kommen; 5 - East Berlin: Ost Berlin. It's...
Asked in German Language and Culture

What do Germans do in their free time?

they participate in clubs
Asked in History of Germany, Germany, German Language and Culture, Flags

What does the colors in the German flag represent?

The colours represent the Uniforms of the Lützow Freikorps.The Lützower Freikorps were fighters to free Germany from napoleons occupation. Those fighters were mostly students. They had black uniforms with red borders and golden buttons. Those students made flags with the colors black, red and gold in order to demonstrate for freedom and democracy. Those colors became the symbol of Germany's uprising. ...
Asked in Food & Cooking, German Language and Culture

How do you pronounce kuchen?

If you mean the German word for to cook then it is pronounce koo-chen where the ch is in the throat like the ch in loch. ...
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, German Language and Culture

Where did oktoberfest start?

Oktoberfest was first celebrated in Munich, Germany. The first festival was to publicly celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen with a horse race. It was so sucessful that they decided to celebrate it again the next year, and it eventually became the yearly event that it is today. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture, German to English

What is the word 'liebchen' when translated from German to English?

German-English translation means sweetheart or dear. Breaking the word down, "Liebe" is the German word for love, and "-chen" is a diminutive suffix used to denote smallness. Sometimes you see "-chen" on the ends of a child's name (or nickname) to show affection (i.e Hänschen). While sweetheart or dear is an accurate English equivalent, a more literal translation of Liebchen would be "little love". ...
Asked in Europe, German Language and Culture, English to German

How many people in Denmark speak German?

Only about 40,000-60,000 Danish speak German.
Asked in German Language and Culture

What does the word Reinhardt mean in German?

It could mean pure deer but things change over hundreds of years.
Asked in Languages and Cultures, German Language and Culture, English to German

What is the longest word in the German language?

German is a so-called "agglutinative" language. That means it is perfectly legitimate to string together related words that describe a particular person, thing, or situation and thus create a brand-new compound word. In some circles it's considered to be a bit of a linguistic sport to try to come up with ever-longer compounds. So in that sense, there isn't an official longest word. A "simple", if somewhat artificial, example: Fernseher = television set (from fern = far, sehen = to see) Farbe =...
Asked in German Language and Culture

What is the story 'geschichte ohne moral' about?

A man who killed his family and himself
Asked in Germany, German Language and Culture

What is the value of an german beersteins?

Generally beer steins are not worth very much. They can be bought in an American department store for about fifteen dollars. If you have a beer stein made out of precious metal or gems or if it celebrates a particular event it might be worth more. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture, English to German

What does the German word 'Verloren' mean?

'Lost' is the exact meaning of the german word ' Verloren' .
Asked in German Language and Culture, Physics

What is Sitz Preuss Akad Wiss?

Sitz Preuss Akad Wiss is a shortened version of the title of the journal Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin Proceedings of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin ...
Asked in Movies, German Language and Culture

What kinds of movies do Germans like?

Germans tend to like action, drama and comedies. They watch more American films than any other. ...
Asked in German Language and Culture

What is the oktoberfest?

The first"Oktoberfest"(Wies'n) was in Munich, on October 12, 1810, It commemorated the marriage of Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe - Hildburghausen (who's name was then given to the "Theresienwiese" (the grounds on which the festival is held) It also coincides with the more traditional "Erntedankefest" (Thanksgiving). The "Oktoberfest" starts 16 days before the second weekend in October. The "Erntedankefest" is celebrated on the first weekend in October. The"Oktoberfest"is the biggest "folks Festival" in the world. It attracted over seven million visitors in 2007. The...