what is the longest German word?

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Jan 2020, 5:18pm

Debs wrote:Brot - The german word with the longest chew over

Germany has 365 types of bread
France has 365 types of cheese
..
Might be with moving to Strasbourg or Kehl or SCHENGEN to take advantage of both :wink:
365x365 = 133 225
One could have a different cheese sandwich every day for 365 years

What is the shortest German word?
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Mar 2020, 9:28am

Flossschifffahrtmuseum
Museum of rafting
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Morzedec » 11 Mar 2020, 10:25am

I get trouble when buying a train ticket to Par: think I'll give Germany a miss.

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby nez » 11 Mar 2020, 2:22pm

Debs wrote:Brot - The german word with the longest chew over

The winner!

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Debs » 30 Jun 2020, 12:41pm

How the longest German word came into use....


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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Jul 2020, 3:28pm

Niederschoeneweide (lower beautiful meadow) is a district in Berlin

In certain circles it is called 'Niederschweineoede' (lower piggish misery)

German 'humour', minusplus? :wink:
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby simonineaston » 6 Jul 2020, 5:09pm

I have no idea what the longest German word is, but...
My friends who I saw at the week-end have young children and one game they play with their dad is to see how many words they can get out of a longer word, in the example we tried was:
illustration
Chris and the girls got 88, including some proper nouns, plurals and slang words (they are only 6 & 8...) whereas I, with my ex-teacher's hat on, stopped at 110, excluding proper nouns, plurals and slang words.
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jul 2020, 6:55pm

Can anyone suggest an English translation for 'Mittelgebirge', middle-sized mountains? Fells? Munros?
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Sep 2020, 10:50am

'Fahrtwind' is one of my favourites, it denotes the breeze one creates by tootling along, even in still weather
A good word to motivate one to go cycling in hot weather, minusplus
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby cyclop » 17 Sep 2020, 6:08pm

Obergruppenfuhrerhygeinisherwasserkurchenmann.......chief cook and bottlewasher,me. :wink:

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Postby mumbojumbo » 18 Sep 2020, 6:01pm

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Sep 2020, 7:33pm

Still not as long as the longest English word
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Sep 2020, 7:11pm

'Falkplanfalschfalter' is a rather nice insult
= Falk plan wrong folder

Falk Plans are those queer street maps with a complicated three-dimensional fold, a Falschfalter is someone unable or unwilling to furl the map tidily back into the cover :?
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