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Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 29 Jan 2020, 5:18pm
by Cyril Haearn
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?

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 9:28am
by Cyril Haearn
Flossschifffahrtmuseum
Museum of rafting
3xs, 3xf

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 10:25am
by Morzedec
I get trouble when buying a train ticket to Par: think I'll give Germany a miss.

Happy days,

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 2:22pm
by nez
Debs wrote:Brot - The german word with the longest chew over

The winner!

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 12:41pm
by Debs
How the longest German word came into use....


Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 6 Jul 2020, 3:28pm
by Cyril Haearn
Niederschoeneweide (lower beautiful meadow) is a district in Berlin

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

German 'humour', minusplus? :wink:

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 6 Jul 2020, 5:09pm
by simonineaston
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.

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 6:55pm
by Cyril Haearn
Can anyone suggest an English translation for 'Mittelgebirge', middle-sized mountains? Fells? Munros?

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 10:50am
by Cyril Haearn
'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

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 17 Sep 2020, 6:08pm
by cyclop
Obergruppenfuhrerhygeinisherwasserkurchenmann.......chief cook and bottlewasher,me. :wink:

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 6:01pm
by mumbojumbo
Borussiamunchengladbachsupportersunionsecretary

AKA Fritx the Cat

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 7:33pm
by [XAP]Bob
Still not as long as the longest English word

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 7:11pm
by Cyril Haearn
'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 :?

Re: what is the longest German word?

Posted: 29 Oct 2020, 9:06pm
by Cyril Haearn
Stosslueftung
=
Full-monty ventilation

German windows are very good, airtight, so this dreadful custom has emerged: open all windows as wide as possible, leave them open until the room is much too cold, then keep them closed all day, soon the room is much too hot :?
So one then opens them all again..