Wordie: My list of German words

So it turns out I really like Wordie. Don’t use it every day, just occasionally when I come across a word that’s worth capturing.

For what it’s worth, here’s the list of currently 60 German words that I have collected over the past year or so:

  • Abendbrot
  • Alltag
  • Angesicht
  • Antlitz
  • Apfelkitsche
  • Blödsinn
  • Brötchen
  • Butterbrot
  • Currywurst
  • doch
  • Ebenbild
  • edel
  • Edelnutte
  • Eselsbrücke
  • Fimmel
  • frohgemut
  • futschikato
  • Gartenzwerg
  • Glanz
  • Goldjunge
  • Griesgram
  • Halunke
  • Heidschnucke
  • Heimat
  • Huckepack
  • Huld
  • Hupkonzert
  • inniglich
  • Kandiszucker
  • knatschig
  • Knilch
  • knorke
  • Knäppchen
  • Lebkuchen
  • Lückenbüßer
  • Mumpitz
  • Rabauke
  • Schelm
  • Schlawiner
  • Schlingel
  • schmunzeln
  • Schnitte
  • Schrottplatz
  • Schweinehund
  • Spekulatius
  • Stulle
  • Totalverlust
  • Tuppes
  • üppig
  • verboten
  • verwunschen
  • Verzierung
  • wacker
  • Wiegenlied
  • woll
  • Wonneproppen
  • wonnich
  • Wunderkind
  • Zugzwang
  • Zwieback

I’m not going into patterns here (I see quite a few), but one thing they all seem to have in common is that they are hard — for me, at least — to translate into English without losing that certain something that makes them special to me as a native.

While this list of words is closed (you can view it but only I can add to it), here’s a fun one I recently started: Political pet names (feel free to add your favorite insults).

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