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Old 03-15-2014, 09:17 PM   #101 (permalink)
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sometimes you have 7 words for the same ****ing thing.
And then you don't have a word for "Schadenfreude", and just call it Schadenfreude, lol
You don't make a difference between "Torte" and "Kuchen" and call it BOTH cake. I mean - what the ****?!
You have no word for Kummerspeck(eating when sad), no word for fremdschämen(feeling ashamed for another person's behaviour),
no word for a Rabenmutter (a bad mother), and you don't even have a word for very lucky or very unlucky people: "Glückspilz"(luckmushroom) and "Pechvogel"(misfortunebird)
also you don't know what "verschlimmbessern" is, which is the act to try to make something better, but making it worse instead.
O M G! Right?
Yeah, English is pretty quirky. I think a lot of the time there isn't an exact match because in English, you use two seperate words, whereas in German, you use two words but make them into one! Which I personally love.
Most of the time, we refer to food with its foreign name. Kummerspeck: Do you really need one? I think there is one for fremdschämen. What it is escapes me. As for a Rabenmutter... we just call her a bad mother.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:17 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Also do you know the song "Du hast"? I have the english version and it says "you hate me" but hast is really have, right? And I thought hate was hassen.
Noo "Du hast" means "You have"
In the song it's:
"Du hast mich gefragt und ich hab nichts gesagt"
which means:
"You have asked me, and I didn't say anything"

I know where the confusion comes from.
An untrained ear could hear the words "Du hasst mich",
which means "You hate me"
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Ok then, let's see...
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sometimes you have 7 words for the same ****ing thing.
THIS from a people who can't decide if the sea is male, female or neither!
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And then you don't have a word for "Schadenfreude", and just call it Schadenfreude, lol
Ain't that "shameful joy"? Also known as "being a prick"
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You don't make a difference between "Torte" and "Kuchen" and call it BOTH cake. I mean - what the ****?!
This you need to explain. What is torte (tart?) and kuche? We have hundreds of different cakes...

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You have no word for Kummerspeck(eating when sad)
No. We call that "eating when sad"
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, no word for fremdschämen(feeling ashamed for another person's behaviour),
Embarassment?

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no word for a Rabenmutter (a bad mother),
Crack whore?
and you don't even have a word for
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very lucky or very unlucky people: "Glückspilz"(luckmushroom) and "Pechvogel"(misfortunebird)
Yeah we do: lucky bastards and unlucky bastards
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also you don't know what "verschlimmbessern" is, which is the act to try to make something better, but making it worse instead.
It's called trying to help, or digging a deeper hole.
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O M G! Right?
See, in English we use more than one word to describe a thing, action or person, so we may not have one word as you do like schawdenwotsit but we call it two things. That's how English mostly works.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Yeah, English is pretty quirky. I think a lot of the time there isn't an exact match because in English, you use two seperate words, whereas in German, you use two words but make them into one! Which I personally love.
Most of the time, we refer to food with its foreign name. Kummerspeck: Do you really need one? I think there is one for fremdschämen. What it is escapes me. As for a Rabenmutter... we just call her a bad mother.
And we call her a ravenmother. BAM! poetic language! BaBAM!

nope. you don't have a word for fremdschämen, sadly.
Look for yourself:
Englisch - Deutsch Wörterbuch - leo.org: Startseite

edit: Leider konnten wir zu Ihrem Suchbegriff fremdschämen keine Übersetzung finden.

this means: "Unfortunately we couldn't find a translation to the word fremdschämen"
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No Problem. Just send it to me, and I'll translate it.


Hmm..Now I got an "Ohrwurm" (and again sth you don't have a word for..)
It's a song that gets stuck in your head and won't leave...
google says i should say "catchy tune", but that's not the same..
it's not just a catchy tune, it's something that'll stay in my brain and it out from the inside..
Almost the very same: earworm
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nope. you don't have a word for fremdschämen, sadly.
Darn. We all know the feeling, though!
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:35 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Ok then, let's see...

THIS from a people who can't decide if the sea is male, female or neither!
yeah, because we're poetic. which rules the seven seas!

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Ain't that "shameful joy"? Also known as "being a prick"
Yeah, that's shameful joy. But sadly, shameful joy is 2 words, instead of one...

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This you need to explain. What is torte (tart?) and kuche? We have hundreds of different cakes...
no no, a tart is an Obstkuchen. Which is a fruitcake...nono, we make a difference, between ...ok a "Torte" is based on cream, and a "Kuchen" is more solid and based on flour.


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No. We call that "eating when sad"
Again..sadly, you need 3 words, we need one.

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Embarassment?
No, because you can be embarassed for what you have done as well.
fremdschämen implicates, that another one is embarassing for you.

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Crack whore?
Well...doesn't really implicate crack, lol


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Yeah we do: lucky bastards and unlucky bastards
Again...two words.

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It's called trying to help, or digging a deeper hole.
hmm..ya kinda, still it's 4 words.
But "verschlimmbessern" (literally "to badbetter") implicates that you want to do good, but end up makin it worse.

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See, in English we use more than one word to describe a thing, action or person, so we may not have one word as you do like schawdenwotsit but we call it two things. That's how English mostly works.
I love your fake German
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Almost the very same: earworm
Oh, I thought earworm means the animal "Ohrwurm" :/
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Also what does schwuler-ah mean
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:45 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Also what does schwuler-ah mean
"schwul" means "gay",
"ein Schwuler" is "a gay",
but it's not insulting.
If you want to be insulting,
then it's "eine Schwuchtel"


that... "-" thingy does not exist in german.
there are no words linked by a "-"
it's called a "Gedankenstrich" (mind-dash),
which means it's only used to make your sentences look cooler :P
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