7 German Words and Phrases That Sound Funny in English (full-size image below)

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Seven German Words and Phrases That Sound Funny in English
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GEIL

The literal translation of the word means horny. However, thanks to slang, it also means cool or great. So one could say that my cooking is really horny.

KUMMERSPECK

“grief bacon” This describes the state of overeating due to stress and/or anxiety.  I eat a lot of bacon even when I don’t have stress. So I guess this doesn’t apply to me.

BACKPFEIFENGESICHT

This literally translates to “back pipe face”. It means that someone has a face that looks like it needs a good slap. Ouch!

HANDSCHUHSCHNEEBALLWERFER

“Someone who wears gloves and throws snow balls” Basically, every troll who posts mean comments online. If I ever get a mean or unfair comment, I’m going to accuse them of wearing gloves and throwing snowballs.

OHRWURM

“ear worm” The next time you get a song stuck in your head, you can say that you have an ear worm. (Everyone will totally understand what you mean.)

INNERER SCHWEINEHUND

Your “inner pig dog”. It’s basically that little voice in the back of your head that comes up with excuses as to why it’s okay to stay home and skip the gym.

WELTSCHMERZ

“world pain” This is used to describe the feeling when something in the world doesn’t live up to your expectations.

Seven German Words and Phrases That Sound Funny in English

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