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Long German Words

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The German language is renowned for its very long words. This notable characteristic comes from the tendency to combine two or more words into one word, known as compound nouns in English. German speakers often make up such words on their own, so they are not always found in a dictionary. Here are a couple lengthy German words and their rough translations:

  • Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung
    Once chosen as the word of the year.
    Postponement of the repeat runoff of the presidential election.
  • Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz
    A name given for an EU law concerning how beef labels are monitored.
    The word was retired when EU laws changed.
  • Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister
    Head district chimney sweep
  • Kaftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung
    Motor vehicle liability insurance
  • Handschuhschneeballwerfer
    Gloved snowball thrower

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German is the second-most widely spoken language of the European Union, coming in right after English in popularity. German is one of the official languages of a number of European countries, including Austria, Belgium, parts of Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, and of course, Germany. Across the globe, there are more than 229 million German speakers. This makes learning the German language a popular and practical choice for both business and travel.

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