Every Friday, Germany.info and The Week in Germany highlight a different "Word of the Week" in the German language that may serve to surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers. Access our archive here!

  • Apr 21, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Augenblick

    Augenblick

    If you're familiar with German, you've surely heard the phrase "einen Augenblick!" But an Augenblick (literally "eye-glance") is usually a longer period of time than the word suggests.

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  • Apr 13, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Blumenpracht

    Blumenpracht

    If you visit a small town in Germany in the spring or summer, we're sure you'll see at least one beautiful Blumenpracht on someone's balcony. That's because Germans love to show off their flower displays!

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  • Apr 7, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Lebenskunst

    Lebenskunst

    Is your life as beautiful as a painting in an art gallery? Then you have mastered Lebenskunst - "the art of living well"!

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  • Mar 31, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Frühlingsbote

    Frühlingsbote

    How can you tell that spring is around the corner? For some, it's the weather forecast. But for others, it's the Frühlingsbote.

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  • Mar 24, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Biergartenwetter

    Biergartenwetter

    What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!

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