Favorite German WordsDie Gänsehaut = literally „goose skin“, as in goosebumps, goose flesh,…

Favorite German Words

Die Gänsehaut = literally „goose skin“, as in goosebumps, goose flesh, horripilation, shivers. That feeling and physical skin reaction you get when you‘re either very cold or when someone or something gives you the creeps, the heebie-jeebies. Can sometimes be positive, like when you have a physical/sexual/love reaction to another person, but mostly used as above.

French: peau de l’oie, chair de poule [fig.]

Spanish: piel de gallina [fig.]

Italian: pelle d’oca [fig.]

Portuguese: pele arrepiada

Favorite Germam WordsDie Neugier = literally, “new(s) greed”. :) The tendency to ask questions, to…

Favorite Germam Words

Die Neugier = literally, “new(s) greed”. 🙂 The tendency to ask questions, to explore and to investigate – inquisitiveness and plain curiosity.

Favorite German WordsDas Haustier = literally the „house animal“. As in cats, dogs, bunnies, guinea…

Favorite German Words

Das Haustier = literally the „house animal“. As in cats, dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs, and so on. Animals kept as pets. 🙂

More pets: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/pets

And animals: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/animals

Favorite German WordsDer Dorftrottel = literally, “village idiot”. Moron, hayseed, designated local…

Favorite German Words

Der Dorftrottel = literally, “village idiot”. Moron, hayseed, designated local idiot. 😀

Favorite German WordsDie Spaßbremse = literally, “fun brake”. An uptight person, a party popper….

Favorite German Words

Die Spaßbremse = literally, “fun brake”. An uptight person, a party popper. Someone who can’t relax to just have fun for once. The one person who always comes up with a “but”. Related: Der Spielverderber = literally, “game spoiler”, a slightly dated version of Spaßbremse.

Favorite German WordsDie Kaulquappen (plural) = tadpoles, polliwogs. The little black things that…

Favorite German Words

Die Kaulquappen (plural) = tadpoles, polliwogs. The little black things that turn into frogs.