Favorite German Words


Das Krümelmonster = literally, the crumb monster, as in the cookie monster of Sesamstrasse, the German language production of the US kid’s show Sesame Street. It has been running on German TV since 1973. The theme song is “Der, die, das, wer, wie, was, wieso, weshalb, warum, wer nicht fragt, bleibt dumm!”, almost literally translating to This, this and that, who, how, what, why, why and why – those who don’t ask stay dumb!”. I guess we all watched this as toddlers. “Magst du Kekseeee?” 🙂