German is weird: A blog about the curiosities of the German language

German Is Weird: Crazy Words von Arschkarte bis Zielwasser - from "ass card" to "aiming water"

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Zahnfleisch: The German word for gums literally translates to “tooth flesh“

Zahnfleisch

Well, you won’t disagree that this is another one of these words that makes perfect sense if you think about it. It simply describes the fleshy tissue surrounding your teeth. Ergo: tooth flesh.

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German is weird: Fun Facts and Trivia about the German language

This blog is a love letter to the curiosities of the German language that give it its poetic and, at times, oddly humorous qualities.

German Is Weird: Crazy Words von Arschkarte bis Zielwasser - from "ass card" to "aiming water"

The “German Is Weird” book is now available: order here!

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