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German Words Explained

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A joint podcast from AllThingsGerman.net and Pension-Sprachschule.de

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A joint podcast from AllThingsGerman.net and Pension-Sprachschule.de

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German Words Explained

Updated 8 days ago

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A joint podcast from AllThingsGerman.net and Pension-Sprachschule.de

Rank #1: GPRS

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A method of data transfer in mobile phone networks

Sep 03 2009

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Rank #2: Schwibbogen

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A wooden arch-shaped candle holder

Dec 09 2009

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Rank #3: Stasi

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Staatssicherheitsdienst - an organisation in the GDR that monitored its citizens.

Oct 29 2008

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Rank #4: Christi Himmelfahrt

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A public holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter

May 14 2008

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Rank #5: Berliner

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A type of doughnut that it is eaten at carnival time.

Feb 20 2008

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Rank #6: Karfreitag

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The Friday before Easter.

Mar 12 2008

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Rank #7: Buechersendung

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A method of sending books and other printed materials cheaply through the post.

Apr 23 2008

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Rank #8: 100th Episode

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Highlights and outtakes of 100 German Words Explained episodes

Nov 23 2008

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Rank #9: Die Zuschlagmarke

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A special type of stamp that includes a donation on top of the postage.

Apr 30 2008

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Rank #10: Biersteuer

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A tax on beer in Germany

Jan 21 2009

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Rank #11: Herdpraemie

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A incentive for parents of pre-school children to stay at home and look after them

Nov 18 2009

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Rank #12: GmbH und AG

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Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung und Aktiengesellschaft

Sep 19 2008

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Rank #13: Bundeskanzlerin

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The female form of Bundeskanzler

Nov 12 2008

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Rank #14: Taetervolk

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A way of describing the collective guilt of a nation's people

Oct 21 2009

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Rank #15: Finanzkrise und notleidende Banken

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A word used to describe the economic climate, with an ironic twist

Nov 25 2009

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Rank #16: Silvester

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New Year's Eve - a night of fireworks

Dec 31 2007

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Rank #17: Leuchtmittelsteuer

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A tax on light bulbs in Germany - now discontinued.

Jul 08 2009

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Rank #18: Das alte Europa

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Wort des Jahres 2003

Aug 05 2009

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Rank #19: Osterei

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Easter Eggs.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #20: CDU - CSU

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Two political parties founded in the 1940s in Germany.

Jun 03 2009

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