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    20 German Expressions That Just Do Not Translate

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    1. The German word for a hen-pecked husband is "pantoffelheld" which translated to...

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    2. The German word for excess weight gained from emotional eating is "kummerspeck," which translates to...

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    3. The German phrase for a mnemonic device is "eselsbrücke," which translates to...

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    4. And the word for gums is "zahnfleisch" or...

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    5. The word for a large grin, like the Cheshire Cat's grin, is "honigkuchenpferd"...

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    6. A tangle of cables is called a "kabelsalat"...

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    7. And the German word for "squid" is...

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    8. "Gloves" are called...

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    9. And another word Germans have for "asshole" is...

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    10. And while we're at it, they call a "cannonball" (like into a swimming pool) an...

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    11. Another word for "bike" is...

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    12. When you turn tail and run in Germany, you make...

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    13. The German expression for the ability to endure a situation is "sitzfleisch" which translates to...

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    14. Another word Germans have for society is "dunstkreis," which means...

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    15. A mental image is called a "kopfkino," which translates to...

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    16. And a flip book is a "daumenkino," which is a...

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    17. The German word for "ivory" is...

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    18. The Germans have a word for the estimated number of unreported crimes, which is "dunkelziffer," and it translates to...

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    19. The German expression for a naive miscalculation is...

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    20. And finally, the German word for a lower back tattoo is...

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    This post was translated from German.