Can you complete the puzzle to find a German saying?
The background is bigger than the puzzle, giving you space to move the pieces.
How well do you know Germany? Can you pinpoint the towns?
Some weird and wonderful German words:
The German language consists of lots of compound words. Whereas in English the words stay as two (or more), in German they are often joined together. For example, a taxi driver in English is a Taxifahrer in German.
So, what happens if the first word ends in two consonants or vowels and the second word starts with the same letter?
Yes, you’ve guessed it:
Since the new spelling reform these words now have three consonants or vowels.
- die Brennnessel – stinging nettle
- die Kunststoffflasche – plastic bottle
- die Schifffahrt – shipping, navigation
- die Schneeeule – snowy owl
- die Kennnummer – identification number
- helllila – light purple
- fitnesssüchtig – addicted to keeping fit
- das Teeei – tea infuser
- grifffest – (colour, which is) dry to touch
- schnelllebig – fast moving
- fetttriefend – greasy
- der Balletttänzer – ballet dancer
- die Hawaiiinseln – Hawaiian Islands
- die Nussschale – nut shell