Avocado consumption is on the rise worldwide! Though Germans aren’t known for their rabid avocado appetite, avocados can be found in supermarkets from Berlin to Bavaria. Germans consumed 57 million kilos of avocados in 2017, doubling the numbers from 2013! The average German citizen ate about 5 avocados last year.
One hypothesis on why more avocados are being sold in Deutschland recently is that a university education in Germany is effectively free, and therefore millennial Germans don’t have to feel pitiful for spending extra on 4-12 avocados during their weekly shop.
That isn’t a real theory. We just mashed it up. Well, except for the part about effectively free university tuition in Germany. If that planted a seed in your head, read more about studying in Germany here.
In any event, avocados are heart-healthy, delicious and squishy- and Germans are buying them more and more!
Ok. Let’s get to the more fruitful part of this article:
If you’re in Germany and you’ve bought an avocado at the supermarket, you might need to talk about it with your roommate or significant other. Maybe you want to impress your ‘very interested’ coworker in the break room about how you made delicious guacamole last night. Or possibly you want to write an article for a blog about 11 German words and phrases relating to avocados.
In any of the above examples, this vocab and phrase list will help you. Enjoy!
- Der Avocadokern – The avocado pit
- Das Avocadofruchtfleisch – The avocado ‘meat’ or ‘fruit’
- Die Avocado zerdücken – To mash the avocado
- Der Avocado ist braun geworden! – The avocado is brown!
- Die Avocado ist reif – The avocado is ripe!
- Der Koriander – Cilantro
- Die Limette – Lime
- Das Salz – Salt
- Der Pfeffer – Pepper
- Der Kreuzkümmel – Cumin
- Drei Euro für eine Avocado!? Sie haben keine Tassen im Schrank!
“Three euros for one avocado!? Have you lost your mind!?”
By William Fox, German Embassy