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Tag: definition

  • Word of the Week: Jeck

    Carnival seems to be the best time to have a look at an interesting German word: Jeck. The word is used almost exclusively in the Rhineland, especially in the city…

  • Word of the Week: Krass

    Have you ever had a friend tell you an amazing story and you just weren’t sure how to react? Enter the word krass, the ultimate comeback word for any situation!…

  • Word of the Week: Gute Vorsätze

    At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, many of us transform suddenly from inebriated revelers to neurotic dieters as we make shedding those extra holiday pounds one of…