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Hello, and welcome back to Weekly Words. My name is Alisha, and this week we are
going to talk about German words in English. I'm gonna try so hard not to do an accent when I read these.
“Lager.” “Lager” is a word that I know very well. “Lager” refers to a kind of beer, um, so when
you go to a beer festival like Oktoberfest, for example, you might say, “This year I'm planning to drink a lot of lager!” Or a lot of “lager” beer. It’s a type of beer.
The next word is “wanderlust.” This is a nice word. “Wanderlust” just means that you have
“a desire to travel somewhere.” You wanna go somewhere. You might say, “I've been seeing all the photos that my friends have been posting on the internet lately. It's giving me wanderlust,” meaning I really wanna go travel. I really want to be out there doing those
things.
The next word is “zeppelin.” This is on a big airship. Oh, isn’t there like an Indiana Jones thing? Toss this guy out of a “zeppelin?” It's just... It’s, oh, what do we call it now? A blimp… right? A blimp. We say “blimp” a lot now, but “zeppelin” I think was the first word that was used to describe these things because I think they, they were made out of metal, so for example, you might know the band Led Zeppelin. That can be related to the first “zeppelin.” I don't actually know. Is it? Um, so in a sentence, you might use this and to say something like, “Oh, someday I'd really like to take a ride in a zeppelin. That sounds like fun.”
Next word is “dachshund.” “Dachshund.” You probably know what a “dachshund” is. We commonly call them “wiener dogs” in America because they're long. Sometimes they have
long hair too, but they look like, you know, a hotdog. So “dachshunds,” I think, are popular breeds all around the world. You might say, “My friend got a new dachshund. I can't wait to play with it.”
Ah, “gesundheit” is the next word. “Gesundheit is used often when people sneeze, so, uh, Americans like to say, “Bless you,” after somebody sneezes, but you might also hear “gesundheit” after someone sneezes. It's usually just used as one word. We don't really say it in a sentence very much, but when your friend sneezes or somebody you know sneezes, you can say “gesundheit.”
That’s the end of German words that we use in English. I hope that you learned something. I did, as I always do when I film these, interestingly enough. Thanks very much again for watching, and we'll see you again next week for a new Weekly Words. Bye-bye!

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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Sunday at 10:37 AM
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Hello Manfred,


Hahaha! 😄Thanks for sharing!


We love to hear from our students.


Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.


Cheers,

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Manfred
Thursday at 04:05 PM
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"Gesundheit" means in German physically or psychically healthyness. We in Austria say "Gesundheit" too if anyone sneezes. It means, we wish this person healthyness. As a joke sometimes we say: "Beauty!" (I wish you beauty, because you are healthy anyway)... :-)

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Hi Stephanie and Fabiano,


Stephanie - it is a good word, isn't it?


Fabiano - wiener is the correct spelling and comes from the German word. However, weiner is commonly used too, so both spellings can be seen as correct.


Thanks,

Kellie

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Fabiano
Friday at 06:08 AM
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Hey everyone. I like this method.

Could you correct the word a 'Weiner' in the transcript? I think it's wrong.

Stephanie
Thursday at 10:44 PM
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Oh, I like the word "wanderlust" :-) It sounds nice.

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Thursday at 09:11 AM
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Hi Studentka,


Do you like to drink lager, too?


Kellie

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Studentka
Wednesday at 06:20 AM
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Hi, I like the most the word lager.:heart: