German Vocabulary for Politics Posted by Larissa on May 28, 2019 in Current Events, Language, vocabulary
Last week Europe took part in the Europa Wahl (european elections). The elections are every five years and this year an important topic for the voters was deciding which party will do the most against Klimawandel (climate change). Here’s a vocabulary list to help you with all the political words in German!
die Wahl election (can also mean “choice”)
der Klimawandel climate change
wählen to vote
das Wahllokal the polling station
der Wahlhelfer the election helper
die Partei the party
das Referendum the referendum/poll/vote
das Ergebnis the result
die Wiederwahl the re-election
der Wahlsieger the election winner
der Wahlverlierer the election loser
der Premierminister the prime minister
die Politik politics
der Politiker the politician
Die Parteien in Deutschland
The Parties in Germany
CSU und CDU
Here in Germany there was a 26 year old Youtuber who posted a 55 minute video explaining why you should not vote for the CDU/CSU. This was because of their lack of engagement against climate change and use of coal instead of renewable energy. The CDU/CSU votes dropped massively – however they are still in the lead. The Youtuber has gotten over 12 million views in his one video that he posted a week ago. Incase you want to search it yourself, his name is “Rezo”. He speaks German very quickly so it is also a challenge to keep up! His one hour video is backed up with a lot of Quellen (sources) and evidence to what he is saying.
I hope you found this post helpful to learn some keywords for a political conversation in German!
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