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German Word of the Year 2019 Runners Up Posted by on Jan 1, 2020

Guten Tag! Each year, the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) – The German Language Association – picks a word as their Wort des Jahres – ‘Word of the Year’. This is often a word related to a prominent topic in the country during the year, and is usually interesting from a linguistic perspective, too. The…

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TOP 10 GERMAN POSTS OF 2015 Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

It’s nearly the end of the year, and we’ve had a brilliant 2015 at Transparent Language, with the blogs hitting the 1 million views mark in August for the first time ever! So thank you all very much for your continued support and interest in our work here at Transparent Language. Without further ado, here…

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Das Unwort des Jahres – faux-pas word of the year Posted by on Dec 5, 2012

Today I want to let you know about a strange linguistic thing that happens in Germany every year since 1991. A jury of linguists and journalists regularly nominates the “Unwort des Jahres” (faux-pas word of the year). Understandably you might ask: why? Well, the goal of the action is to achieve a more sensitive way…

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