“Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

I still have a few problems with German. I still get genders of words wrong. I keep stumbling over weird and wonderful idioms I’ve never heard of before. And there are still words I struggle to say with a decent accent (“angerufen” is one of them… that bloody ‘r’!). But there is one particular thing I … More “Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

“I think my pig’s whistling!”: Bizarre German animal words and phrases

It’s been a long time since I wrote a language post, but I’ve been collecting words and phrases over the months and could quite a few posts at long last! I have noticed that a few of the words and phrases I have collected use animals, yet – most of the time – the words … More “I think my pig’s whistling!”: Bizarre German animal words and phrases