Justin Bieber doesn't know what the word 'German' means, claims Americans 'don't say that word'
Justin Bieber doesn't know what the word "German" means. Literally. No idea. One might try to chalk it up to the interviewer's accent but the guy even shows The Biebster the word written in English on his cue card. And then to the dismay of grammarians ...
Whistling Pigs: German Adventures with Google Translate
The underlying assumption of Google Translate is that any new text requiring translation contains phrases and word ... most German pigs do not have a habit of whistling. The Google Translate choice of “rocker” probably refers to the English expression ...
My favorite German word
Schnurrbart. It means “mustache.” According to my German teacher, it actually translates into something like “cat beard.” How fantastic is that? (I learned it because one of my professors has a rad schnurrbart).
What Does "Homeland" Mean to You?
Ms. Lewis complained: "I wasn’t alive during World War II, but I associate “the homeland” with Nazi propaganda. It’s fascistic and offensive." She prefers "U.S" or "America." For me, too, the word "homeland" conjures a kind of antediluvian ...
13 Untranslatable Words
But we feel we could do better and that’s why we keep trying. How does one translate a book about untranslatable ... Such a simple word. Berit. In English God made a covenant with Abraham; in French an alliance; and in German a bond.