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TOP 10 longest German words

Added by Tomasz H. 27 January 2014 in category: german

Learning German and trying to find the logest German words? I'm sure you are! German really likes to create long words, because the grammar allows words to be strung together. As Mark Twain said, "Some German words are so long that they have a perspective". Let's see the perspective!:)

1. Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung (32)


2. Siebentausendzweihundertvierundfünfzig (38)

Seven thousand two hundred twenty-four

3. Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften (39)

Legal protection insurance companies

4. Binnenschifffahrtskuterkajutenschlüssel (39)

Key from the boat cabin, which is floating on the river

5. Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän (41)

Danube steamship company captain

6. Rhabarberbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbierbarbärbel (51)

7. Damenfussballweltmeisterschaftsqualifikationsspielübertragung (61)

The transmission of the World Cup qualifying match in women's football

8. Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz (63)

Beef labeling regulation & delegation of supervision law

9. Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung (67)

The word from the law, which means who is responsible for resolving ownership issues

10. Hottentottenstottertrottelmutterbeutelrattenlattengitterkoffer-attentäter (72)

Hottentotten (Hottentots' tribe) stottertrottel (stupid and stuttering person) mutter (mother) beutelratten (opossum) lattengitterkoffer (wicker basket) attentäter (murder)

This word is more of a joke or tongue twister than anything else.

Do you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions? Have you spotted a mistake or you don't agree with something? Leave a comment :-)

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