German Words Used In English (Borrowed Words)

German words used in English!

Not everyone word used in English is original! In fact, much of our language is borrowed from other parts of the world! Check out these borrowed terms!


“Kindergarten” – a place where children start education

“Sarah will start kindergarten in September”

”Wiener” – another word for sausage

“The wieners sold in movie theaters always taste old”

“wanderlust” – used when you really want to travel

“During the pandemic, wanderlust has spread to millions of people”

Schadenfreude” – the feeling of pleasure and satisfaction when something bad happens to someone else

“I had a feeling of schadenfreude when Liverpool lost the game!”


Can you think of any other foreign words used in English?


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Support the Podcast and Join my Patreon HERE — https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish CLICK HERE TO DONATE OR SUPPORT THE PODCAST!!!! – https://thinkinginenglish.blog/donate-and-support/ Women in Iran have taken to the streets, leading protests, burning their head scarves, and clashed with police. Today, let’s discuss why Iranian women are burning their hijabs and protesting against their government. TRANSCRIPT – https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/09/26/why-are-iranian-women-burning-their-hijabs/ You may also like… 173. What is the Human Development Index? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 172. What Happens When the Queen Dies? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 171. The Life of Queen Elizabeth II (English Vocabulary Lesson) 170. Who was Gorbachev? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM – thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  Blog – thinkinginenglish.blog Vocabulary List Morality (n) – a personal or social set of standards for good or bad behaviour and character Technology’s morality is determined by its political or social use Hijab (n) – the head covering that some Muslim women wear when they are outside Iranian law requires women to wear a hijab while in public To spark (v) – to cause the start of something The visit of the Donald Trump sparked mass demonstrations Unrest (n) – disagreements or fighting between different groups of people It is feared that the civil unrest in that country could lead to war Zealot (n) – a person who has very strong opinions about something, and tries to make other people have them too He is a religious zealot To detain (v) – to force someone to officially stay in a place A suspect has been detained by the police for questioning Outage (n) – a period when a service, such as electricity, is not available The radio news reported power outages affecting 50 homes Decisively (adv) – quickly, effectivley, and confidently If they had acted more decisively, they could have saved him — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/support
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