16 More Funny German Nouns

16 More Funny German Nouns

Last week we took a look at some German nouns that can be quite hilarious when you look at the literal meaning. Here are 16 more funny German nouns to add to your arsenal.

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1. der Fernseher

literal: “the far-seer”

meaning: the TV


2. der Staubsauger

literal: “the dust-sucker”

meaning: the vacuum cleaner


3. der Kofferraum

literal: “the suitcase-space/room”

meaning: the trunk


4. das Fahrrad

literal: “the driving-wheel”

meaning: the bicycle

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5. der Wasserhahn

literal: “the water-rooster”

meaning: the faucet


6. das Spiegelei

literal: “the driving-wheel”

meaning: the bicycle


7. der Feierabend

literal: “the celebration-evening”

meaning: the end of the working day


8. der Handschuh

literal: “the hand-show”

meaning: the glove


9. die Glühbirne

literal: “the glow-pear”

meaning: the light bulb


10. das Feuerzeug

literal: “the fire-stuff”

meaning: the lighter


11. das Trinkgeld

literal: “the drink money”

meaning: the tip


12. das Krankenhaus

literal: “the sick house”

meaning: the hospital

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13. der Kühlschrank

literal: “the cool(ing) cupboard”

meaning: the fridge


14. das Grundstück

literal: “the ground piece”

meaning: the property


15. der Scheinwerfer

literal: “the light/glow thrower”

meaning: the spotlight/headlights


16. das Streichholz

literal: “the strike wood”

meaning: the match


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