German Language Questions

In this section, we answer questions you might come across during homework or otherwise. Please just email your questions to the School Coordinator or to your teacher. If the question is instructive for all, we will list it and the answer here.

Sample Question

What is the longest German tapeworm word that is actually, sort of, used (i.e. Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänshosenträger... etc. and its cousins do not count)?

Sample Answer

Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher - "egg-shell-predetermined-breaking-point-causer", a humorous concoction, describing a device, which was presumably just designed to justify the invention of this word