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Old 02 February 2017, 05:33 PM
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Germany Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can

“We’re hugely dependent on language to help us express what we really think and feel. But some languages are better than others at crisply naming important sensations.
Germans have been geniuses at inventing long – or what get called ‘compound’ – words that elegantly put a finger on emotions that we all know, but that other languages require whole clumsy sentences or paragraphs to express…”
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Old 04 February 2017, 01:18 AM
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I have that video in my favorites. What is it about Germans and being able to come up with depressing idioms? To be fair, we do need these kinds of idioms.
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