Itchy Feet: Germany's literal translations

Itchy Feet: Germany's literal translations

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When it comes to the German language, the translation of certain German words is a very literal business.

Limited creativity part 1

To be fair, I'm sure most Germans would find it equally funny translating certain English words literally...Lichtkloß.

Funny German translations

Limited creativity part 2

Breast-wart: It means 'nipple'.

Reprinted with permission of Itchy Feet.

Itchy Feet: Malachi RempenMalachi Rempen is an American filmmaker, author, photographer and cartoonist. Born in Switzerland and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he fled Los Angeles after film school and 'expatted' it in France, Morocco, Italy, and now Berlin, Germany, where he lives with his Italian fiancée. Check out Itchy Feet for his weekly cartoon chronicle of travel, language learning, and life as an expat, or see the hilarious book collection.

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