German English (Denglisch)

Geposted am Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011, 14:07 in Languages / Sprachen

You may not be aware of the fact that nowadays, Germans do in fact substitute quite a few German words with English. Take for example the word “mobile”, used in England for “mobile phone”. The Germans still use the word “mobiltelefon”, but more commonly used is the English word “handy”, which they pronounce “hendy”; I take it they use this because a mobile phone is quite a handy thing to have.


They very often use the word “camping” instead of their word “Zelten” but pronounce it “cemping”, or the word “gag” but pronounce it “geg”.

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