One thing that irritates me in english is the use of the word "hat". In german "Hut" 👒 is something completely different than "Mütze"🎅 or "Kappe"👮.
In english it's always "hat"... and I keep thinking about a top hat 🎩.
(But to be fair: I am very emotional about the handknitted "Mützen" I get from my grandma.)
I also thought "Pizza Hut" translates to "pizza hat" ... so may be I'm not the best person to give #GermanLanguageLessons ... 🍕 👒 ...
@Julia_Schmeer English also has cap or beanie. I'm not sure if everything in English is covered under the "hat" umbrella, is it?
@rhonda yes. Right... but I keep reading "hat" - all other words seem very specific (more than Mütze...)
Of course in Bavarian there is also "Haub'n" which can mean a lot of "hats"...
@Julia_Schmeer and what about Jabba, the Hut?
@Julia_Schmeer The other day I was trying to remember the difference between "Tur" and "Tor" because Tor sounds more like Door. (But it's "gate", right?) I feel like there's a lot of nuance I missed while trying to memorize vocabulary.
For the record though, as a native English speaker I have often thought "Pizza Hat" since I started learning German. (The logo even kind of looks like a hat!)
@drewzero1 yes!! Thanks! It does look like a hat!
Tür = door (Umlaute matter 😉)
Tor = gate (or oldfashioned for dumb person)
Tour (pronounced "Tur" in german) = tour
Tier = animal (funfact in old german it meant "deer")
Teer = tar 😊
@drewzero1 I love to give them... I love german 💘
@Julia_Schmeer Das begegnet einem ja immer wieder. :D Feiertage, Ferien und Urlaub sind alles holidays und, na ja, alles ist economics. ;)
@esureL Germans have a lot of words that they use daily... english has way more words but they are less used on a regular basis... I don't know how they get anything across?!?!
@Julia_Schmeer to make things easier, I call everything I wear on my head „Hut“. 🤷♂️
But I also call t-shirts, shirts, hoodies „Hemd“.
@chotemysl "G'wand"... 😊
@Julia_Schmeer ne, nicht nördlich vom Weißwurstäquator. 😄
@chotemysl auch nicht süd-westlich... 😉 und ich glaube im Großteil Bayerns auch nicht... Dafür hier sehr... 😊
@Julia_Schmeer gratis v kostenlos is confusing.
@geordie absolut!! Wobei gratis kommt vom lateinischen "gratia" oder? Ist also mehr eine "Dreingabe"... oder?!
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