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Weird, wonderful, disturbing, challenging, funny – the video and podcast series Great German Words (on iTunes & Podbean) presents words everyone needs or at least should think about.

Eric T. Hansen is an American writer – originally from Hawaii – who has lived in Germany for 30 years, writes books in German and has a great need to share these words with you.

Great German Words Eric T. Hansen for Hula Ink

    • Places & Travel

Weird, wonderful, disturbing, challenging, funny – the video and podcast series Great German Words (on iTunes & Podbean) presents words everyone needs or at least should think about.

Eric T. Hansen is an American writer – originally from Hawaii – who has lived in Germany for 30 years, writes books in German and has a great need to share these words with you.

    Guten Rutsch!

    Guten Rutsch!

    Last Episode of Great German Words –
    Over 2019, I discussed 52 Great Germans Words, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, all of them words I love. It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to speak about nothing so complicated and controversial as simple words, and in that time I realized how much of the world and life is buried deep within those simple collections of letters and sounds.
    For all of those who listened, thanks – I appreciated and enjoyed it. Here's wishing you all the best for 2020 and for all the rest of it too!
    Guten Rutsch! 

    • 2 min
    Weihnachten

    Weihnachten

    To Christmas, the verb

    • 4 min
    Minne

    Minne

    Eskimos have 50 words for snow ... why do we only have one word for love?

     

     

    • 7 min
    Papier ist geduldig

    Papier ist geduldig

    Can paper be happy? Sad? In Love? Frustrated? Impatient? In Germany it is geduldig.

     

     

    • 7 min
    Freibier

    Freibier

    Every culture has sacred words that reverberate in the soul more than normal words. The Germans have free beer.

    • 6 min
    Gutmensch

    Gutmensch

    Political correctness is not an American invention – it was the Germans who did it.

    • 7 min

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