So how many English words have become part of your daily communication? As for the German language, I think there are at least several hundred words and phrases that are commonly known and/or used by the average German. Interestingly enough, there doesn’t seem to be a list of these words available on the Internet so it’s probably about time to start creating it. You can do the same for your native language. Here are my first entries:
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I do not see Kindergarten above. It is a German word used in English. So, palpably, it is used in German.
There’s a group of Americans with the surname “Klein” (or misspelled (Cline).
Klein = Little
Mueller = Miller = one who mills
Of course you are right – Kindergarten is a German word used in English so it’s also an English word used in German. However, I’m more concentrating on English words that have recently been introduced into German. To a German learner of English it will be confusing if you tell them that Kindergarten is a German word that is used in English since it’s actually the other way round.
After all, there a number of such words like Oktoberfest, Bratwurst, Angst, Schadenfreude and Zeitgeist.[YSaerTTEW443543]
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Yes klein means little so that might be one of the few German words that are used in English. As you know, there are far more English words used in German than vice versa so you can come up with more German words in English I’d be very grateful because I could use that list in my training programs.
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