10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

When you literally translate German words into English, you often get some pretty funny results. Can you guess what these ten direct translations really mean?

In Pictures: Webcam captures stunning Northern Lights in Sweden
Sweden

In Pictures: Webcam captures stunning Northern Lights in Sweden

Military filmed Kunduz strike from ground
Germany

Military filmed Kunduz strike from ground

Guttenberg: air strike ‘militarily inappropriate’
Germany

Guttenberg: air strike ‘militarily inappropriate’

In Pictures: Golden Bridge officially opens over Stockholm’s iconic junction
Sweden

In Pictures: Golden Bridge officially opens over Stockholm’s iconic junction

The Swedish farm girl who smashed records and gender barriers
Sweden

The Swedish farm girl who smashed records and gender barriers

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport
Germany

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport

Five of the best places to watch the 2018 World Cup in Sweden
Sweden

Five of the best places to watch the 2018 World Cup in Sweden

Merkel’s coalition bickers over military and aid spending
Germany

Merkel’s coalition bickers over military and aid spending

Why Sweden’s ice hockey referees will wear the rainbow flag this season
Sweden

Why Sweden’s ice hockey referees will wear the rainbow flag this season

‘A backwards step’: Italy criticizes US climate decision
Italy

‘A backwards step’: Italy criticizes US climate decision

Sweden’s new lethal violence stats for 2016 analyzed
Sweden

Sweden’s new lethal violence stats for 2016 analyzed

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden
Sweden

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden

Stockholm metro station evacuated after fire
Sweden

Stockholm metro station evacuated after fire

Denying the Holocaust is finally a crime in Italy
Italy

Denying the Holocaust is finally a crime in Italy

Spain court drops warrant for Putin associate in mafia probe
Spain

Spain court drops warrant for Putin associate in mafia probe

Italy and Japan urge G7 to spend for growth
Italy

Italy and Japan urge G7 to spend for growth

Unemployment at historic low despite growth fears
Germany

Unemployment at historic low despite growth fears

Italy arrests Syrian fugitive and Swiss prison guard lover
Italy

Italy arrests Syrian fugitive and Swiss prison guard lover

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya: local official
Italy

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya: local official

Renzi blasts ‘doomsayers’ as Italy finally starts growing
Italy

Renzi blasts ‘doomsayers’ as Italy finally starts growing

German minister blasts Jeb Bush’s America
Germany

German minister blasts Jeb Bush’s America

Fiorentina stay top as Roma dominate derby
Italy

Fiorentina stay top as Roma dominate derby

Nightclub bouncers ‘beat executive into a coma’
Switzerland

Nightclub bouncers ‘beat executive into a coma’

UK police probe death of Italian restaurant owner
Italy

UK police probe death of Italian restaurant owner

Fugitive mafia Godfather protected ‘at high level’
Italy

Fugitive mafia Godfather protected ‘at high level’

Italy’s public debt hits new record
Italy

Italy’s public debt hits new record

Italy ‘almost at zero’ population growth
Italy

Italy ‘almost at zero’ population growth

Student is worst TV quiz contestant in 15 years
Germany

Student is worst TV quiz contestant in 15 years

Italy to revisit anti-Isis plan amid growing fears
Italy

Italy to revisit anti-Isis plan amid growing fears

What’s on: February 26th – March 5th
Sweden

What’s on: February 26th – March 5th

Italian goalkeeper Perin caught drink driving
Italy

Italian goalkeeper Perin caught drink driving

‘I want to get Italians into work’: Renzi
Italy

‘I want to get Italians into work’: Renzi

Colosseum arena floor plan sparks debate
Italy

Colosseum arena floor plan sparks debate

Silvio Berlusconi backs gay union proposal
Italy

Silvio Berlusconi backs gay union proposal

‘Berlusconi supports gay rights’: fiancée
Italy

‘Berlusconi supports gay rights’: fiancée

Genoa puts the brakes on Uber with driver fine
Italy

Genoa puts the brakes on Uber with driver fine

German World Cup killer arrested in Norway
Norway

German World Cup killer arrested in Norway

‘Mafia trio’ extorted TV series on mob
Italy

‘Mafia trio’ extorted TV series on mob

‘We need to raise our game against Uruguay’
Italy

‘We need to raise our game against Uruguay’

Standard and Poor’s boosts Spain’s rating
Spain

Standard and Poor’s boosts Spain’s rating

Tiger’s Swedish ex swings out at golf ace
Sweden

Tiger’s Swedish ex swings out at golf ace

Italians losing centuries-old grip on Vatican
Italy

Italians losing centuries-old grip on Vatican

‘Energy giants out to kill off Spain’s solar sector’
Spain

‘Energy giants out to kill off Spain’s solar sector’

Boy given up by foster parents ‘for being gay’
Italy

Boy given up by foster parents ‘for being gay’

Spain remains hotspot for bargain properties
Spain

Spain remains hotspot for bargain properties

Rabbits slaughtered as part of ‘Satanic ritual’
Italy

Rabbits slaughtered as part of ‘Satanic ritual’

Italian women take on the mafia
Italy

Italian women take on the mafia

More than 1,000 recruits deemed ‘too risky’
Switzerland

More than 1,000 recruits deemed ‘too risky’

Eni sells €2.17 bn Russian stake
Italy

Eni sells €2.17 bn Russian stake

‘Blonde angel’ sparks call for Roma camp sweeps
Italy

‘Blonde angel’ sparks call for Roma camp sweeps

Norway Muslims face mosque-burning threat
Norway

Norway Muslims face mosque-burning threat

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’
Spain

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’

Obama to hold talks with Hollande in Russia
France

Obama to hold talks with Hollande in Russia

Merkel slams China & Russia over Syria stance
Germany

Merkel slams China & Russia over Syria stance

‘I’m proud of my name’ – daughter of mafia killer
Italy

‘I’m proud of my name’ – daughter of mafia killer

Bayern win Cup final to earn historic treble
Germany

Bayern win Cup final to earn historic treble

Giant Barbie doll house opens amid protests
Germany

Giant Barbie doll house opens amid protests

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal
Germany

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales
Germany

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court
Germany

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers
Germany

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland
Germany

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

Federal prosecutors to probe deadly NATO air strike in Afghanistan
Germany

Federal prosecutors to probe deadly NATO air strike in Afghanistan

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored
Germany

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter
Germany

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter

Bayern poised to poach Stuttgart striker Gomez
Germany

Bayern poised to poach Stuttgart striker Gomez

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party
Germany

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible
Germany

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout
Germany

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Liquidators seek interview with Ferrari crash Swede
Sweden

Liquidators seek interview with Ferrari crash Swede

Queen Silvia: ‘No plans to retire’
Sweden

Queen Silvia: ‘No plans to retire’

Abba fans go for ‘world record’ ahead of Eurovision finals
Sweden

Abba fans go for ‘world record’ ahead of Eurovision finals

Pride march a ‘game changer’ for Stockholm football clubs
Sweden

Pride march a ‘game changer’ for Stockholm football clubs

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Sweden

Swedish politician mulls Thai bows to counter swine flu

EU pledges climate cash to poor nations: Reinfeldt
Sweden

EU pledges climate cash to poor nations: Reinfeldt

Helicopter suspect held on Caribbean island
Sweden

Helicopter suspect held on Caribbean island

Princess Madeleine goes back to work
Sweden

Princess Madeleine goes back to work

Party leaders, not issues, will determine election
Sweden

Party leaders, not issues, will determine election

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Sweden

Alliance pulls away with a week to go: poll

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Sweden

Corporate deals set to take off in Sweden in 2011: report

Minister slams aid report for ‘anti-Israel’ bias
Sweden

Minister slams aid report for ‘anti-Israel’ bias

Warnings issued as new winter storm approaches
Sweden

Warnings issued as new winter storm approaches

Pregnant Swedes in labour gas ban outrage
Sweden

Pregnant Swedes in labour gas ban outrage

Sweden most gender equal country in the EU
Sweden

Sweden most gender equal country in the EU

Venice film festival struck by austerity
Italy

Venice film festival struck by austerity

Spanish crooner gets hero treatment in China
Spain

Spanish crooner gets hero treatment in China

Spanish navy sells off ship for less than a Seat
Spain

Spanish navy sells off ship for less than a Seat

Country’s top casino ready to roll
Switzerland

Country’s top casino ready to roll

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France

Row after minister says nuclear is the future

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France

France and Germany split on bailout fund: report

‘Is my son gay?’ app stirs up anger
France

‘Is my son gay?’ app stirs up anger

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden
Sweden

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden

Italy demands EU stumps up for saved migrants
Italy

Italy demands EU stumps up for saved migrants

Leaders warn Russia to honour Ukraine pact
Germany

Leaders warn Russia to honour Ukraine pact

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts
Germany

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts

US considered trade war over GM crops
Germany

US considered trade war over GM crops

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan
Germany

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal
Germany

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal

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Sweden

No remand of accused Church of Sweden pastor

Germany welcomes first step to close Guantanamo Bay prison
Germany

Germany welcomes first step to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Left Party: ‘force pastors to perform gay weddings’
Sweden

Left Party: ‘force pastors to perform gay weddings’

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage
Sweden

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage