Word of the Week

der Kürbis

posted Oct 19, 2014, 4:10 AM by Columbus Kinderchor

Kürbis \k[ue]r-bis\ (noun)

1. a fruit born of the gourd family. In America, typically thought of as round and orange, but can be any squash or gourd, shape or color

2. Pumpkin

Example Sentence:

Der Kürbis steht vor den Haus im Herbst.

schadenfreude \SHAH-dn-froi-duh\ (noun)

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:21 AM by Columbus Kinderchor

schadenfreude \SHAH-dn-froi-duh\ (noun)

1. Enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

Example Sentence:

Despite herself, Jane felt a tingle of schadenfreude at her sister-in-law’s recounting of her latest woes.

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