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Das Wort der Zukunft – The word of the future

German Word of the Future

German Word of the Future, © DAAD

16.11.2020 - Article

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) are joining forces to invite all learners and lovers of German to take part in a German language competition.

This year’s competition aims to encourage learners of the German language to combine their linguistic creativity with their hopes and thoughts for the future. They say that new words capture the zeitgeist. New circumstances and events encourage us to create new terms to describe the world. Slowly but surely, these new words then become part of our everyday language. For example, on a trip to Germany, were you ever asked “Bist du fly” 1? Or did you ever eat Zoodles2 in Germany? Similarly, in the English language, upcycling has been named Word of the Year 2019 by the Cambridge Dictionary, as it is a current topic that is constantly in focus.


Follow this link to find out how to participate:

What is the German word of the future?


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