Oh Tannenbaum, oh Tannenbaum

Our last meeting was at the EOTO-Christmas party. I found a funny video with German words, which are difficult to pronounce. This challenge was a great ending to our course. Especially, the word “Streichholzschächtelchen” was very difficult for our group members to pronounce. 

English  German 
Bread bun Brötchen
Squirrel Eichhörnchen
orthography  Rechtschreibung 
Ice skating   Schlittschuhlaufen 
Little box of matches  Streichholzschächtelchen 

 Moreover, we had a great evening with cosy atmosphere and Christmas music, while we ate traditional German “Stollen” and “Lebkuchen”, which is similar to gingerbread. Those sweet things we use to eat during the Christmastime in Germany. Both were new for Diego and Nedas. In addition, we exchanged several Christmas songs from our countries. Maria and I remined Diego and Nedas, that they played a German Christmas song called “Oh Tannenbaum” on the Oktoberfest at the Plevna restaurant.

English  Spanish  German 
Christmas tree  Árbol de Navidad   Weihnachtsbaum/ Tannenbaum 
Santa Claus  Santa Claus  Weihnachtsmann 
Snow  Nieve  Schnee 
Reindeer  Reno  Rentier 
Candle  Candela  Kerze 
Holiday  Vacaciones  Ferien 
Merry Christmas!  ¡Feliz Navidad!  Frohe Weihnachten! 

 

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