German is a wonderful language. When you start to literally translate some of their words, it does sound funny to English ears. But you also come away thinking they're definitely on to something!

1. Naked snail

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The german word for slug is nacktschnecke, which translates literally to naked snail.

 

2. Hand shoes

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The German word for gloves is handschuhe, which literally translates as hand shoes

 

3. Breast warts

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The German word for nipples is brustwarze, which literally translates as breast wart.

 

4. Waiting snake

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The German word for a long queue is warteschlange, which literally translates as waiting snake.

 

5. Breast holder

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The German word for bra is Büstenhalter, which literally translates as breast holder.

 

6. Pig whale

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The German word for porpoise is schweinswal, which literally translates as pig whale.

 

7. Flight stuff

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The German word for airplane is flugzeug, which literally translates as flight stuff.

 

8. Sugar cotton wool

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The German word for candy floss is zuckerwatte, which literally translates as sugar cotton wool.

 

9. Glow pear

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The German word for lightbulb is glühbirne, which literally translates as glow pear.

 

And finally…

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The German word for the contraceptive pill is antibabypille. Now there’s a name that does what it says on the tin!