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Learning German - the top 12 embarrassing beginner's mistakes

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Learning German - the top 12 embarrassing beginner's mistakes
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With its long words, tricky pronunciation and false friends, the German language can easily lead the learner into a world of embarrassment. Here are 12 of the best from our readers. Warning: Some are a little naughty.

German grammar is not the only thing that is hard to get your head around – the vocabulary is a minefield too.

Our readers came up with their most embarrassing mistakes, which include accidentally telling a policeman that they were a prostitute, and the time they wished their host family a “good naked”.

And next time you are watching your football team taking a penalty, make sure you get the verb right. It may not be just your football team that feels embarrassed if they miss the goal.

CLICK HERE to see 12 of the most embarrassing German mistakes

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