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German Usage

Guten Tag! Here is a list of random vocabulary and expressions I have come across in my study of the German language. I hope you find them as useful as I have.

TermExampleEnglishNote
horchenEr horchte, ob niemand käme.eavesdrop/listen forder Horcher, das Horchgerät (sound detector)
kleinbürgerlicher reagiert typisch kleinbürgerlichlower middle-class/petty bourgeoisdas Kleinbürgertum (middle-class or petty bourgeoisie)
kleinkariertEr ist so kleinkariert, sein Leben besteht aus Kleinkrampetty/small-mindedalso kleinkrämerisch (Kleinkram = trivia)

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