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How-to-Name-Animals-in-German
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German nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives are like lego bricks; you can stick them together in almost any way to create new words that encapsulate new concepts [ie. Stinktier – stink animal (skunk) or Schnabeltier – beak animal (platypus)]. This gives the language a special ability to name just about anything. You could call it the German language’s lego brick-like quality, or Legosteineigenschaft…

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