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Hello everybody, ūüėä

What is ¨THE LONGEST WORD¨ in the German language?

Because German is an "agglutinative" language, meaning a language in which words are made up of distinct other components of meaning, words can be extremely long.

Actually, the following word is the longest of European languages:

Donau­dampfschiffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaftsdienstjubiläumsanstecknadelverzeichnis, the longest German word has 118 (!) letters

It would be translated in English into 20 words "Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services work-jubilee pins index."

After exploring this fascinating aspect of the German language, you might also be interested in learning more about German emotions vocabulary, German greetings and farewells, and German animal names. Dive into these topics to expand your German vocabulary even further! ūüďö

The longest word in German[edit | edit source]

ENGLISH[edit | edit source]

Because German is an "agglutinative" language, meaning a language in which words are made up of distinct other component of meaning, words can be extremely longs. Actually, the following word is the longest of European languages :
Donau­dampfschiffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaftsdienstjubiläumsanstecknadelverzeichnis (the longest German word has 118 letters)
Translation : Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services work-jubilee pins index

GERMAN[edit | edit source]

Da Deutsch eine "agglutinative" Sprache ist, dh eine Sprache, in der Wörter aus einer anderen Komponente der Bedeutung bestehen, können Wörter extrem lang sein. Tatsächlich ist das folgende Wort die längste europäische Sprache:
Donau­dampfschiffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaftsdienstjubiläumsanstecknadelverzeichnis (Das längste deutsche Wort hat 118 Buchstaben)
√úbersetzung : Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services work-jubilee pins index

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE[edit | edit source]

Como o alemão é uma linguagem "aglutinativa", significando uma linguagem na qual as palavras são compostas de outro componente distinto do significado, as palavras podem ser extremamente longas. Na verdade, a seguinte palavra é a mais longa das línguas europeias:
Donau­dampfschiffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaftsdienstjubiläumsanstecknadelverzeichnis (A palavra alemã mais longa tem 118 letras)
Tradu√ß√£o : Associa√ß√£o de funcion√°rios subordinados da administra√ß√£o da sede do jubileu de trabalho dos servi√ßos el√©tricos a vapor do Dan√ļbio

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