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German Vocabulary Mega-Challenge

Translate these random English words into German, based on length of word and starting letters.
Enter the COMPLETE WORD. Correct spelling is required.
The words change each time you play. With enough plays, you'll master 500 words!
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: June 1, 2022
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First submittedOctober 22, 2021
Times taken33,301
Average score70.0%
Rating4.87
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Round (adj.)
4
Rund
Train (n.)
3
Zug
Language (n.)
7
Sprache
Friendly (adj.)
10
Freundlich
Eleven (n.)
3
Elf
Sad (adj.)
7
Traurig
Fear; anxiety (n.)
5
Angst
Courage (n.)
3
Mut
Law (n.)
6
Gesetz
Young (adj.)
4
Jung
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To earn (v.)
9
Verdienen
Yesterday (adv.)
7
Gestern
Vinegar (n.)
5
Essig
Window (n.)
7
Fenster
To live [in a place] (v.)
6
Wohnen
To change (v.)
8
Wechseln
Hospital (n.)
11
Krankenhaus
Scarf (n.)
5
Schal
Wood (n.)
4
Holz
Brain (n.)
6
Gehirn
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Level 62
Oct 26, 2021
If you enjoyed this quiz, try it again! The words change each time you play.
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Level 68
Nov 2, 2021
Kochen didn't work when I typed it in. Otherwise great quiz!!
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Level 67
Nov 2, 2021
small correction: "Recht" means "right" or "law", but not the direction. The direction is "rechtS"
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Level 62
Nov 2, 2021
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 66
Nov 2, 2021
ez
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2021
Great quiz, I'm a German born and raised in Greece, and just as I thought I was a fluent speaker, this quiz brings me new words. Great job, and a nomination from me! :)
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Level 62
Nov 21, 2021
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Level 52
Feb 10, 2022
How many words are there total?
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2022
500, as indicated at the top.
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Level 71
Apr 19, 2022
I would translate occupation more as Besetzung than Beruf. Beruf for me is profession or career much rather.
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2022
Both are correct.
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Level 90
Jun 1, 2022
A suggestion - since German has the letters with the umlaut, and those letters are often transliterated as ae oe ue, perhaps also accept the spelling with the added e? (Ex. "Schluessel" as well as "Schlussel", "Moeglich" as well as "Moglich")
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2022
Good suggestion, thank you. I've added these type-ins.
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Level 72
Jun 3, 2022
The quiz is a great brain workout! The words themselves are quite easy for me (I live and work in Germany for almost 11 years now), but my brain still struggles for a moment with the back and fort between the languages, when the English word also has a German meaning (war as past tense of sein, still as silent etc).
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Level 84
Jun 3, 2022
I got 1 because I play chess. The average is 14? How does everyone else know so much German?
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2022
Sehr gut :)
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2022
14/20 on my first try. Not bad for a A1 level :)
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Level 63
Jul 7, 2022
to keep is not "halten" but "behalten".

Otherwise, great quiz!

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Level 67
Jul 7, 2022
both are possible translations. "keep it simple" means "es einfach halten". "keep calm" means "bleibe ruhig". and lots of other possibilities...
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2022
That is untrue, halten is to hold, behalten is the only word meaning to keep.
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Level 78
Jul 8, 2022
"to keep a pet" = "ein Haustier halten"
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Level 58
Jul 7, 2022
I like the idea of this quiz. Of course for a native german speaker this one is not a challenge at all, but are there other quizzes like this? The other way around? Or with other languages?
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Level 62
Jul 7, 2022
In this series there are - in addition to this German one - two French quizzes and an Italian one.
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Level 40
Jul 7, 2022
Not that hard as a german xd
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Level 47
Jul 7, 2022
I'm fully german and didn't even get cream
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Level 74
Jul 7, 2022
As a German I have witnessed endless discussions whether bacon should be translated as Speck, Schinkenspeck, Frühstücksspeck or Bauchspeck, or whether we should just use the word bacon because it cannot be translated. But I guess Speck is close enough.
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Level 78
Jul 8, 2022
We just call it bacon in my family.
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Level 63
Jul 7, 2022
Great quiz! Only suggestion: maybe add the articles for the nouns. Definite articles are very important in German and one of the more difficult aspects of learning the language.
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Level 17
Jul 7, 2022
POV: You're german
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Level 53
Jul 9, 2022
14/20
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2022
At emperor I thought Kanzler, although I´m German hahah
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Level 28
Aug 16, 2022
I'm learning German!! (On Duolingo) I got 7/20
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Level 28
Sep 7, 2022
Highest is now 9
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Level 28
Sep 8, 2022
10/20!!
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Level 28
Sep 13, 2022
13/20
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Level 47
Sep 28, 2022
Ich auch!
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Level 77
Jan 16, 2023
Tough for someone who has absolutely no knowledge on the German language.
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2023
Here's your opportunity to learn 500 words then elcampeador :)
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2023
Great quiz.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2023
I got one, hospital. Because I remembered that one video which taught me ambulance was Krankenwagen. I just replaced it with Haus, and I got it correct.
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Level 67
Jul 14, 2023
I am a native speaker of German. Very easy quiz.
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Level 24
Jul 15, 2023
This I could do blindfolded in 20 seconds but I've been using German for 8 years.
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Level 32
Jul 18, 2023
for someone who doesn't know a lick of german, i would say i did quite well :)
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Level 37
Oct 23, 2023
Great quiz. Certainly got the brain working after 20 long years of not speaking German.
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Level 22
Dec 17, 2023
as a german guy i see this as an absolut win