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theguardian - 6 days ago

From Coronaangst to Hamsteritis: the new German words inspired by Covid

Linguists in Germany have collected more than 1,200 new words coined during the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom coronamüde (tired of Covid-19) to Coronafrisur (corona hairstyle), a German project is documenting the huge number of new words coined in the last year as the language raced to keep up with lives radically changed by the pandemic.The list compiled by the Leibniz Institute for the German language, an organisation that documents German language in the past and present, has already collected more than 1,200 new German words – many more than the 200 they see in an average year. Continue reading...


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