Favorite German Words


We've asked some of Karlsruhe's expatriates to tell us their favorite German words and here's a sampling:

  • Sofort - immediately, right away (when the tram is just about to arrive)
  • Jetzt - now
  • Immer - always
  • Unbedingt - absolutely, definitely, unconditionally
  • Endlich - at last, finally
  • Gerne - with pleasure, gladly

And our absolutely top word in German is:

Doch !

For which there is no absolute English equivalent — it's a positive contradiction to a negative statement.

Think:  Oh yes I will !!  or  Oh yes I can !!