A bicycle stand in Berlin

I shot this picture of a bicycle stand in Berlin. The example on the picture „Klimaschutzumsetzungsgerätfestmachstelle“ has “only” 40 letters, but the length of the word still impressed me. I believe, that the German language has the most letters-rich words of all languages. The longest words, which are also in the dictionary and which are not a mere string of indiscriminate nouns, are mainly found in laws and regulations.

Two examples:

„Rindfleisch­etikettierungs­überwachungs­aufgaben­übertragungs­gesetz“ (62 letters)

Translation: Beef labeling surveillance task transfer law 

„Personenkraftwagenenergieverbrauchskennzeichnungsverordnung“ (59 letters)

Translation: Passenger cars energy consumption labeling ordinance

Do you know words with more than 62 letters?

Bicycle Stand

Bicycle Stand in Berlin

Dieses Bild eines Fahrradständers habe ich in Berlin aufgenommen. Das abgebildete Beispiel „Klimaschutzumsetzungsgerätfestmachstelle“ hat zwar „nur „48 Buchstaben, aber die Länge des Wortes hat mich trotzdem beeindruckt. Die deutsche Sprache hat die buchstabenreichsten Wörter aller Sprachen, oder kennt ihr eine andere Sprache mit so langen Wörtern? Die längsten Wörter, welche auch im Duden stehen und keine reine Aneinanderreihung von wahllosen Nomen sind, finden sich vor allem in Gesetzen und Reglementen.

Zwei Beispiele:

„Rindfleisch­etikettierungs­überwachungs­aufgaben­übertragungs­gesetz“  (62 Buchstaben)

„Personenkraftwagenenergieverbrauchskennzeichnungsverordnung“ (59 Buchstaben)

Kennt Ihr Wörter mit mehr als 62 Buchstaben?

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7 thoughts on “A bicycle stand in Berlin

  1. Nemorino

    For the benefit of people living in other parts of the world, I would like to point out that the made-up word „Klimaschutzumsetzungsgerätfestmachstelle“ is intended as a little joke, to draw attention to the fact that bicycles are good for the climate.

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  2. :-))))

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  3. I’ve always liked to hear the language. I’ve much German ancestry (Maternally & Paternally), and have strongly considered learning the language… now I’m intimidated (and impressed)!! Pstthh… people remember how to spell these?!!

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  4. That´s one way to discourage people from learning German. Lol!

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  5. ‘Bicycle stand’ in German language means ‘Fahrradständer’
    In German language you can make one word from many words.
    Fahrrad = bicycle
    Ständer = stand

    Some words become very long.

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  6. Dimitris Karvelis

    Berlin is amazing!! i traveled there at November here is my post
    https://www.kdexplorer.com/2018/12/exploring-berlin.html

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