Sometimes (okay, most times), German delights you with a lengthy word filled with phlegmatic syllables.
And then sometimes, they punt. Tuesday’s sentence: Ich recycle. Yeah, “I recycle.” Thanks!
But wait! Sometimes there is a soul-destabilizing paradox! Because while the word for “recycle” is just recycle, yesterday’s word for “re-use” is this: wiederverwerten.
Yep, wiederverwerten, (VEE-dehr-fehr-vehr-tehn) — which would make a great name for a rock band, me thinks. (“Fuck yeah! I’m going to see Wie-der-ver-wer-ten’s original lineup, live in Kaiserslautern!”)