Zeitgeist (is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age.” Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals and mood associated with the current era.
The term is a loanword from German: Zeit (cognate with “tide”) meaning “time” and Geist (cognate with “ghost”) meaning “spirit”.
Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
A contemporary German equivalent for the English word wanderlust, in the sense of “crave for travel”, is Fernweh (literally meaning “an ache for distant places”).
Fern = far-off , distant ;
< von fern> = from distance.
Volkswagen, literally people’s car; brand of automobile
Poodle, from German Pudel, breed of dog
Rottweiler, breed of dog
Schnauzer, breed of dog
Spitz, a breed of dog
Noodle, from German Nudel, a type of food; a string of pasta.
Neanderthal (modern German spelling: Neandertal), for German Neandertaler, meaning “of, from, or pertaining to the Neandertal (“Neander Valley”)”, the site near Düsseldorf where early Homo neanderthalensis fossils were found.
National Socialism (common English short form Nazism, German: Nationalsozialismus) was the ideology of the Nazi Party and Nazi Germany. It is a variety of fascism that incorporates biological racism and antisemitism.
As a descriptive term, kitsch originated in the art markets of Munich in the 1860s and the 1870s, describing cheap, popular, and marketable pictures and sketches.In Das Buch vom Kitsch (The Book of Kitsch), Hans Reimann defines it as a professional expression “born in a painter’s studio”. Writer Edward Koelwel rejects the suggestion that kitsch derives from the English word sketch, noting how the sketch was not then in vogue, and saying that kitsch art pictures were well-executed, finished paintings rather than sketches.
The word rucksack is a German loanword mainly used in the UK and in the US Army: in German ‘der Rücken’ means ‘the back’ (the part of the body), and Sack for bag.
Der Rücken ( pl Rücken ) = back