20 German words that sound very aggressive compared to other languages


A video showing how different words sound in different languages doesn’t bode too well for an appreciation of the German tongue.

The video, German Versus Other Languages, has had more than 12 million views. And that’s just part one (there’s three).

Each word is spoken in French, English, Italian, Mexican and German. And the result is hilarious.

The words in the three videos are:

  • Aeroplane
  • Surprise
  • Butterfly

  • Pen
  • Daisy
  • Ambulance
  • Science
  • Hippopotamus

  • Sex
  • Sorry
  • Hospital
  • Cinderella

  • Canary
  • Combine
  • Speed limit
  • Dolly
  • Nipple

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  • Shaver
  • Sawdust
  • Cheers

Sorry Germany, we think you're wunderbar!

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