Advanced German 1


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Das Wort des Tages – Archiv 1 + AUDIO
Previous advanced German Words of the Day – archived in groups of three.


die Dachlawine (-n) mass of snow and/or ice falling off a roof (lit. “roof avalanche”)

Dachlawine beschädigt Straßenbahn: Herabstürzende Schnee- und Eisbrocken haben am Montag in Leipzig eine Straßenbahn beschädigt.
“Roof avalanche” damages streetcar: Snow and chunks of ice crashing down from a roof damaged a streetcar in Leipzig on Monday.
Dachlawinen sorgen für Gefahr am Hauptbahnhof.
Incidents of snow falling off the roof are causing a dangerous situation at the main train station.
Wird ein parkendes Auto von einer Dachlawine beschädigt, haftet in der Regel nicht der Hauseigentümer für den Schaden.
If a car is damaged by snow falling off a roof while parking, the building owner is not, as a rule, liable for damages.

die Lawine avalanche
lawinenartig like an avalanche

der Lotse (-n) (maritime/ship’s) pilot; air traffic controller; navigator (automated), guide; guidebook
die Lotsin (-nen) (maritime/ship’s) pilot; air traffic controller; navigator (f.)
der Fluglotse (-n) air traffic controller

Online-Lotse durch das Gesundheitswesen
Online navigator through health matters
In Deutschland gibt es See- und Hafenlotsen, die sich in neun Lotsenbrüderschaften selbst organisieren.
In Germany there are sea and harbor pilots who are organized in nine pilot brotherhoods (unions).
Der Fluglotsenstreik in Griechenland hat auch Auswirkungen auf den Flugverkehr in Deutschland.
The air traffic controllers’ strike in Greece is also having effects on air traffic in Germany.

lotsen (v.t.) to guide; pilot, navigate
das Lotsenboot pilot boat

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die Eilmeldung (-en) (late) breaking news, news flash

Eilmeldung: Schon wieder 4 deutsche Soldaten getötet!
Breaking news: Yet again 4 German soldiers killed! [in Afghanistan]
SPIEGEL ONLINE informiert Sie blitzschnell mit Eilmeldungen über Neuheiten, die Deutschland und die Welt bewegen.
SPIEGEL ONLINE informs you instantly with breaking news about recent events concerning Germany and the world.
Eilmeldungen per SMS aufs Handy
Late breaking news via text message to your cell phone

eilen to hurry, rush
die Eilfracht/das Eilgut express freight
das Eilpaket express parcel/package
die Eilsendungen (pl.) express mail/post
das Eilverfahren (jur.) summary proceedings
eilig quick, hurried, hasty
die Neuigkeiten des Tages the (latest) news of the day

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