a reflexive verb, to rope (seil) oneself (sich) down (ab); the term abseiling is used in the UK and Commonwealth countries, "roping (down)" in various English settings, and "rappelling" in the US.
lightning, taken from Blitzkrieg (lightning war). It is a team defensive play in American or Canadian football in which the defense sends more players than the offense can block.
(lightning war) was originally used in Nazi Germany during World War 2, describing a dedicated kind of fast and ferocious attack.
soccer in general; the soccer ball
Tischfußball / Kicker
table football, foosball
snaplink, a metal loop with a sprung or screwed gate, used in climbing and mountaineering; modern short form/derivation of the older word 'Karabinerhaken'; translates to 'riflehook'. The German word can also mean a Carbine firearm.
(literally riflehook), Karabiner is a modern short form/derivation of this older word
(literally frock or cowl), a type of vest made out of denim or leather and traditionally worn by bikers, metalheads and punks; in German the word also refers to the clothes of monks.
climbing shoe (mountaineering)
(more commonly called a backpack in U.S. English)
literally: shot (ski) down a slope at high speed; German term: Schussfahrt, as Schuss alone typically means Shoot/Shot
a half-boot named after Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742–1819); also a hand in the British card game Napoleon.
literally badger dog; a dog breed (usually referred to as Dackel in German usage)
a dog breed (usually referred to as Dobermann in German)
literally double-goer, also spelled in English as doppelgaenger; a double or look-alike. However, in English the connotation is that of a ghostly apparition of a duplicate living person.
literally dirt or smut, but now meaning trashy, awful (through Yiddish, OED s.v.)
literally stupid head; a stupid, ignorant person, similar to numbskull in English
allowed, granted - opposite of verboten.
replacement; usually implying an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation. The German word has a neutral connotation, e.g. Ersatzrad simply means "spare wheel" (not an inferior one).
Flugabwehrkanone, literally: air-defence cannon, for anti-aircraft artillery or their shells, also used in flak jacket; or in the figurative sense: "drawing flak" = being heavily criticized
literally health; an exclamation used in place of "bless you!" after someone has sneezed
housewife with neutral connotation, while in English pejorative: frumpy, petty-bourgeois, traditional, pre-emancipation type whose interests centre on the home, or who is even exclusively interested in domestic matters (colloquial, AE only), sometimes humorously used to replace "wife", but with the same mildly derisive connotation.
literally coffee gossip; afternoon meeting where people (usually referring to women, particularly Hausfrauen) chitchat while drinking coffee or tea and having cake.
kaput, out-of-order, broken, dead
literally children's garden; day-care centre, playschool, preschool
cheap, sentimental, gaudy items of popular culture
as in kraft paper the strong paper used to make sacks; Kraft in German just means strength or power.
(literally cabbage); in English a derogatory term for a German
literally living space; conquered territory, now exclusively associated with the Nazi Party in that historical context.
(short leather pants for men and boys, often worn with suspenders)
master, also as a suffix: –meister; in German, Meister typically refers to the highest educational rank of a craftsperson
short for Nationalsozialist (National Socialist)
Neanderthal, meaning "of, from, or pertaining to the Neandertal ("Neander Valley")", the site near Düsseldorf where early Homo Neanderthalensis fossils were found
nix, dialectal variant of nichts (nothing)
Noodle, a type of food; a string of pasta.
Bavarian folk festival held annually in Munich during late September and early October
(literally noisy ghost); an alleged paranormal phenomenon where objects appear to move of their own accord
Poodle, breed of dog
breed of dog
joy from pain (literally harm joy); delight at the misfortune of others
an expression and euphemism meaning "shit", usually as an interjection when something goes amiss
short for Schnauzbart, meaning moustache; breed of dog
several species of birds (from Sisschen, dialect for Zeisig)
a breed of dog
if a beverage is especially light and sweet or palatable; only the latter meaning is connoted with German süffig.
uber, over; used to indicate that something or someone is of better or superior magnitude, e.g. Übermensch
original or prototypical; e.g. Ursprache, Urtext
prohibited, forbidden, banned. In both English and German, this word has authoritarian connotations.
literally people's car; brand of automobile
the yearning to travel
(the diminutive form of Wurst), Wurst or rarely Wiener Würstchen (Vienna sausage) is used pejoratively, signifying a spineless, weak person (Wiener)