I have had fun over the last few weeks deciding what word to take as my Word of the Week (WOW). Unfortunately I haven’t got round to posting them weekly – the last being in November.
Strangely enough I now have time because of the restrictions which have been caused by the infamous corona virus.
So here is a list of the WOWs that I chose. I think my customers have had fun using them either because they are simply funny words or because they have lightened the mood recently.
When I first introduced the Word of the Week I intended to introduce each with the phonetic symbols to help people with pronunciation. Due to my lack of staying power I will just write a list of my WOWs with an example of how they can be used.
10.12.2019 appreciate : schätzen
I really appreciate the advents calendar you gave me last week. I am very appreciative and would like to show my appreciation by giving you a big hug.
25.12.2019: seasons greetings : Frohe Fasttage
Seasons Greeting to you all!
7.1.2020 : prosperous : wohlhabend
I wish you a prosperous 2020. (Little did I know what was to come!)
14.01.2020: recuperate: sich erholen
I hope you recuperate from your flu. I wish you a speedy recovery.
21.01.2020: gobbledygook: das Geschwafel
Sometimes I think I speak a load of gobbledygook.
28.01.2020: snug: gemütlich/kuschelig
You look as snug as a bug sitting there on the sofa.
04.02.2020: Cheer up!: Kopf hoch!
Cheer Up! It’ll never happen.
11.02.2020: higgledy-piggledy: wie Kraut und Rüben/durcheinander
My plant pots are all higgledy-piggledy because of yesterday’s storm.
18.02.2020: merry-making: die Lustbarkeit/Belustigung
There will be lots of merry-making over Carnival
25.02.2020: blustery: stürmisch
At the moment it is very calm outside but the weatherman says it will be a little blustery later today.
13.03.2020: blossom: die Blüte/blühen
The tree in my garden is in full bloom – the blossom looks gorgeous.
There will be more to follow.