Pandemic generates slew of new German words

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:10pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/300/ff9b078c-8bb3-497a-9ec0-3d97670f08ae/2021_0225_05.mp3

The Leibniz Institute for the German Language tracks new words in the German language, and has found that the past year has generated a slew of new words around the pandemic — from “overzoomed” (stress resulting from video calls) to “impfneid” (vaccine envy.) Host Marco Werman speaks to Christine Möhrs of the Leibniz Institute, from Mannheim.