If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, then you know that I visited Germany and fell in love with the language – so I started learning! This list combines two loves : that of travel and that of the German language. Read on for twelve travel-related German words.
Abenteuerlust (n.) – the love of adventure
Fahren (v.) – to drive/ride/pedal/go
Fernweh (n.) – an ache for distant places; a compulsion to travel – more intense than wanderlust
Reisen (v.) – to travel (like my blog name, eh?)
Stromern (v.) – to roam
Sturmfrei (n.) – the freedom of being alone; the ability to do what you want (solo travel!)
Schwellenangst (n.) – the fear of embarking on something new; fear of crossing a threshold
Sehnsucht (nach) (n.) – a yearning for something (an appropriate word to use with travel!)
Torschlusspanik (n.) – the fear of “being left on the shelf”; that time is running out and important opportunities are slipping away
Waldeinsamkeit (n.) – the feeling of being alone in the woods; relates to the connection to nature
Wanderjahr (n.) – a year of travel before settling down to one’s vocation (originally a custom of European journeymen); Also used for any lengthy period of travel
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