The School of Life explains why German language uses the efficiency of compound words to accurately explain emotional situations and reactions. Check out the informative video below.
We’re hugely dependent on language to help us express what we really think and feel. But some languages are better than others at crisply naming important sensations. Germans have been geniuses at inventing long – or what get called ‘compound’ – words that elegantly put a finger on emotions that we all know, but that other languages require whole clumsy sentences or paragraphs to express.