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Freudenfreude Schadenfreude

By December 6, 2022January 28th, 2024No Comments

“Let’s face it: sometimes to sum up a concept in English (or Spanish or Slovenian or whatever our language) we need a word in German, even it doesn’t exist yet”: An English-language article about Freudenfreude evoked Schadenfreude for some German readers, and Freudenfreudefreude for others.  (The New York Times, 11/25/22; The Local, 12/2/22)

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