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Compounds of Spring

It may not be exactly warm out yet in old Berlin, but Frühling is definitely in the air. The sun has been out more than usual and we're starting to see some buds on the bushes and trees! Let's take a look at some compound nouns that can be formed from the German word for "spring."



Vielmehr sollten die Tiere jetzt darauf achten,

Instead, the animals now ought to take heed

dass ihnen die Frühlingsgefühle nicht durchgehen.

that these spring feelings don't get the best of them.

Captions 43-44, Rheinmain im Blick - Frühling im Zoo

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Erst ab Mai bekommen sie hier oben Frühlingsgefühle.

Not until May do they get spring fever up here.

Caption 46, Alpenseen - Kühle Schönheiten

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Das Frühlingsgefühl is a compound noun made by joining der Frühling with das Gefühl. In the first example, it is translated directly as "spring feeling," and in the second case more literarily as "spring fever."


Compounds can also be made from der Frühling relating to specific times of day: 


Es ist ein wunderschöner Frühlingsmorgen heute.

It is a wonderfully beautiful spring morning today.

Caption 2, Berlin - Eva im Viktoriapark

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Leopardeneis und Vanilleeis,

Leopard ice cream and vanilla ice cream,

ein Traum für einen sonnigen Frühlingsnachmittag.

a dream for a sunny spring afternoon.

Caption 46, Eis - Eiskalte Leidenschaft

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Or about time in a more general sense: 


Frühlingszeit ist Fahrradzeit.

Springtime is bike time.

Caption 1, Fahrrad - Frühjahrs-Check

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Die Frankfurter haben nach dem sonnigen Wochenende

The residents of Frankfurt have, after the sunny weekend,

auch heute die ersten Frühlingstage am Mainufer genossen.

enjoyed the first days of spring on the shore of the Main [River] today too.

Captions 4-5, Rheinmain im Blick - Der Frühling ist da

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Further Learning
Watch the above videos on Yabla German to help get you into the mood for spring and improve your German too! Then check out this list of compound words that can be made from der Frühling. Don't forget to get outside and soak up a little bit of sunshine! 

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