The German language is similar to English in many ways. Lots of words sound approximately the same in both languages:
- Apple = Apfel
- Bed = Bett
- House = Haus
But not all words match so closely, with occasionally hilarious results for English speakers.
This is the one guaranteed to make every English speaker giggle like a six-year-old. The H is silent, so it’s pronounced Fart.
Fahrt in German is a verb meaning “drive” – from the infinitive “fahren”, “to drive”. It’s the third person singular: “Suzanne fahrt” means “Suzanne drives.”
It’s also a noun. So it’s perfectly acceptable in German to wish someone a “Gute Fahrt” – a “Good trip”… though probably not to the bathroom.
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