Some words in German are stupid because they make no sense but you have to learn them anyways.
Klappen Klappe Klappen means to flap or strike together. Most frequently, however, it means to work out well, click. Alles klappte gut means everything went off well. Klappe means lid or trap. The expression zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen means to kill two birds with one stone. Beifall klatschen means to applaud.
Kontrollieren In addition to control, this word also means to check or inspect.
Lachen Lache This is a verbal noun meaning laughter. Do not confuse it with die Lache, which means pool or puddle.
Last Dauern, Währen This means load or burden. To last is dauern, Währen. A shoemakers last is Leisten.
Leier Lügner This means lyre Music. A liar is Lügner.
List Verzeichnis, Liste This means cunning. Verzeichnis, Liste means list.
Lust Sinnenlust This rarely means lust (Sinnenlust). Its basic meaning is pleasure or delight.
Made German Made means maggot. The English Made in Germany is used internationally in commerce.
Mann Mensch This means male being or man. In reference to mankind in general, der Mensch is used.
Mist Nebel This does not mean mist (Nebel) but manure or dung.
Neuigkeit Neuheit Neuerung This means news or something new. Neuheit is a new design or creation in fashion (haute couture). Neuerung is an innovation.
Niederkommen This means to be confined, lie in (pregnancy), not to come down.
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