What are some composite German words such as "Schadenfreude" or "Sauerkraut" that are commonly used in English and with no English equivalents?
closed as not constructive by Hugo, James McLeod, Andrew Leach, Matt Эллен, Kris Apr 29 '13 at 12:50
As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
For the usage frequency of these over time, see here.
Also in a purely philosophical context, there is “Dasein” which is often left intentionally untranslated.