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Word of the week: das Fernweh

Updated: Mar 6, 2021

(das) Fernweh

Noun: wanderlust


This word is used to refer to the feeling of yearning for faraway places/lands, figuratively meaning ‘itchy feet’.

  • Obwohl ich Abgabetermine hatte, konnte ich meinem Fernweh nicht widerstehen und ging mit meinen Freunden an den Strand. = Even though I had assignment deadlines, I could not resist my wanderlust and went to the beach with my friends.

  • Sie leidet an Fernweh. = She suffers from / She has wanderlust.


A railway track leading into the distance. Photo: Dirk Vetter via Pixabay

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