We always knew that they have long words in German and I suffered from it yesterday when I played German Scrabble (which Mum gave me) with my Gerald.
I started the game with RING which soon got extended to RINGEN (to ring), Then Gerald came in with the killer and stuck VERB on the front and got the triple word. It was worth 60. It wasn't over. Then he added the D at the other end, then and E and I got in an N giving VERBRINGENDEN by the end of the game. It was a gold mine.
And here's Gerald in his moment of triumph.
If you want to know, VERBRINGEN means to spend (time), so VERBRINGENDEN is the plural of the present participle. It could possibly be used like this:
Meine langen verbringenden Gäste waren charmanten.
My long staying guests were charming.
It sounds as though you walked into a trap, even if the longstandingguestswerelovely% Tom
Posted by: Tom the older | December 07, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I am most impressed by your command of German ! Completely self taught lol Mum
Posted by: Jenifer Keeling | December 01, 2012 at 11:42 AM