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Glueckspilz

Learn a funny, quirky German word each week with DW's Word of the Week feature. This week: Glueckspilz.

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For some people, the street light is always green. They find money on the sidewalk on a regular basis. The shoes they want to buy are always available in their size. And the ketchup on their hamburger never drips onto their white shirt. In Germany, those are the lucky mushrooms - or "Glueckspilze." It may not sound that flattering, but if you are the one with the never-ending streak of luck, you won't mind one bit.

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