Realisation of the day:

The German word for ‘thing’ is so important, I mean, we use it for EVERYTHING;

- FahrZEUG (drive-thing, vehicle)
-SpielZEUG (play-thing, toy)
-FlugZEUG (fly-thing, airplane)
-WerkZEUG (work-thing, tool)

We really couldn’t have been bothered to come up with names, we just took their purpose and added 'thing’

Without a doubt, the A-10 cockpit is one of the world’s coolest offices.

Capt. Todd Campbell, A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot from the 66th Weapons Squadron, United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., parks his jet prior to the start of exercise Hustler Trough II, at Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 31, 2015. Hustler Trough II is a week-long joint fires exercise designed to enhance synergy between more than ten different Army and Air Force units. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Marcus Fichtl)

A gaggle? No, a flock of Osprey? In any case, here’s 5 MV-22s in a pretty epic shot taken near Mt. Fuji.

CAMP FUJI, Japan (Nov. 4, 2016) MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft return after a long-range raid from Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa as part of Blue Chromite 2017, Nov. 4, 2016. The Marines honed their ability to project forces from afar by executing a long-range raid over 1,000 miles via MV-22B Osprey to include an aerial refueling by KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Major Michael Cato/released)

All the plane-related stuff in his lab and the plane crashed into Black Hat’s mansion indicates that Dr. Flug really likes airplanes.

Hell, even his name is related to it! “Flug“, pronounced “floog”, is the German word for flight. And “Flugzeug“ means airplane.

I could imagine it is, in fact, pronounced like the German word but Black Hat keeps mispronouncing it and Flug gave up protesting a long time ago.

German Travel Vocabulary

Nomen/nouns (plurals in brackets):

das Gepäck - baggage
der Koffer (die Koffer) - suitcase
die Handtasche (die Handtaschen) - handbag
der Rucksack (die Rucksäcke) - backpack
die Gepäckrückgabe(n) - baggage claim

der (Reise)Pass (die (Reise)Pässe) - passport
das Visum (die Visa) - visa
die Identitätskarte(n) (ID)/ der Personalausweis (die Personalausweise)- ID card
die Reiseunterlagen - travel documents

das Flugzeug (die Flugzeuge) - airplane
der Flughafen (die Flughäfen) - airport
der Flug (die Flüge) - flight
das Gate (die Gates) - gate
die Ankunftshalle(n) - arivalls hall
die Ankunft (die Ankünfte) - arrival
der Abflug (die Abflüge) - departure
der Ticketschalter (die Ticketschalter) - ticket desk

der Zug (die Züge) - train
der Bahnhof (die Bahnhöfe) - train station
der Hauptbahnhof (die Hauptbahnhöfe) - main train station
der Bahnsteig (die Bahnsteige) - platform
die Fahrkarte(n)- (railroad) ticket
der Ticketschalter (die Ticketschalter) - ticket counter

die Fähre (die Fähren) - ferry
das Boot (die Boote) - boat
der Hafen (die Häfen) - port
die Kreuzfahrt (die Kreuzfahrten) - cruise

das Hotel (die Hotels) - hotel
die Herberge (die Herbergen) - hostel
die Übernachtung (die Übernachtungen) - overnight stay
die Buchung(en)- booking
die Umbuchung(en) - transfer
die Reservation(en) - reservation


reisen - to travel
ins Ausland gehen - to go abroad
Geld wechseln - to exchange currency

fliegen - to fly
verzollen - to pay duty on

den Zug nehmen - to take the train
den Zug verpassen - to miss the train
den Zug wechseln/umsteigen - to transfer to another train
ankommen - to arrive
abfahren - to depart

fahren - to drive
warten - to wait

übernachten - to stay overnight
buchen - to book
reservieren - to place a reservation
erkunden - to discover

sich verlaufen - to get lost


verspätet - delayed
gestrichen - cancelled
verzollbar - customable

gebucht - booked
reserviert - reserved

Hilfreiche Sätze/useful sentences:

“Wo ist/liegt …?” - “Where’s …?”

“Ich habe meinen Pass verloren.” - “I’ve lost my passport”

“Auf welchem Bahnsteig fährt dieser Zug (ab)?” - “On which platform does this train depart?”

“Nichts zu verzollen” - “Nothing to declare”

“Wie viel kostet eine Fahrkarte?” - “How much does a ticket cost?”

“Wo kann ich eine Fahrkarte kaufen?” - “Where can I buy a ticket?”

“Wann kommt das nächste Boot?” - “When will the next boat arrive?”

(Ay, this is my first vocab sheet, and I’d love to get some recommendations on what to do better. However, I hope you enjoy it and have a nice day!)

(Also Germany voted yes on same-sex marriage, it was finally time and I am so happy!🇩🇪)