From beer to hairdryers: 10 Italian words that come from German

From beer to hairdryers: 10 Italian words that come from German

Italian is widely known to be tied to its Latin roots - closer than any other language, in fact. So it might come as a surprise to know that the Italian language also has Germanic influences. Here are ten Italian words that come from German.

Italy holds migrant rescue ship as hundreds land

Italy holds migrant rescue ship as hundreds land

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Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Body of missing German hiker found in Italy

Body of missing German hiker found in Italy

Deutsche Bank targeted in Italian bond sale probe

Deutsche Bank targeted in Italian bond sale probe

German stopped in Rome after human skull found in suitcase

German stopped in Rome after human skull found in suitcase

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Italians fear wine drought after Germans eat all the grapes

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German student’s body found near Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Why Italy’s scrapping to be let into Europe’s big boys’ club

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German killed by train in Italy in bid to save dog

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PSG’s Lucas Digne seals Roma loan move

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Italy hits back at Merkel in migrants row

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German Ruediger joins Roma on loan deal

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German tourist raped on Rimini beach

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German student dies in Tuscan balcony fall

German teens hurt as bus veers of road in Italy

German teens hurt as bus veers of road in Italy

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Body of 22-year-old German found by Tiber

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Jail sought over German tourist gondola death

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German tourist dies in Italy selfie fall

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Gang tricks German into ‘buying’ US embassy

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Angry Italians lob eggs at German mission

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Merkel wants Greece to ‘remain part of our story’

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German-born Soriano awaits dream Italy debut

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Gondola crash victim’s family want €6 million

German minister praises Italy’s reform efforts

German minister praises Italy’s reform efforts

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German man stabs four policemen in Rome

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German tourists killed in Ischia car crash

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Italians flock to become German citizens

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‘Italy needs action on reforms’: Weidmann

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Newspaper editor probed for casting EU vote twice

German tourist rescued from Mount Etna

German tourist rescued from Mount Etna

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Adolf Hitler’s birthday celebrated in Milan

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27 percent of Italians want to be more German

Are priests and nuns extravagant spenders?

Are priests and nuns extravagant spenders?

German made to clean child’s bridge scribbles

German made to clean child’s bridge scribbles

Three killed in Dolomites climbing accident

Three killed in Dolomites climbing accident

Venice makeover looms after gondola death

Venice makeover looms after gondola death

Five people probed in fatal gondolier crash

Five people probed in fatal gondolier crash