Fun ’n Friendsy

by Vicki H. Budge

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    German Puzzle

    Some German (Deutsch) and English (Englisch) words are much alike. Many words used in the following crossword puzzle are similiar in both languages.

    Crossword puzzle

    Across

    3. book

    5. on

    6. girl student

    8. glove

    12. boy student

    14. angel

    17. shoemaker

    18. love

    19. brother

    22. anchor

    23. father

    24. luck

    25. stuck

    Down

    1. old

    2. stone

    4. hand

    5. hang on

    7. and

    9. alone

    10. sister

    11. handbook

    12. school

    13. telephone

    15. shoe

    16. maker

    20. mother

    21. apple

    22. all

    German words used (in alphabetical order)

    all

    engel

    schuhmacher

    allein

    glück

    schule

    alt

    hand

    schwester

    an

    handbuch

    steckte

    anhängen

    handschuh

    stein

    anker

    liebe

    student

    apfel

    macher

    studentin

    bruder

    mutter

    telephon

    buch

    schuh

    und

       

    vater

    Answers:

    Across—(3) buch, (5) an, (6) studentin, (8) handschuh, (12) student, (14) engel, (17) schuhmacher, (18) liebe, (19) bruder, (22) anker, (23) vater, (24) glück, (25) steckte. Down—(1) alt, (2) stein, (4) hand, (5) anhängen, (7) und, (9) allein, (10) schwester, (11) handbuch, (12) schule, (13) telephon, (15) schuh, (16) macher, (20) mutter, (21) apfel, (22) all.

    Riddles

    Why does a man put on his right shoe first? Because it would be silly to put on his wrong one.

    How many letters are there in the word bone? Two. If you take away B, one remains.

    How can you change a pumpkin into another vegetable? Toss it in the air, and it will come down squash.