I have a client right now who grew up with German-speaking parents, like we did. Her parents used it like ours did, too--among the uncles and aunts, and to keep us from knowing what they were talking about. She has Alzheimers, but words from her past are delightfully familiar, so I've been wracking my brain for words to pop into normal conversation...lol
Here are some she's loved so far, spelled phonetically, ok?
(Say 'em out loud...it helps!)
selpt lopt schtinct
Du bist ferr-icht!
Vass vilst du habben?
Eince, svay, dry, feer, fimph, seks, seben, ochten, noine, tsen...
Paat-chee, paat-chee kuchen, der baker hat ged-oo-fen...lol
She loves it if I ask what a word means, too.
Help me here, ok? What German words do YOU remember?
(Thanks in advance!)