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German Terms of Endearment

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According to several popular German magazines, Germans often use animal names for loved ones, such as Hasi and Maus. Kosenamen (pet names) in German come in many forms, from the ever so simple and classic one, Schatz, to the more frilly ones like Knuddelpuddel (See also I Love You in German). Here are some other German favourites according to surveys done by German magazine Brigitte and website spin.de:


Classic:
NameVariationsMeaning
SchatzSchatzi,Schatzilein,Schätzchentreasure
LieblingLiebchen, Liebelein darling, sweetheart
Süße/r Süßlingsweetie
EngelEngelchen, Engeleinangel

Animal Names:
MausMausi, Mausipupsi, Mausezahn, Mäusezähnchen mouse
HaseHasi,Hasilein, Häschen, Hascha (combination of hase and Schatz)*bunny
Bärchen Bärli, Schmusebärchenlittle bear
SchneckeSchneckchen, Zuckerschneckesnail
SpatzSpatzi, Spätzchensparrow

* In this context means 'bunny', but usually means 'hare'

From Nature:
RoseRöschen, Rosenblüterose
SonnenblumeSonnenblümchensunflower
SternSternchenstar

English Names:
Baby
Honey


Perhaps you prefer more frilly type of pet names. Here are some often heard German ones:

SchnuckelSchnuckelchen, Schnucki, Schnuckiputzicutey
Knuddel- Knuddelmuddel, Knuddelkätzchen, Knuddelmauscuddles
Kuschel-Kuschelperle,Kuschelbärcuddly

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