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Vocabulary associated with chap. 5 of Muenchhausens Abenteuer; this list in NOT comprehensive! Be sure to re-read the text and be familiar with ALL the vocabulary from the book.

in türkisher Gefangenschaft

in turkish imprisonment


in spite of

der Mut


die Schnelligkeit

the quickness

das Unglück


wurde verkauft

was sold

die Sklavenarbeit

slave work

der Sklave

the slave

sich über etwas ärgern

to be angry about something

ich ärgere mich darüber

I'm angry about it

die Biene (n)

the bee

jeden Morgen

every morning

der Bienenstock

the beehive

auf einen Berg

onto a mountain

eines Abends

one evening

der Bär (-en)

the bear


to fetch down (from somewhere)


to notice

wegnehmen (i,a,o)

to take away

der Honig


kein Gewehr bei mir

no gun with me

das besondere Zeichen

the special sign

werfen (warf, geworfen) (+nach)

to throw (at)

der Räuber

the robber


to kill

in Freiheit setzen

to set free

auf dem Mond

on the moon

der Himmel

the sky


to plant

die Bohne (n)

the bean

wachsen (u, a) ('sein' Hilfsverb)

to grow


to twine, creep

alles aus Silber

everything out of silver

zur Erde

to the earth

klettern ('sein' Hilfsverb)

to climb




to bind tightly


to hold tightly

abschneiden (schnitt, abgeschnitten)

to cut off

die Wolken

the clouds

zerreißen (zerriss, zerrissen)

to tear, shred

die Kraft

the strength

das Loch

the hole

die Treppe

the step(s)

nach unten


nach oben


sich totlachen

to die laughing

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