Smile Day- Bitte lächeln!

Smile Day- Please smile!

Today the US is celebrating National Smile Day.

What a great chance to remember that everything is easier with a smile.

A smile is very powerful and infectious, it can create confidence and a bond between people.

Smiling has a direct link to your brain and helps to reduce stress.

A smile can not only make someone elses day but also brighten up your own mood.

So try to smile more often!!! :grinning: :smiley: :smile:

Germans might not be famous for smiling a lot- but check out some of the German comedies on Lingopie! I m sure shows like „A licence to clean“ and „Kroyman“ will make you smile more than once.


Both of those shows are hilarious! I particularly enjoy Kroymann, because not only is she funny, but her satirical takes are a great way to get to know a bit about Germany’s culture and politics :de:

Other funny shows you can enjoy are Strike Out, Kumbaya and Dyke Cops!

How do you say smile in German?

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In German, as in English, the noun (a smile) and the verb (to smile) are said the same way: “lächeln”! :smile:
HOWEVER, as with all German nouns, if it’s a noun, it will start with a capital letter, so they are not written the same way: “lächeln” / “das Lächeln”.

Of course, there are other ways to refer to different types of smiles. For example, “grinsen” means “to grin”. There is in fact an expression that goes “grinsen wie ein Honigkuchenpferd” :cookie: :horse: , which translates as “to grin like a honey cake horse”, which means having a big grin on your face. And what is a honey cake horse? This little guy: