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COVID-19: Are you coronamüde with coronafrisur? Learn some of Germany's new 1,200 words

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By Angela Barnes
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More than 1,200 new German words coined during pandemic
More than 1,200 new German words coined during pandemic   -   Copyright  AFP

There are 1,200 new words that have been added to the German lexicon in the last year, according to the Leibniz Institute for German Language - the majority of which bear some relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Should you tell someone tomorrow that you're "coronamüde," you would mean you're feeling tired of COVID-19.

A "coronafrisur," meanwhile, is your lockdown hairstyle - and with many hair salons temporarily closed around Europe, this word can likely refer to a broad range of messy and unkempt dos. 

One new phrase everyone can probably relate to is the feeling of being "overzoomed," ie: when you're burned out from too many video calls. 

What about COVID-related anxiety? There's one for that, too. It's called: "coronaangst". 

Dr Christine Möhrs, who works at the Leibniz Institute, has given Euronews a couple more examples as she explains what all these new phrases can tell us about the pandemic. 

_Watch the full interview with Dr _Möhrs_ in the above player._