Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber

German language help

OK, German speakers out there: I need help. Younger niece is trying to catch up on the work she missed while in the hospital, and one item was a Halloween worksheet for her German class. There was a group of scrambled words, which should have unscrambled to become one of the Halloween-related words on the page.

But there's clearly a mistake somewhere on this one: plenctzhä. There's no ä in any of the words in the list. With my scant German vocabulary, I can't get it to unscramble to anything intelligible, Halloween-related or not. Anyone care to give it a try, keeping in mind that typos are possible? Nächtplez? plenächtz? Are these close to anything that means something?

(Later....after more searching) How about pelznacht, or nachtpelz? Fur night? Night fur? Any clue if there's some idiomatic usage like this? Googling only shows that nachtpelz appears in Doctor Faustus.

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