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Longest German Word Was Very Long, German

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There's a German word for when you write "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" on a chalkboard.

Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz, a German word meaning "law delegating beef label monitoring," no longer exists, apparently. But the new longest German word is also very long and German: Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitaenswitwe. It means "widow of a Danube steamboat company captain," and it has never been used by anyone.