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Germany picks `pandemic’ as 2020 Word of the Year

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Germany picks `pandemic’ as 2020 Word of the Year

Experts announced on Monday that “Corona-Pandemie’’ (coronavirus pandemic) has been selected as the German language’s Word of the Year for 2020.

The Association for the German Language (GfdS) said in keeping with the theme, the word `lockdown’ got second place.

A jury of linguists analysed media entries and other submissions to pick the terms that have most shaped political, economic and social life in German in 2020.

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The majority of terms in 2020 top-10 ranking were in some way related to the current pandemic.

The phrase “Black Lives Matter’’ was listed in fourth place.

Previous `Word of the Year’ winners include `post-factual’ in 2016, `refugee’ in 2015 and `financial crash’ in 2008.

DPA

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