_ The German Word of the Day is tanzen (to dance). It’s easy to see the similarity in the two languages. Surprisingly, many German people that speak in low dialect even say Danzen, which suggests that the English word derives from Germanic roots. Dancing surely evolved much earlier from movements of distant ancestors (and I mean prior to homo erectus!).
Like many German words, this one is part of a building block set with nouns and prefixes: Tanzmusik (dance music), Tanzschuhe (dance shoe), Tanzschule (Dance school), Tanzeinlage (dance show), Tanzschritte (coreography), antanzen (report to), eintanzen (warm up), umtanzen (evade), and so on.
Below is a short glimpse (don't worry, there are no words) of what keeps my wife and daughter out of my hair...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.