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Die Narren

Die Narren sind los! Die Narren is a name given to someone who entertains other people, much like a jester.

There are several versions as to where the word comes from. Some believe that it comes from the Latin word nario for turning one’s nose up at something, others claim it comes from narrare – to narrate or tell a story.

At carnival time the Narren refers to the people who dress up for processions and Sitzungen, and is also used as an adjective: närrisch.

There is also a saying in German “macht mich nicht närrisch” – don’t drive me mad!

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2 Responses to “Die Narren”

  1. Says:

    Was sind… die Narren?

    Wie erklärt man die närrische Zeit an einen Ausländer? Im Podcast werden “die Narren” auf einfache Weise erklärt.

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