Nagold tree – 3

Continuing the series, here is a nice tree next to the mighty Nagold River in Germany’s Schwarzwald:

The German words for river (Fluss) and creek (Bach) really confused me when I started to learn German.

I love Germany, so don’t misunderstand what I have to say, but Germany has no rivers like in any other country, such as the Nile or the Amazon or the Mississippi.  The German equivalent of river, or Fluss, such as the Nagold River shown here, would be a creek in any other country.  And the German equivalent of creek, Bach, would be such a tiny little stream it probably wouldn’t be named! In fact, German has one level below this: Bächle, which I guess in any other country would probably be referred to as a little puddle.