In our daily communication we only use a fraction of our vocabulary to express ourselves. This is called ‘active vocabulary’ and is subject to constant change. We establish new words in our vocabulary and replace others. The first issue of the illustrated edition Wortschatz is dedicated to some of these words.

This bachelor’s thesis by Lisa Obenauf intends to illustrate the scope of the repertoire of the German language. It demonstrates the variety of words at our disposal when communicating feelings, ideas and thoughts.

Text & Photography by Lisa Obenauf