‘Refugees’ is Germany’s word of the year for 2015. “Grexit”, the term created to describe the risk of Greece exiting euro zone, is in the third place.
The Society for the German language on Friday chose “Fluechtlinge”— refugees — as the Word of the Year 2015. Flüchtling was chosen because it represented the “dominant theme of the year.” with thousands of refugees arriving in Germany.
The word the year was chosen among about 2,500 words and expressions that have marked the political, economic and social life, The Society for the German language explains.
In the second place is “Je suis Charlie”, a phrase widespread globally slogan after January’s attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, followed by “Grexit”, the term created to describe the risk of Greece exiting euro zone.