The German language is known for the way it stacks nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives together to create long and descriptive nouns. When it comes to the naming of animals, this leads to some particularly amusing translations.
Take, for example, the German word for slug, a combination of nackt ("naked") and schnecke ("snail"). Because, it's true, a slug is basically a snail in the nude.
*Unless otherwise linked, translations have been sourced via the online dictionary bab.la, a product of Oxford University Press.