I am wondering if there is a germain equivalent for a prepper. dict.leo.org didn't "know" this word. Would the average ordinary german person understand the word prepper?
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There is a german website about preppers: http://prepper.de/prepper
They do not translate the word. "Prepper" is used as a foreign word in german, but most people will not know what is meant with it.
Prepper is a relatively new word in English as well. Therefore it is of little suprise that there is no German equivalent. Given recent language history I bet this will not come up but instead Prepper will stay an English loanword until it has become out of fashion again.
Closest to the main characterisics of a Prepper, and in case we desperately need to translate this word to a German-only expression we may take
I don't know if I'm an average ordinary German person, but
I found this definition:
In German it could be
http://prepper.de/prepper contains also no translation, only explanation of the word. They introduce
I had another idea: