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German German speaking countries

schnee von gestern

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(snow from yesterday) • Something that is no longer relevant. Often used to demonstrate forgiveness. Roughly corresponds to English "water under the bridge".

"Sorry, dass ich letztes Mal auf dich vergessen habe!" "Das ist doch Schnee von gestern!"

"I'm sorry that I forgot you last time!" "It's snow from yesterday!"


German | Austrian Dialect Austria

hätti wari dadi!

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(had I, did I, would I) • Similar to "woulda, coulda, shoulda", this phrase is used to dismiss hypothetical thoughts of what could have been.

"Wann i gwusst hätt, dass so staut, wär i früher losgfahren!" "Hätti, wari, dadi!"

"If I had known there would be this much traffic, I'd left earlier!" "Had I, did I, would I!"

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German Worldwide


Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(Frequently pejorative) term for something common, unsurprising, boring or dull. It is believed to come from WWI machine gun MG 08/15.

"Lass dir was besseres einfallen, der Anmachspruch ist so 08/15"

"Come up with something better, that pick-up line is so 08/15"