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German Northern Germany, Germany


Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone in Northern Germany

A greeting that can be used at every time of day in Northern Germany - basically the equivalent to "Hi". In Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, it is more common to use "Moin" and not "Moin moin", since the latter is sometimes considered to be too much talk.

"Moin Andreas, alles klar?"

"Moin Andreas, everything alright?"

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German German speaking countries

die Bürgersteige hochklappen

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(fold up the sidewalks) • To indicate that there is nothing going on in a town (or a village).

"Da, wo ich herkomme, werden um Acht Uhr die Bürgersteige hochgeklappt. "

"Where I come from, the sidewalks are folded up at 8 pm. "