Meldemuschi

German German speaking countries

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

References to a person who likes to report everything to admins, cops etc.

"Waren wieder Meldemuschis unterwegs."

"Seems that there were reporterpussiess around."





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digga*

* fat one

German German speaking countries

Slang USED Very frequently BY Young People

(n.) Form of “Dicker” (fat one). Used to refer to any person, or as an interjection.

Note: Penny is a German supermarket.

“Digga, lass nach der Schule zum Penny gehen”

“Fat one, let's go to the Penny after school”





German German speaking countries

Emoji USED On Occasion BY Some People

When you wish someone good luck in German you would say "Ich drücke dir die Daumen", which literally means "I'll press my thumbs for you". Because of that, 🤞 ("I'll keep my fingers crossed") isn't used to wish good luck (in German 🤞 means that you are lying). We rather use ✊ which stands for the thumbs pressed.

"Viel Glück bei der Prüfung! Ich drücke dir die Daumen ✊!"

"Good luck for the exam! I'll press my thumbs for you ✊!"





auf dem Schlauch stehen*

* to stand on the pipe

German German speaking countries

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used to describe the feeling of being stuck on or being unable to understand something.

„Verstehst du was ich meine?“ „Nein, ich stehe total auf dem Schlauch.“

“Do you understand what I mean?“ “No, I’m completely standing on the pipe.”


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Ohrwurm *

* earworm

German German speaking countries

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) A song stuck in your head.

"Ich habe seit Tagen einen Ohrwurm von diesem Lied! Es geht mir einfach nicht aus dem Kopf!"

"I've had an earworm of this song for the past few days! I just can't get it out of my head!"


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Arschgeige*

* ass-violin

German German speaking countries

Slang USED On Occasion BY Teens

(n.) An insult for someone you really don't like, a synonym for "idiot".

"Er hat mir mein Geld geklaut! So eine Arschgeige!"

"He stole my money! What an ass-violin!"





den Führerschein im Lotto gewonnen haben*

* to have won your driver's license in the lottery

German German speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Angry Drivers

This phrase is usually used while driving when another driver makes a mistake or drives carelessly.

Autofahrer missachtet die Vorrangregeln - "Hast du deinen Führerschein im Lotto gewonnen oder was?"

A driver ignores the priority rules - "Have you won your driver's licence in the lottery or something?"





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Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof*

* Life is not a pony farm

German German speaking countries

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

This phrase is used when trying to express that life is not easy.

"Du musst dir dein Geld selbst erarbeiten, das Leben ist schließlich kein Ponyhof."

"You have to work for your own money, life is not a pony farm after all."


Confirmed by 8 people




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Spaßbremse*

* fun brake

German German speaking countries

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A person who either refuses to take part in fun activities or ruins the fun for everybody else.

"Könnt ihr die Musik bitte leiser machen?" "Ach Mensch, du bist so eine Spaßbremse!"

"Could you please turn down the music?" "Oh man, you are such a fun brake!"





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nicht alle Tassen im Schrank haben*

* to not have all the cups in the cupboard

German German speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

To be crazy.

"Du willst trotz des Sturms schwimmen gehen? Du hast doch nicht alle Tassen im Schrank!"

"You want to go swimming despite the storm? You must not have all the cups in the cupboard!"


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Holla, die Waldfee!*

* "Holla, the forest fairy!"

German German speaking countries

Idiom USED On Very Rare Occasion BY Some People

Can be used to express a state of surprise or shock. However, it is very rarely used in a serious way because of its rather funny wording.

"Dein neues Auto sieht ja richtig schick aus! Aber der Preis... Holla, die Waldfee!"

"Your new car looks really nice! But the price... Holla, the forest fairy!"


Confirmed by 6 people




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toll*

* cool

German German speaking countries

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(adj.) Used to express acceptance, or to indicate that you like something.

"Es ist toll das du da bist."

"It is cool that you are here."





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geil

German German speaking countries

Word USED Very frequently BY Young People

(adj.) Used both as an adjective or an interjection to express that you like something or approval.

"Dein neues Lied ist echt geil!"

"Your new song is really cool!"


Confirmed by 9 people




geil*

* horny

German German speaking countries

Word USED Very frequently BY Young People

(adj.) Used to refer to something really good.

"Heute ist geiles Wetter."

"It's good weather today."





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nur Bahnhof verstehen*

* to only understand train station

German German speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

Being unable to understand something.

"Tut mir leid, ich verstehe nur Bahnhof. Kannst du mir das noch einmal erklären?"

“Sorry, I only understand train station. Can you explain this to me again?"


Confirmed by 13 people