Swearing in German, dictionary of swear words

How to curse properly in the local lingo

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A
Aasgeier-vulture
ätzend-godawful
Alte-old bag/bat
Angeber-braggart/boaster/loudmouth
Armleuchter-dead head/fuckwit
Arschloch-asshole
Arschkeks, verfluchter!-stupid shithead
für`n Arsch-bloody/fucking useless
Ich bin völlig im Arsch-I´m knackered/shagged out/dead
Du hast den Arsch offen-You´re full of shit
Leck mich am Arsch-Kiss my ass/Up yours
aufgeilen-to wind up/get turned on

B
breit sein-to be spaced out/far gone (dope) oder to be pissed/sloshed/several sheets to the wind (drink)
Backpfeifengesicht- fish face
beinhart-terrific/rock hart
sturer Bock-stubborn old goat
geiler Bock- randy/horny so and so
Bruchbude-flea pit
Bullenschwein-fuzz/the bill
bumsen-to screw/bang/get laid
Bumslokal-red light bar

D
Dösbaddel-jerk/moron/cretin
Drecksack-asshole/shit (person)
Drecksnest-armpit of the universe
Dummkopf-idiot/jerk
dumme Nuss-moron/idiot
dumme Pute-daft Minnie/Fanny

E
Eier-balls/bollocks/nuts/goolies/cobblers
Esel-donkey/oaf

F
Fresse!-Shut it/shut your trap
Fettarsch- fat arse
ficken-to fuck/lay/bang/screw
Fick dich in Knie-Go fuck youself/get stuffed
Filzlaus-pain in the arse
Flasche-bore/prat/dogo
Flatter machen-to make oneself scarce
Flegel-brat/bounder (very old fashioned)
fressen-to nosh
Fummel-rag
Fusel-gut rot/plonk/hooch

G
Giftzahn-rat bag
Blöde Gans!-silly cow
geil-horny/randy oder terrific/far out/magic
geiles Luder-nympho
Gesöff-gut rot
Giftzwerg-evil little devil/bastard
Gruftis-the old folk/straights oder (Teil der Punkszene:) goths

H
Hornochse-turkey/jerk/muttonhead
Halsabschneider-cut.throat
Himmel, arsch und Zwirn!-Christi allmighty!/God damn it!
hirnrissig-crazy/nuts
feiger Hund-coward/yellowbelly

K
kotzen-to throw up/puke/barf/spew/vomit
kamel-spastic/dodo
Käsequanten-stinkfeet
Knacker-old turd
Knalltüte-wimp/wet/twit
Korinthenkacker-pisser/fusspot
Kotzbrocken-pain (in the arse)
Kümmerling-runt/wimp

L
Du Lusche!-useless idiot/jerk
Labern-to rabbit on/blab/blabber
Lahmarsch-slowcoach
Lahme Ente-lame duck
linken-to cheat

M
Macker-bloke/tough guy/macho
Halts maul-shut your face/gob/trap
miefen-to pong/reet/stink

N
Nutte-tart/hooker/whore/pro
Nepp-ripp off
Nervensäge-pain in the arse

P
Penner-dosser
Pack-pack
Pampe-mush
Piefke-brown-nose/creep
Pisse-piss/pee
Verpiss dich!-Piss off/get lost
Pissnelke-jerk/cow
plattmachen-to bore/astonish

Q
Quacksalber-quack

R
Rowdy-hooligan/rowdy
reihern-to throw up/ride the porcelain bus
Reiß dich am riemen-Get a grip!/Pull yourself together!
rote Sau-pinko
Rotzfahne-snot rag
Rübe-nob/noggon/conk

S
saufen-to booze/raise in the elbow/get plastered
fauler Sack-idle sod
Du gehst mir auf den sack!-You get on my nerves/wick/tits
schluffig-slouchy
Saftladen-These people couldn`t organize a bunfight
Sargnagel-coffin nail
Saustall-pig stay
saumselig-idle/feet-dragging
Scheiße-shit/crap
Klugscheißer-bogmouth/know-all/smart aleck
Scheißspiel!-lousy game/this game stinks
Schnarchsack/snorer
Schlampe-slut
Schnepfe-slag/slut/cock-teaster/tease
Schwanz-cock/prick/tool/tail/dong/dick
Schweinepriester-creeping Jesus
Sense!-It´s all over/Kiss your ass and goodbye
Siff;versifft-filth/crap/junk
Du spinnst wohl-You must be kidding/joking oder You must be off your head
Stinkstiefel-pratt
Das stinkt mir!- that pisses me off

T
Titten-tits/knockers/boobs/boobys
Transuse-ragged arse/idle layabout
Trottel-fool/moron/nit
Tussi-skirt/crumpet

V
vögeln-to fuck/screw/bang/hump
vergammeltes Loch-hole/dive
vergiss es!-Forget it/Give it a rest!

W
Waschlappen-waggler
Was geht hier ab?-Whats going on/down?
alter wichser-old wanker

Z
fauler zauber-dirty deal/cheat
Zieh Leine!-Piss off/Get lost/make tracks
Zimtzicke-moaning Minnie

See also the other TT topic: German swear words
Inflatablewoman
I get called a ... (spelling is arse)

Wind Boytal.

and a...

Fouler Sack.
Johnny English
More here: The Alternative German Dictionary

My favourite "Sitzpinkler" - someone who sits down to wee - basically a yellow belly coward.
Izabella
my german boyfriend calls me a "faules miststueck" [sp?] and claims it's a term of endearment... SUSPECT :wink:
Musikus
Here's a site I just discovered. It has long lists of curses and other disparaging phrases in any language you can imagine, except Roma (gypsy language, which could be very helpful to have).

http://www.insultmonger.com/swearing/

Check out the German page if your knowledge of purple German prose is deficient. I like Cabriogeschlossenfahrer (nerd who drives his convertible with the top up).

If your German is good you will be convulsed by seven of them towards the bottom, right under Cabriogeschlossenfahrer, that sound like they came from a foreign worker low down on the societal totem pole, or some other foreigner who flunked German class.
PiePiper
I think some students at the University of Stuttgart had a page with clickable audio snips so you could pracitce at your desk before each meeting. Can't find the link now, tho.

PP
Musikus
To the native German lurkers (or others who know the laws): I heard somewhere that you can get in trouble if you actually use a juicy phrase on somebody. Kann man angezeigt werden, wenn man jemanden beschimpft? Several times in Germany I wanted to tell somebody what I thought if them (for cutting in line at the post office, cutting me off in traffic, whatever), which you can do with no legal risk in the US, but what about in the BRD?
bubblylady
Yeah, i can be charged, but I don't know how much...
Definitely never swear at a police guy "Beamtenbeleidigung" is seen as a crime in Germany
treehugger
I like Vorwärtseinparker - someone who only parks if they can drive in forwards
Saunauntersitzer - someone who sits on the bottom level of the sauna cos it's too hot at the top
Turnbeutelvergesser - someone who forgets their gym stuff (deliberately) so they don't have to partake in sports at school.
Warmduscher - someone who only ever takes warm showers, cos they are too wimpy to have a good ol' stiff cold one
OhFFS
Arschwarze (literally: arse wart) is my favourite.
fRe4k
1) Leck Mich Am Arsch.
2) Du Arschloch.
osmachar
I like Vorwärtseinparker - someone who only parks if they can drive in forwards
Saunauntersitzer - someone who sits on the bottom level of the sauna cos it's too hot at the top
Turnbeutelvergesser - someone who forgets their gym stuff (deliberately) so they don't have to partake in sports at school.
Warmduscher - someone who only ever takes warm showers, cos they are too wimpy to have a good ol' stiff cold one
Along those lines: Tele-Tubby-zurueck-winker
mlovett
^^ The author's last name is "Besserwisser"... ha!! Best German surname ever!
lilplatinum
http://dict.leo.org/ has most of the good shit on it and discussions at the bottom of proper translations of what we want to say.

Also http://superslang.de/ is like a german urban dictionary.

Except Douchebag, I can't find a good translation for Douchebag - which is inconvenient, since I encounter them here daily.
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