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Swearing in German, dictionary of swear words

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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^^ The author's last name is "Besserwisser"... ha!! Best German surname ever!

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Unfortunately, when I call people "douchebag" here, they think I'm calling them a "shower bag."

 

A proper translation would be wonderful. :)

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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

See http://www.schattenparker.de/ for a full list!

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Unfortunately, when I call people "douchebag" here, they think I'm calling them a "shower bag."

 

A proper translation would be wonderful.

I have it on good authority that one should use "Depp" ... which is one of the reasons Germans often snicker at Hollywood last names.

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breit sein-to be spaced out/far gone (dope) oder to be pissed/sloshed/several sheets to the wind (drink)

breit sein has two different meanings. One it means you are drunk the other means you just enjoyed some hash... or something else. So fucked up and juiced up would fit as well.

 

 

Warmduscher - someone who only ever takes warm showers, cos they are too wimpy to have a good ol' stiff cold one

that is another way to call you gay ;)

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