Favourite German words

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It's not really positive, it means more like :"That's unbelievable" but in a negative way.

 

Edit: Something went wrong with the quote thing there, don't know what I did wrong.

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"Das ist der Hammer" can be positive or negative. "Stinkt wie ein Hammer" is also quite good.

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I like these

Du heiliger Bimbam

Du liebes Lieschen

Strohwitwer

and all the words with -weh or -mut at the end, like Langmut or Heimweh...

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Büddelschiff - ship in a bottle

 

Halbdackel - idiot

 

Schietbüdel (Platt) - word of affection :blink:

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Why not? Platt is also good for a laugh, for example; Snottdook, Ammerkacker, Hartklabastern or Iesenbahnpahlenopundaaldreiher :blink: - bloke who controls the barriers at a level crossing!

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#53 those are my favourite ones too! :lol:

 

This thread has given me an attack of the giggles!

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My colleague just reminded me of a Bavarian phrase that always makes me smile:

 

'rum gurken

 

As in "woll ma heut a bissl im Viktualienmarkt rum gurken?" :lol:

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Fahrtrichtungsanzeiger - indicator aka, Blinker.

 

Das gibt's gar nicht and das kann nicht sein are my faves!

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Silvester - I wish we had a better term for New Years Eve

try the Scottish Hogmanay

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re 'New Year's Eve' - at least it helps you remember the date.

 

My favourite was always 'Pampelmuse', but now every fooker says 'Grapefruit' :(

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