"Spoken German"

These posts focus on the things that people use in their every day language. Colloquial expressions, slang, weird grammar, idioms… if you’re interested in this stuff, then this category is perfect for you.



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

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ankommen

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Auf 2

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Bock is a male goat. And it's a really useful, super common word in colloquial German. Today, we'll find out why and what "Hast du Bock" and "kein Bock" mean :)

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der Bock, Bock machen, Bock haben, verbocken, Bockbier, Bock auf Bier

Bock, der

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"was... für... " is a super common combination in spoken German. This post takes a fun look at how to use it. With lots of audio examples.

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Couple Special was für

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A fun look at the da-word 'dabei' and its various uses in spoken German. As per usual, lots of audio examples and dumb jokes are dabei ;)

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dabei

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der Vogel

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A fun look at the meaning and the soul of "eigenlich" - one of the most misused words ever. Because it is actually NOT "actually"

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eigentlich

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fühlen

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ganz

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German abgehen

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German ausmachen

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Kater is the German word for a male cat. But it also means hangover. In this article we’ll find out why and how to use it. Also: sore muscles :)

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der Kater, der Muskelkater, die Katze, verkatert

German Hangover is a cat the meaning of Kater

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gönnen

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A Hammer is a tool. And in German it's an adjective that'll help you ... ahem... nail the slang :). Today, we’ll find out what hammer means and how to use it.

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hammer-, Schere, Zange, hammergut, hammerteuer

Hammer, der

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"Abhauen, reinhauen, umhauen,..." - if you want to speak real colloquial German you need the verb "hauen". Find out how to use it with audio examples.

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hauen

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kacken (explicit)

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klappen

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komisch

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mäßig

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paar

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passen

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ruhig

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sauer

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Spaß, der

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Spoken German Bits 1 Alles gut

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Spoken German Bits DaWords Undone

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Spoken German Bits stehen auf

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verpeilen

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voll

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Wahnsinn, der

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A fun look at the meaning(s) of "wohl", it's various uses in every day German and why they are so freaking random. Seriously, what a mess this word is...

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wohl, wohlhabend, obwohl, wohl wahr, sehr wohl, wohl kaum, wer wohl, zum Wohl

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