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How to say "I ate too much." in German? Is "I ate too much" not proper English?

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How does the second question belong in GLU? – Alexander Kosubek Feb 28 '13 at 12:54
For a more informal / common translation: > Ich hab' zu viel gegessen. – Eric S Mar 2 '13 at 5:51
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Ich habe zu viel gegessen.

Adding more details to your sentence in english could make it sound a bit more "proper".

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Ich habe zu viel gegessen, this means "I ate so much"? – Noman Arain Feb 28 '13 at 0:57
I guess "I ate so much" would directly translate to "Ich habe so viel gegessen". There is a difference between "so much" and "too much" because the latter one has more or less a negative meaning to it. – Ishaan Feb 28 '13 at 1:08

Obviously "I ate too much" is mostly used in a colloquial setting. Therefore in addition to the correct literal translation "Ich habe zu viel gegessen" we do have several colloquial variants we may probably hear more often:

Ich kann nicht mehr.
Ich bin pappsatt.
Ich platze.

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Mutter gab mir und meinen 3 Schwestern 12 Waffeln. Ich aß meine 4 schon auf, aber sie behauptet ich aß zu viel, dabei bin ich gar nicht satt. – user unknown Mar 1 '13 at 2:05
Additionally, the colloquial: "Ich bin voll." and the very very colloquial: "Ich hab(e) mich überfressen." – Toscho Mar 2 '13 at 9:05

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