I was watching a German show, and they kept using the word sowieso? Can someone explain to me what it means?
The most literal translation for the adverb sowieso is
Normally, the English anyway translates the word well.
Sometimes it's used as informal answer and means of course:
Also, as mentioned in a comment to this answer, there is another special meaning, for example:
In this case Sowieso is a placeholder for a name that the person getting the phone call didn't remember or understand.
sowieso is the same as anyway, in any case or anyhow. I am a native german speaker.
you don't need to tell him, he knows it anlready you can give that to me, i will go there anyway
something like this :)