I was watching a German show, and they kept using the word sowieso? Can someone explain to me what it means?
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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 :)