Take the 2-minute tour ×
German Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How do you say "You are something" in German?

I'd like to say it in this context :

Why can't you meet my Parents??!! You're something, you know that?!

Here's my attempt. Can one say:

Du bist (et)was.

share|improve this question
Can you put it in a wider context? I only know "you're something else". In which situation you use this? –  halirutan Jan 1 at 3:52
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Implying that you mean that someone is special, you can use

Du bist schon was!


Du bist was Besonderes!

share|improve this answer
Note that when talking about someones achievements in life you might use "Du bist [schon|wirklich] wer!". However "wer" implies a male, "was" is neuter (so be very cautious if you use it with a female) and the similiar term "Du bist [schon] eine/-r!" has a completely different meaning. –  dog Jan 3 at 7:36
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.