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How do you say " I am going to the McDonald's drive thru " in German?

Mein Versuch : Ich fahre zu McD. Drive-thru?

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My suggestion would be not to do this at all. I mean eating at the drive-thru ;-) – PMF Jan 13 '14 at 9:28
Ich bin doch zu faul, um zu Hause zu kochen. ;) – DerPolyglott33 Jan 13 '14 at 10:40
Selbst dann nehme ich nicht den Drive-In, sondern setze mich an einen Tisch. Im Auto einen Burger zu essen kommt meistens nicht so gut raus. – PMF Jan 13 '14 at 11:31
To sound German, just say "drive sru" – Emanuel Jan 13 '14 at 17:13
up vote 7 down vote accepted

McDonald's Drive Thru is actually called McDrive in Germany. So you could safely say that.

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Like always there are possibilities that are used in colloquial language and some that are also correct but not used very frequently.

Ich fahre zum McDonald’s-Drive-In.

This would be the version I consider to be used most of the times.


Ich fahre durch den McDondald’s-Drive-In.

To me this is possible but I consider it not to be used as often as the upper version.

In German, a drive thru is called Drive-In most of the times.

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As pointed out by Thorsten Dittmar: The Drive through is called McDrive here, so you could as well colloquially say "Ich fahre zu McD, durch den McDrive". Although it sounds a bit like you were trying to get to McD by driving through the McDrive, everyone will know what you mean and I doubt you'd talk about McD in a setting that doesn't allow coll. speak. – Mark Jan 13 '14 at 8:32

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