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What does the following translate to in english? “Jawooooolllllooo! - feeling hot -boy-mäßig”

I saw this on twitter, posted by a german female friend of mine but have no idea what it means, especially the Jawooolllooo part. Google translates mäßig as "Moderately". Could anyone tell me what is ...
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What is the etymology of “sau-”?

I lived in Germany during half a year and when hanging out, I heard lots of times this word. I know it's quite an inappropriate word prefix and that it should only be used in a friendly setting, but ...
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What does “Schmuck” mean in German?

I was on this jewerly website Wempe and if you look they have a section titled Schmuck. This is commonly known to mean idiot here in the U.S. Everything I look up to see what it means says pretty ...
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Was bedeutet „Ach wer wees, ach verwes“?

Ich verstehe fast kein Wort da. In mundmische finde ich eigentlich eine Erklärung, die aber selbst Umgangsprache ist: Schöner Spruch, wenn dir jemand auf die Eier geht. Das Gespräch, das da zur ...
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Jugendsprache - “ma”

I am seeing increasing use of the word "ma" amongst German teenagers nowadays. What does it mean? Beispiele: Und dann hab' ich ma gegoogelt. Nimm das ma raus! I can't figure it out and it ...
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School slang: „Der Pauker“ und „blau machen“

Ich glaube, es bedeutet Der Lehrer. Ich habe auch gehört "Ich mache blau" für "Ich werde nicht in der Klasse sitzen". Ist das richtig?
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Are there any German Internet slang acronyms like “LOL”?

LOL (an acronym for "laughing out loud"), LMAO, ROTFL and other Internet slang acronyms that express bodily reactions, in particular laughter, are very popular. Are there equivalent or similar German ...
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On the origin of “guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr” // Wie deutsch ist „guten Rutsch“?

Ich hatte nie die Bedeutung von „guten Rutsch“ verstanden. Ich habe das DWDS nachgeschlagen und das gefunden: Rutsch m. im Neujahrswunsch Guten Rutsch (ins Neue Jahr)! (Anfang 20. Jh.). Wohl aus ...
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Bedeutung von “Einen Kasten machen”

In dem Lied "Nylon" (Video,Text) vom Sänger Afrob taucht die Phrase "einen Kasten machen" auf, deren Bedeutung sich mir nicht erschließt. Kontext ist: er wollte es beweisen und im Wettbewerb ...
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Was ist die deutsche Variante von “Textspeak”?

Im englischsprachigen Netzjargon ist der Begriff "textspeak" für abgekürzte Textbotschaften gebräuchlich. Beispiel: I h8 2 sA dat w'v 2 do r hmwrk 1st. - I hate to say that we have to do our ...
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How rude is “Quatsch!”?

I've seen Quatsch! translated as Bullshit, which I was fine with as I had only heard it used among friends. Today, a university teacher used the Q-word in response to a student's serious suggestion in ...
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Wie schreibt man diese Variante von „ja“?

Wie schreibt man etwas, dass nach [ʝoː] klingt und ein nicht-formelles ja bedeutet? Ist eine der folgenden Varianten richtig? jo jeu jio
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What is the meaning of (something which sounds like) “nö”, “ne” or “no” at the end of a sentence?

I commonly hear people saying something like: Aber du wirst mir noch den Rest heute bezahlen, ne? Heute fühle ich mich nicht wohl, ne! oder Versuch es anders, ne! I've ...
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What does “krass” mean?

During conversations with native German speakers, I have heard the word "krass" used in different contexts. But I still don't know how to translate it. Any ideas?
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German term for 'Frenemy'?

Has a German term for the English word frenemy been developed? I found a definition through Google: Eine Person, die nur vorgibt ein Freund zu sein. I would say this is accurate, however I'm ...
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Woher kommt “suutsche”?

Folgenden Dialog könnte man in weiten Teilen Norddeutschlands hören: "Ab an die Arbeit, Männer! Pause is' vorbei!" "Immer suutsche, Chef. Geht gleich los." "Immer suutsche" (oder schreibt ...
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Woher kommt das Wort “abnippeln”?

Gibt es dazu eine gesicherte Etymologie oder gute oder lustige Theorien?
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What is “schlagen” slang for?

I had a German exchange student in my class and he always used "schlagen" in a weird way and it was hard to understand him. I know "schlagen" means "to fight" in English but what does it mean in ...
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What's the difference between “genau” and “stimmt”?

When somebody agrees with a point made in conversation they often say "genau" or "stimmt" (often preceeded by "ja"). So what is the difference? Is one slang and the other standard? Or is one ...
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Woher stammt der umgangsprachliche Ausdruck „Boah ey“?

Woher kommt der umgangsprachliche Ausdruck „Boah ey“? Für mich sieht er sehr seltsam aus.
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Second meanings of the colors (Verschiedene Bedeutung der Farben auf Deutsch)

In verschiedenen Sprachen kann man den Farben eine zweite Bedeutung geben. Meiner Meinung nach hängt dieser angebliche Zuzammenhang von der Sprache ab. Was bedeuten die Farben auf Deutsch? Kann man ...
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What is a German programmer's “rubber duck”?

I came across this excerpt from answers of the now deleted stackoverflow question on new programming slang where it says: Rubberducking Sometimes, you just have to talk a problem out; for ...
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Origin and Usage of “i wo”?

A colloquial way of answering negatively/dismissing an offered statement can be the use of the word(s) "i wo / iwo". The meaning of "i wo", according to Wiktionary, is this: (umgangssprachlich) ...
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Origin of the “dem Mann sein Hut” construct [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein Form gebräuchlich? Does anyone know the origin of the street slang construct in the form of "dem Mann sein Hut" in place of the ...
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Welche Dialektwörter werden im Standarddeutschen am meisten vermisst?

Als ich zum Studium aus Österreich nach Berlin gegangen bin, habe ich einige Worte aus meinem Sprachschatz ersetzen müssen, da sie im Hochdeutschen nicht verstanden wurden. Einige der Worte habe ich ...
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Suitable translation of “you guys” or “you lot”

What's the suitable translation of "you guys" or "you lot"? For example, "Are you lot coming over on Friday?" e.g. informal, you and your friends/family
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Asking someone to be patient

When someone is being impatient, in English you could say "please be patient", "just a moment please" or even the slight slang of "hang on." What is the equivalent in German? I know you can say ...
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What is the difference in “umgangssprachlich”, “familiär”, “salopp”, and “derb”?

Duden lists word usage in several categories: umgangssprachlich salopp gehoben bildungssprachlich familiär Jargon derb The definitions on when a word is ...
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German student preparing for travel abroad

I've studied German in an academic setting in the US for a number of years. When conversing with native German speakers I've noticed slang and other "non-academic" mannerisms. I'm preparing to ...
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“Scheiße ist Bargeld”

I know the title is a bit rude, but that's exactly what my question is about. The title is what Google Translate recommends as the German equivalent of "shit is cash". I've often seen the expression ...
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German slang websites similar to urbandictionary.com

I use this site quit a a lot, especially for English scene forums or chats. Anyone knows a similar site/online database for German slang words? Or translation service which shows at least well-known ...
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How does “wegpissen” translate?

Sometimes I read the following expressions: Dieses Video ist zum Wegpissen. Ich könnt mich jedesmal wegpissen! Obviously "to piss off" does not fit the context. Where does this expression ...
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Was bedeutet “Schneckattack” in der Jugendsprache?

Ich hab im Fernsehen eine Gruppe von Jugendlichen gesehen, von denen einer das Wort Schneck-Attack verwendet hat. Was versteht man darunter? Ich glaube nicht, dass es sich dabei um einen Angriff der ...
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What does “Schi-Scha-Schubidupp” mean?

The song "Wer hat Angst vor Dracula?" contains the text: Bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, im schi-scha-schubidupp Mondenschein. Is Schi-Scha-Schubidupp here a transmogrified ...
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Is “dingsbums” offensive, rude, vulgar, etc?

I've heard that my favourite word "dingsbums" might not be acceptable in some circumstances due to it being related to "bumsen" which, I'm told, is some kind of a word for intimate relations. Yet ...