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I want to know what is the correct(most common) way to say

It doesn't make any difference"

Is it something like es macht keinen Unterschied or is there a better way to say this.

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    Can you provide more context? There are a lot of ways to say that. – Baz Sep 25 '14 at 10:44
  • for example if someone says "why don't you do so and so?" and you answer it doesn't make a difference – mosaad Sep 25 '14 at 10:47
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Es macht keinen Unterschied.

is a very good translation. Colloquially, you could also say

Es kommt auf dasselbe raus.

Es kommt aufs Gleiche raus.

Es ist gehüpft wie gesprungen (or some dialectal variant).

Some more good suggestions from the comments:

Es spielt keine Rolle (thanks @Chris)

Es ist gleich/egal. (thanks @karoshi)

  • which is most commonly used? – mosaad Sep 25 '14 at 10:56
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    Und: Es spielt keine Rolle – Chris Sep 25 '14 at 11:03
  • Also colloquially: Das ist Jacke wie Hose. – Matthias Sep 25 '14 at 11:14
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    Also: "es ist gleich", "es ist egal". – persson Sep 25 '14 at 11:15
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    @mosaad most common in my surrounding: "es/das macht keinen Unterschied" and "das kommt auf's gleiche raus" (equally common) – Harald Sep 25 '14 at 11:16

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