From Der Spiegel:

Evelyn Zupke, die Aufsässige von der Insel Rügen, die mit der großen Klappe, hatte endlich Bruder und Schwestern im Geiste gefunden.

What does "Klappe" mean here? I looked at meanings in the dictionary, which are like "flap", "strap", "fly swat", but none of them seems to be something that should be on an island.

  • 3
    It's always good to try another dictionary, or even a German one.
    – user6191
    Oct 6, 2014 at 19:47
  • If you use an online dictionary you'll find that "Klappe" can refer to mouth, meaning having a big mouth.
    – rogermue
    Oct 7, 2014 at 11:22
  • @Takkat Because even a simple Google (!) search helps clear it up. See my comment here.
    – user6191
    Oct 7, 2014 at 18:44

2 Answers 2


The meaning of "große Klappe" is, that she has a "big mouth" or that she is "lippy".

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    Thanks. I first thought that "die mit der großen Klappe" refers to the Insel, but now I realized I misinterpreted.
    – boaten
    Oct 6, 2014 at 20:14


If you use an online dictionary you'll find that "Klappe" can refer to mouth meaning having a big mouth.

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