Does "get to work" (imperative) translate directly, or is there another way of saying this?

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    It depends on how your relationship to "somebody" is. Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 7:59
  • Agree with René Nyffenegger; there are a lot of informal alternatives ;) Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 10:58

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You could say "an die Arbeit!". This however does not include any information about who has to get to work: It can mean "get to work" and "let us all get to work".


An informal way to express that an immediate action is asked from an imperative would be adding "auf" or "los":

"Auf, an die Arbeit!" - "Los, ans Werk!"

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