I'm studying german and using a drama "Die Susanne". It's on the youtube. In this drama clip, a boy tries to fix his bike and when he thinks it's done, he finds it still doesn't work. so he shouts something in exclamation and the girl asks "Was machst du denn?".
What does the boy say before she asked?
listen to this clip. it's at about 30 seconds. (you can use space bar to stop or go, or use mouse). Thanks!

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For me, the boy says

Ach, Mann - Mist!

what is roughly

Oh, man - crap!

  • Ah, thank you! it's good that I can ask native speakers!
    – Chan Kim
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 5:28
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    The Mann had been clipped by the microphone volume control because he thrashed his bike the very same moment. But it's the only word which fits in – it's a fixed expression.
    – Janka
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 8:43
  • I don't hear a Mann. I think it's more something like "Ach m-mist".
    – some_user
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 12:39

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