I understand that Los geht's! means "It's on!" "Here we go!" (https://qr.ae/pGcQL4).
Does Geht los! mean the same as Los geht's!?
Is it incorrect to say Geht's los!? (i.e. 's is not necessary). Why so?
German Language Stack Exchange is a bilingual question and answer site for speakers of all levels who want to share and increase their knowledge of the German language. It's 100% free, no registration required.Sign up to join this community
You are right with your assumption.
Los geht's! means indeed something like
Here we go!. The expression
Geht los! may mean the same as above in sloppy speech, when you assume that the
Es is omitted.
Es geht los! would be correct in this sense.
Geht los! means imperative plural, meaning
Go on!. Singular would be
Geh los!, which seems to be the same in English:
So it depends a bit on the context.
Geht's los? is only valid in a question, meaning
Does it go on? Maybe in bavarian dialect you may hear this as order, but this should be confirmed by a native bavarian speaker.