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How do you say "So, yeah" in German?

E.g.:

So, yeah I need to get going.

Here's my attempt:

Also, muss ich verlassen.

  • I must say, I'm curious as to why you've just assumed an American audience who don't need any exposition regarding this American idiom. Stack Exchange is an international community and I'd have thought it's self-evident that German.SE most certainly has an international flavour. That means you shall identify_/_explain your localised idioms when asking about them, instead of bringing this offensive Americentricism to the table. Thanks. – Lightness Races in Orbit Sep 23 '14 at 20:22
  • FYI, you can't say verlassen without an object. "I have to leave" is better translated as "Ich muss gehen" or more idiomatically "Ich muss los." – MissMonicaE Oct 27 '16 at 17:49
  • Additionally, also doesn't change the verb position when it's used as a filler. Also, ich muss los. You'd move the verb when it means "so" as in "because," like Ich habe jetzt Termin, also muss ich los. – MissMonicaE Oct 27 '16 at 17:51
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Do you mean this as a filler word to end a conversation and turn away?

I think this differs from speaker to speaker.

A young person could say:

Ok, ich muss dann mal los.

Other informal ways are:

Also dann, ich gehe dann mal.

Na gut, ich muss (los).

Starting with „Also, …“ is possible, but I would expect it to be stretched in this context and with a short break before going on with this set phrase (e.g. „Alsooo … ich mache mich dann mal los.“)

In a more formal context I could imagine

Gut, ich muss mich (dann) auf den Weg machen.

Please note that especially the informal examples could be considered as rude when using them to end a conversation. If unsure, explain briefly why you have to leave.

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