How do you say " I am going to the McDonald's drive thru " in German?

Mein Versuch : Ich fahre zu McD. Drive-thru?

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    My suggestion would be not to do this at all. I mean eating at the drive-thru ;-)
    – PMF
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 9:28
  • Ich bin doch zu faul, um zu Hause zu kochen. ;) Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 10:40
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    Selbst dann nehme ich nicht den Drive-In, sondern setze mich an einen Tisch. Im Auto einen Burger zu essen kommt meistens nicht so gut raus.
    – PMF
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 11:31
  • To sound German, just say "drive sru"
    – Emanuel
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 17:13

2 Answers 2


McDonald's Drive Thru is actually called McDrive in Germany. So you could safely say that.


Like always there are possibilities that are used in colloquial language and some that are also correct but not used very frequently.

Ich fahre zum McDonald’s-Drive-In.

This would be the version I consider to be used most of the times.


Ich fahre durch den McDondald’s-Drive-In.

To me this is possible but I consider it not to be used as often as the upper version.

In German, a drive thru is called Drive-In most of the times.

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    As pointed out by Thorsten Dittmar: The Drive through is called McDrive here, so you could as well colloquially say "Ich fahre zu McD, durch den McDrive". Although it sounds a bit like you were trying to get to McD by driving through the McDrive, everyone will know what you mean and I doubt you'd talk about McD in a setting that doesn't allow coll. speak.
    – Mark
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 8:32

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