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May 25, 2018

When you are really angry, there is nothing like swearing in German

Filed under: Germany, Language — furtherglory @ 11:59 am

Go to this website to learn to swear in German: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/blogs/german-slang-and-swearing-with-english-translations/922039/

When you are swearing in Germany, it is O.K. to have some spit coming out of your mouth that lands on the face of your enemy.

4 Comments »

  1. Well, yes -Although some listed are outright obscene I would not use and are dentifrices form regional dialects!

    Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — May 26, 2018 @ 6:02 pm

    • Sorry – should read ‘derivatives’ from regional dialects

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — May 27, 2018 @ 1:55 am

      • GERMAN UMLAUTE

        Off the topic:
        I came across hermie’s visit to Berlin in 2017 and his method of explaining the German Unlaut System.
        https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/the-brandenberg-gate-in-berlin/

        As usual the Armchair Professor of history seldom gets anything swldom correct:
        Basically the noun UMLaUT means – change of sound in German. Anyone who wants to use the appropriate letter can do the following;

        Windows PCs

        On Windows PCs, enable “Num Lock.” Hold down the “Alt” key while typing the appropriate number code on the numeric keypad to create characters with umlaut marks.

        If you do not have a numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard, these numeric codes will not work. The row of numbers at the top of the keyboard, above the alphabet, will not work for numeric codes.

        Numeric codes for upper-case letters with an Umlaut

        Ä= Alt + 0196
        Ë= Alt + 0203 (foreign language)
        Ï= Alt + 0207 (foreign language)
        Ö= Alt + 0214
        Ü= Alt + 0220
        Ÿ= Alt + 0159 (foreign language)

        Numeric codes for lower-case letters with an Umlaut:

        ä= Alt + 0235

        ö= Alt + 0246
        ü= Alt + 0252

        The two dots used in other languages
        ë= Alt + 0235
        ï= Alt + 0239
        ÿ= Alt + 0255
        As a by note sound changes also apply when speaking Germain in nouns with; ai -eu – äu.
        Umlaut is a noun thus written with a capital letter -trust this is helpful.

        Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — May 31, 2018 @ 6:24 am

        • Herbert Stolpmann wrote: “As usual the Armchair Professor of history seldom gets anything swldom correct”

          Too bad you patently do not even intend to explain how I was wrong about the Umlaut.

          Almost a real argument this time. That was so close. Don’t lose faith, Shiksa Boy…

          Comment by hermie — May 31, 2018 @ 4:29 pm


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