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Dirty German: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang) Bilingual Edition
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Being a German (did I mention that already?) I can recommend this book without concerns to Germans to learn "Dirty (American at least) English" - seriously !
The other way round it is more tricky. You will learn much about German language without doubt, but many of the used phrases are not 100% correct or not really common or are out of a certain joke and what is meant, could be understood only, if the person knows that joke or you tell him/here the joke before..
"Schnitzelkind" cannot be commonly understood, you need to know the mentioned joke/explanation before.
Of course many words and phrases fit well, and are commonly known, for example "Grufti", "dicke Freunde", "quatschen", "Das ist g#il."
"K#ckvogel" can be good understood as an insult but is not a common word, it's more a word creation.
"Eiweisstorsten" for a man having muscles, is difficult to understand and not at all a common word.
"Tussistempel" for a common tattoo which girls are used to have at the back at a certain place, is a wrong word nearly nobody would understand- "#rschgeweih" is the correct one for that.
"Hol mir mal ne Flasche Bier" is not a question, but an order.
"srz" as a German phrase used in a chat as a replacement for the English "sry" (sorry), was new to me. It may be a good joke in the hacker community knowing details about German keyboards, but it is surely not commonly understood. I laughed after understanding it (after 12 minutes and 8 s or so), but others may not get it at all... ;-)
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it to try and fit in or sound hip in Germany. I would like to have had a German urban dictionary that catalogs and defines current slang.
Ey Alder, isch habe schon 10 Jahre Deutschland auf den Buckel, boh glaubst Du! Diese Buch ist voll krass der Brueller und als ich in Berlin damit die Ischen klar machen wollte, war isch der Burner des Abends. Willste gangstamaessig cool rueberkommen in Germany, dann hol Dir den Schinken.
I strongly recommend this book for Americans that have already been, or are now being, exposed to the everyday world of German society.
It covers basic informal and colloquial speech and progresses into dirty language such as "fighting words" (words that are prelude to fisticuffs), sexual terms (such as body parts, acts and paraphernalia) and even just plain insults for the sake of mean.
If you make a close-enough friend in Germany, be prepared to understand the double-entendre-loaded slang that comes with such closeness.
I recommend this to any linguist with a penchant for vulgarity and those who want to be aware when visiting Germany.
Besides, my uncle, who learns German, could do with a refresher course since the Berlin Wall fell.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a sign of my weakness that I would like to be able to swear in German. This book covers it pretty well. Read morePublished 11 days ago by George W. Vance
There are some useful expressions if you want to understand modern German. A Turkish slang dictionary may be more apropos, however. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Marshall Lentini
Very happy. It was brand new and a very neat way to learn German.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I dont like the book that much. I'm a bative speaker if German and found many expressions that I have never heard. Also, there are several spelling errors. SorryPublished 5 months ago by Asili Deeb
My grandkids who are studying German like the "street talk" slang that is included. Don't take this book to school!Published 11 months ago by Mary Reynolds Toy
This book is hilarious! My boyfriend has been trying to learn German for a few months, but none of his books or MP3s taught him "dirty" words in German! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sam