A part of learning a new language is getting immersed in words that are particular to each country. Insults are a funny and interesting way of learning new words! So, here’s a list of my favourite insults in German
- Mist: alone it means dung or fertilizer. But used in phrases like ‘ So ein mist!’ It’s meaning changes completely. This can be translated to ‘such a crap’ or ‘such a bummer’ (the translations are endless).
- Scheiße!: this word means ‘shit’. This is a very versatile word, it can be used in many different scenarios. Used alone it could mean also something like ‘Damn’.
- Geh zum Teufel: a classic German insult, pretty basic but it’s good to know it. Translated to English it means ‘ Go to hell’ (I find this one quite boring, I prefer an insult that’s a little bit more creative).
Do you know any insult in German? Leave them in the comments! What’s your most creative insult?