German Insults and their meanings

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?

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Haha, yes, it is important to know some swearwords!

In the series “Tankstellen des Glücks” there is a song about “Warmduscher” (someone who takes only warm showers) und “Schattenparker” (someone who parks their car in shady spots).
There are may simmilar words all refering to a wimp or a mollycoddle.

-Sitzpinkler (someone who sits down to have a pee)
-Weichei (weak egg)
-Waschlappen (washcloth)

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Lol thanks for these.

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