Learn German podcast PG22 - Who gives!?

On days like today, Lisa should come with a warning label. Today’s audio podcast teaches popular and funny German sayings and slang to show that you really don’t give a monkey’s or a rat’s ass about something. “Das ist mir wurscht” and “Das geht mir am Arsch vorbei” are just a few of the common and useful German phrases in today’s podcast lesson. Enjoy!

Free podcast to learn to speak German language online: wen juckt das schon
wen juckt das schon? =
what do I care?

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PG22 – Wen juckt das schon?

Kennt ihr das? Wenn ihr einfach schlechte Laune habt, schlecht drauf seid, ihr auf nichts Lust habt und euch alles scheiß egal ist? Wenn ihr mal auf Deutsch richtig trotzig sein wollt und eure 0-Bock-Stimmung raushängen lassen wollt, dann werdet ihr mit dem heutigen Vokabular was anfangen können. In unserem kleinen Dialog, der jetzt gleich kommt, werde ich diejenige sein, die auf Nichts Lust hat und der alles piepegal ist. Zugegebenermaßen ist es auch in unserer Beziehung so, dass mir diese Rolle öfters zufällt als Tyler...von daher passt es ja! - Also viel Spaß!

Tyler: Hey Lisa, you know that website I was working on for Olli to promote the beach bungalows in Thailand. Well I finished it today in record time after just one week of work.

Lisa: Na und? Was kümmert mich das?

Tyler: What do you mean by why should you care? I’m telling you about my work here and you know it’s important to me - so you should care!

Lisa: Eben, es ist DEINE Arbeit! Also nicht mein Bier! Ehrlich gesagt ist mir alles grade ziemlich schnuppe, echt piepegal!

Tyler: Ooh, watch out she bites! And if I told you that I got paid quite nicely for this job and that we could probably afford that holiday we’ve been craving, would you still not give a monkey’s?

Lisa: Ja, wen juckt das schon? Das Geld kann mir im Moment gestohlen bleiben! Das bringt mich gerade auch nicht weiter!

Tyler: You are really in a crappy mood today. You don’t give a rat’s ass about anything, do you?

Lisa: Endlich hast du es geschnallt! Mir geht wirklich gerade alles am Arsch vorbei. Nach mir die Sintflut!

Tyler: That you bring yourself down with your “can’t be buggered” attitude is one thing Lisa, but you needn’t spoil everyone else’s day with your grotty mood.

Lisa: Mann, lass mich doch in Ruhe! Aber nur damit du es weißt, das ist mir auch schnurz!

Tyler: Righty ho Lisa, it’s clear that you don’t give a toss! I will leave you to yourself then, I’ve tried long enough. You can ferment in your screw everything and everyone attitude while I go to the cinema. I'm not going to let you bring me down.

Lisa: Geh doch, ist mir doch wurscht! Schnurzpiepegal sogar! Ciao

Tyler: Ah yes, and then I’m going to treat myself to a delicious pistachio ice-cream. Hmmmm!

Lisa: Was kratzt mich das? Ich habe sowieso keine Lust auf was Süßes! Also hau schon ab!

Tyler: With pleasure - I’m out of here!

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Translation of German idioms, colloquial phrases, slang and theme expressions.

so what? na und?
why should I care?; what do I care?; who gives?; it’s no skin off my back was kümmert mich das?; wen juckt das schon?, was kratzt mich das?
that’s nothing to do with me! das ist nicht mein Bier!
I don’t care; I don’t give a toss; I can’t be buggered; I don’t give a hoot; I don’t give a monkey’s; I don’t give a rat’s ass Das ist mir schnuppe/ piepegal/ wurscht/ schnurz/ schnurzpiepegal/ egal/ scheißegal; Das geht mir am Arsch vorbei!
I couldn’t care less! das kann mir gestohlen bleiben!
after me, the deluge; the devil-may-care nach mir die Sintflut!
screw that; stuff that Scheiß drauf!
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