Learn German podcast PG29 - Hangover

Today's German podcast lesson will teach you common German sayings and German slang phrases to talk about your severe hangover and splitting headache. We all know what it's like to have a few more drinks than a few too many and have suffered the consequences. Learn useful German slang phrases to say that you're feeling rough or that your head is splitting. Also learn a multitude of ways to talk about hurling your guts out. I don't think you'll be sleeping this hangover off to easily!

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einen Riesenschädel haben =
to have a hangover
(lit. to have a huge skull)

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PG29 Transcript – Hangover

Tyler: Hello folks and welcome back! Today’s podcast is all about the day after the night before. You guessed it! Today we are going to talk about being hungover. It’s the perfect topic for this week because after a massive party in France on Friday night, on Saturday I felt like I’d been hit by a ten tonne truck and my mouth felt like the inside of a badgers arse. It wasn’t pretty at all and to be honest I’m still feeling rough as. That’ll teach us not to get so hammered.

Lisa: Ja, das kannst du laut sagen. Tyler und ich waren mit ein paar Kumpels auf einem Elektrofestival in Strassburg. Wir haben die ganze Nacht abgetanzt und waren am Ende echt total am Arsch. Wir haben mal wieder so richtig gut gefeiert und uns die Kante gegeben! Mir brummt jetzt noch der Schädel wenn ich nur daran denke. So einen Kater wie Samstag hatte ich schon ewig nicht mehr.

Tyler: Thankfully we didn’t have anything planned on Saturday because the day was a complete write off. At least we could stay in and try to sleep it off. When we did eventually rise from the dead, Lisa started talking about all sorts of things that had happened at the party that I couldn’t even remember anymore. I must have blacked out.

Lisa: Ja, das stimmt, Gott sei Dank konnten wir unseren Rausch ausschlafen, ich glaube ich hätte an diesem Tag sowieso nichts Produktives mehr zustande gebracht. Aber einen Filmriss wie Tyler? Das hatte ich glücklicherweise nicht. Ich glaube ich kann mich noch an alles erinnern. Hoffe ich doch!

Tyler: I don’t get it. Why do you have to have such a thick head from drinking. It ruins all the fun. Although I guess it could have been worse. At least we didn’t have to throw up.

Lisa: Hmm, du kennst mich doch. Ehrlich gesagt kübel ich lieber ein bisschen und habe dann am nächsten Tag keinen Brummschädel. Aber ja, Spaß machen tut das auch nicht. Ist eher ekelig.

Tyler: Also typical for a hangover day is that by the evening I have a mean appetite and can literally eat for two.

Lisa: Da hast du Recht, man kann dann Berge von Essen vertilgen und hat einfach nur einen saumäßigen Hunger. Vor allem auf Salziges!

Tyler: I’m seriously planning to drink less at Cathy’s party next week. There is no ways I want to be nursing a thick skull again.

Lisa: Ah! Das sagst du jedes Mal! Aber es stimmt, so einen dicken Schädel halte auch ich nicht noch mal aus. Meine Birne braucht jetzt definitiv erst mal 'ne Pause.

List of English - German Podcast Vocabulary

Translation of German phrases and theme expressions.

hangover der Kater (lit. tomcat)
to have a full blown hangover einen ausgewachsenen Kater haben (lit. to have a full grown tomcat)
to feel rough as; to feel hit by a ten tonne truck; to feel worse for wear; to be under the weather am Arsch sein; kaputt/ kaputtchicado sein (Lisa and some friends says this a lot but I wasn't able to find it in any dictionaries so I invented the spelling); überhaupt nicht auf der Höhe sein
you can say that again das kannst du laut sagen
to get hammered sich die Kante geben
my head's splitting Mir brummt der Schädel
a complete write off; to achieve nothing nichts zustande bringen
to sleep it off seinen Rausch ausschlafen
to rise from the dead von den Toten auferstehen
black out der Filmriss
thick head; hangover der Brummschädel; der Riesenschädel
to be sick; to vomit; to throw up; to spew; to puke; to barf sich übergeben; sich erbrechen; brechen; kotzen (slang); kübeln (slang); reihern (slang); spucken (slang); speien (slang)
disgusting ekelig
to devour food Essen vertilgen
to have a mean appetite einen saumäßigen Hunger haben
to have a thick head einen dicken Schädel haben
head die Birne (slang for kopf. Also means pear.)
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