German Slang Words

Cool German slang words 2008

This is a small, hand-picked collection of German slang words that have gained popularity in 2008. Some of these words you will not find in a printed German slang dictionary unless it was updated this year. Click the words below to see an English translation and example sentences of the German slang words in use.

  • cool German slang: abrippen
    (ab)rippen (klauen, stehlen)
    Hast du die CD's abgerippt? - Nee, gekauft.

    German slang translation:

    to steal, to swipe, to nick
    Did you swipe the CDs. Nope, bought 'em.

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  • cool German slang: saugen
    saugen (downloaden)
    Mein Bruder mag es nicht, Musik vom Internet zu saugen.

    German slang translation:

    to leech, to download (lit. to suck)
    My brother doesn't like downloading music from the internet.

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  • cool German slang: steil gehen
    steil gehen (party machen, wild abfeiern)
    Heute gehen wir steil!

    German slang translation:

    to go clubbing, to party hard, to rock
    Tonight we're going to rock! / Tonight we're going to party hard.

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  • cool German slang: vorglühen
    vorglühen (vor einer Party Alkohol trinken, um in Stimmung zu kommen)
    Lass uns vor der Party erst mal bei mir zu Hause vorglühen!

    German slang translation:

    to tank up, predrinking, to have a few drinks to get in the mood
    Let's have a few drinks at my place before we hit the party!

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  • cool German slang: Nuttendiesel
    Nuttendiesel (schlecht riechendes Parfüm)
    Du riechst nach Nuttendiesel

    German slang translation:

    prossie perfume, overpowering perfume
    You smell like Joop. / You smell like prossie perfume.

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  • cool German slang: Paras schieben
    Paras schieben (sich starke Sorgen machen)
    Vor der Klausur hab ich voll die Paras geschoben.

    German slang translation:

    to shit oneself, to be really nervous, to be paranoid, to freak out
    I completely freaked out before the exam.

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  • cool German slang: poppen
    poppen (Geschlechtsverkehr haben)
    Hast du mit ihr gepoppt?

    German slang translation:

    to get laid, to bang, to shag, to get it on
    Did the two of you get it on? / Did the two of you shag?

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  • cool German slang: funzen
    funzen (funktionieren)
    Funzt's?
    Mein Internetanschluss funzt schon die ganze Woche nicht.

    German slang translation:

    to work, to function
    Does it work?
    My internet connection has not been working all week. /
    My internet connection is numptied all week already.


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  • cool German slang: Hasenhirn
    Hasenhirn (Dummkopf)
    Mein Vermieter ist ein Hasenhirn.

    German slang translation:

    idiot, plonker, dipshit, moron, retard
    My landlord is a moron.

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  • cool German slang: keimig
    keimig (eklig, widerlich, dreckig)
    Heute siehst du echt keimig aus.

    German slang translation:

    disgusting, rank, revolting
    You look really rough today (Br.) / You look like shit today. (Am.)

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  • cool German slang: harzen
    harzen (kiffen, rauchen)
    Ich harze mir etwas.

    German slang translation:

    to smoke dope, to spark up a joint
    I'm about to get wasted/ high.

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  • cool German slang: zocken
    zocken (spielen)
    Zocken wir am Computer?

    German slang translation:

    to play; to gamble
    Wanna play some computer games?

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