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It’s another ‘how to learn another language time‘. This time, it’s about learning some of the funny German Swear Words, Slang, Phrases, Curses, Insults, Colloquialisms and Expletives that are out there in Deutsche linguistic land! But you might learn more below!

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I mean, they’re the only words that you really need to know apart from hello, please, goodbye, thank you and beer. It’s the language that the locals use, and they’ll appreciate you having a bit of fun as long as you keep it within the right context.

German Swear Words, Slang, Phrases, Curses, Insults, Colloquialisms And Expletives! Ultimate List Of Bad Words In German.

Like other language lessons on this silly website (see my list of British Slang, Australian Slang, Kiwi Slang, Irish Slang, Russian, French and Spanish swear words), the Germans have come up with a great number of colourful expressions that are spoken to brighten up your day!

What are some great German Swear Words?

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Deine Mutter geht in der Stadt huren – Your mother goes whoring in the city
Deine Mutter schwitzt beim Kacken – Your mother sweats when she s%#@s
Deine Oma masturbiert im stehen! – Your grandma masturbates standing up!
Klugscheißer – bogmouth/know-all/smart aleck
Ich ficke Katzen – I f$^% cats

Only the Germans could come up with a word like Shadenfreude which means ‘to have pleasure due to the misfortune of others’. There’s no way that the English language could come up with something like that!

Funny And Potentially Offensive German Words
Is that a Riesling in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Or should that be ‘Ist das ein Riesling in der Tasche oder sind Sie gerade glücklich, mich zu sehen?’

I’ve been to Germany before and I really loved it there. I mean, a beer lover like myself (see Oktoberfest), when planted in the country that is an expert in brewing beer, is in an amber ale paradise! The people there are really friendly, helpful (and funny), plus everything works and is on time.

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Plus there’s some cool things to see and do there like eat Currywurst, watch the portable sausage cooking man, and take a wee in goal at the funniest urinal I’ve ever seen.

Anyway, have a look below at the silly German Swear Words and other funny expressions that I trawled from around the place!

Genießen! (Enjoy!).

German Swear Words, Slang, Expletives and Expressions! The Ultimate and Rather Silly List!

Here you go!

German Swear Word, Expletive or ExpressionRough English Translation
AasgeierVulture
abdrehen (Ich bin einfach abgedreht.)to lose it (I just lost it.)
abticken (Tick nicht ab!)to lose your grip (Get a grip!)
AlteOld bag/bat
Alter wichserOld wanker
am Blitz geleckt haben (Der hat wohl am Blitz geleckt!)totally mental (That guy’s totally mental!)
AngeberBraggart/boaster/loudmouth
ArmleuchterDead head/f%#@wit
Arschfotzea$$c%#@
Arschgeiged@#khead (lit. a$$ violin)
Arschgesichta$$face (Butthead)
Arschkeks, verfluchter!Stupid s%#@head
Arschlocha$$hole
ätzendGodawful
AufgeilenTo wind up/get turned on
ausflippen (Ich flippe gleich aus.)to flip out (I’m about to flip out.)
Backpfeifengesichtfish face
beinhartterrific/rock hart
Blöde Gans!silly cow
Bloede Kuhstupid cow
blutige Saubloody pig
Blvde FotzeStupid c%#@
Blvdes Arschlochstupid a$$hole
breit seinto be spaced out/far gone (dope) oder to be pissed/sloshed/several sheets to the wind (drink)
Bruchbudeflea pit
BulleCop
bumsento screw/bang/get laid
Bumslokalred light bar
das Arschlocha$$hole
Das ist ja Kinderkacke.This is really childish bulls%#@.
Das ist mir furzegal!I don’t give a f%#@!
Das ist mir scheißegalI don’t give a f%#@
Das ist voll nervig!That is really annoying!
Das macht mich verrückt!That drives me crazy!
Das pisst mich an!That pisses me off!
Das stinkt mir!That pisses me off
Das stört mich total!That bugs the hell out of me!
Das war zu einfach!That was too easy!
Dein Hund soll deine Mutter fickenYour dog must f%#@ your mother
Deine Mutter geht in der Stadt hurenYour mother goes whoring in the city
Deine Mutter schwitzt beim KackenYour mother sweats when she s%#@s
Deine Oma masturbiert im stehen!Your grandma masturbates standing up!
DeppIdiot
der abschaumscum
der abschaum der menschlichen gesellschaftthe scum of the earth
der Arscha$$
der drecksackdirty bastard
der dreckskerlbastard
der Lutschersissy
der Pennerf%#@er
der Scheisskerlpiece of s%#@
der Schwanzd@#k (lit. tail)
der schwanzlutscherc@#k sucker
der Teufelthe devil
der teufel wird los seinthe s%#@’s going to hit the fan
der Waschlappen (literally means “dishrag”)wussy
die Arschmade (literally means “ass maggot”)son of a bitch
die Drecksau (literally means “dirty pig”)s%#@-head
die Fotzec%#@
Die FregatteFat old bitch (Lit: Frigate)
die HureWhore
Die MöpseBreasts (Lit: Lap dogs)
die Scheißes%#@
die Schlampebitch
die TittenBreasts
die Zickebitch
Dösbaddeljerk/moron/cretin
Dreckige HureDirty whore.
Drecksacka$$hole/s%#@ (person)
Drecksaus%#@ pig
Drecksnestarmpit of the universe
Du alte Kackbratze!old ugly women
Du arschgefickter Hurensohn!You a$$-f%#@ed son of a bitch!
Du Bastard!Bastard!
Du bist (so) besonders… nur wie jeder sonstYou are special… just like everyone else
Du bist ein volltrottelYou’re an idiot
Du bist ‘ne Schlampe!You are a slut!
du blöde stinkfotzeyou stupid stinking c%#@
Du Drecksack!You Dirtbag!
du dumme kuhyou stupid cow
Du DummkopfYou stupid head
Du FickfehlerYou Retard (lit. You f%#@mistake)
Du gehst mir auf den sack!You get on my nerves/wick/tits
Du gehst mir voll auf den Sack!You’re really busting my balls!
Der mistThis s#$%
Du hast den Arsch offenYou´re full of s%#@
Du HurensohnYou son of a bitch
Du kannst mich mal!f%#@ you! (lit. You can do me.)
Du Lusche!useless idiot/jerk
Du Muschi!you loser!
Du Sackgesicht!you bag face!
Du Schweinehund!You pig-dog!
Du spinnst wohlYou must be kidding/joking oder You must be off your head
du verdammter Arschfickeryou damn a$$f%#@er
Du verdammtes Arschlochyou bloody a$$hole
du verdreht missgeburtyou dippy bastard
Du Weichei!you sissy (lit. “soft egg”)
DummbatzDumba$$
dumme Kuhidiot (lit. dumb cow)
dumme Nussmoron/idiot
Dumme Schlampe.Stupid bitch.
Dummes Huhnstupid chicken
DummkopfStupid head
duncaufidiot
durchdrehen (Sie wird durchdrehen.)to go postal (She’s going to go postal.)
Eh man, locker bleiben.Take it easy, man.
Eierballs/bollocks/nuts/goolies/cobblers
Eigentlich bin ich Pazifist.Actually I’m a pacifist.
Einfach tief einatmen.Just take a deep breath.
Eseldonkey/oaf
Ess Scheisseeat s%#@
Ess Scheisse und stirbEat s%#@ and die
fahr zur hollego to hell
fauler Sackidle sod
fauler zauberdirty deal/cheat
feiger Hundcoward/yellowbelly
Fettarschfat arse
FettbackeDirtbag
Fick deine Mutterf%#@ your mother
Fick dichf%#@ you
Fick dich Arschlochf%#@ you a$$hole
Fick dich in KnieGo f%#@ youself/get stuffed
Fick dich, Wichser.f%#@ you, jerk-off.
fickento f%#@/lay/bang/screw
Ficken Rossettef%#@ing a$$hole
Fickerf%#@er
Filzlauspain in the arse
Flaschebore/prat
Flatter machento make oneself scarce
Fotzec%#@
Fresse!Shut it/shut your trap
für`n Arschbloody/f%#@ing useless
Geh ein schwanz lutschenGo suck a d@#k
Geh’ kacken!Go take a dump!
Geh’ ‘ne Kuh melkenGo milk a cow
Geh Staub fressenGo eat dust
Geh zum TeufelGo to hell (Lit. Go to the devil)
geilhorny
geiler Bockrandy/horny so and so
geiles Ludernympho
Gesöffgut rot
Gewalt ist keine Lösung.Violence is not the answer.
Giftzahnrat bag
Giftzwergevil little devil/bastard
Gottverdammt !God dammit !
Halt de fick klappeShut the f%#@ up
Halt deine FresseShut up!
Halt die Klappe.Shut your trap.
Halts maulshut your face/gob/trap
Hat jemand dir ins Gehirn geschissenAre you crazy?
Hey, hör auf mit dem Scheiss.Hey, cut that s%#@ out.
Himmel, Arsch, und Zwirn!Goddamn it!
Hirnlose OchseBrainless Ox
hirnrissigcrazy/nuts
homofuerstduke of homosexuality
Hornochseturkey/jerk/muttonhead
Horstmoron
HuhrensohnSon of a whore
Ich bin völlig im ArschI´m knackered/shagged out/dead
Ich ficke deine MutterI f%#@ your mother
Ich ficke deine SchwesterI f%#@ your sister
Ich ficke KatzenI f$%^ cats
Ich hasse dich.I hate you.
Ich misch mich lieber nicht ein.I’d rather not get involved.
ich will dich fickenI want to f%#@ you
Ich will ficken I want to f%#@
Ich will fickenI want to f%#@
Ist mir doch scheissegal!I don’t give a s%#@!
Ist was?Got a problem?
Kackbratzes%#@head (lit. Face full of s%#@)
kameldodo
Käsequantenstinkfeet
Klugscheißerbogmouth/know-all/smart aleck
Knackerold turd
Knalltütewimp
Korinthenkackerpisser/fusspot
Kotzbrockenpain (in the arse)
kotzento throw up/puke/barf/spew/vomit
Kümmerlingrunt/wimp
Küss meinen ArschKiss my a$$
Labernto rabbit on/blab/blabber
Lahmarschslowcoach
Lahme Entelame duck
lech mien arschlick my a$$
Leck michBite me
Leck mich (doch)Lick me
Leck mich am ArschKiss my a$$/Up yours
Lick au moshKiss my a$$
linkento cheat
LMS (Lutsch mein’ Schwanz)SMD (suck my d@#k)
LudePimp
LuderBitch
Luft im Sack haben (Er hat nur Luft im Sack!)to be full of s%#@ (He’s so full of s%#@!)
Lutsch’ meine EierSuck my balls
Mackerbloke/tough guy/macho
Mensch, reiss dich zusammen.Dude, keep your s%#@ together.
miefento pong/reet/stink
Mieser Stricherbad male prostitute
missgeburtbastard
MiststückBitch / Bastard
mudblut huremudblood whore
muschi leckerp@#$y licker
MutterfickerMotherf%#@er
Na und?What about it?
Na, du Wichser!Hey, jerk-off!
Neppripp off
Nervensägepain in the arse
nicht aushalten (Die Beiden kann ich nicht aushalten.)can’t stand (I can’t stand those two.)
Nun ist die Kacke am Dampfen.The s%#@ has hit the fan.
nur Scheisse über etwas/jemanden reden (Er redet nur Scheisse über uns.)to talk s%#@ about (He’s always talking s%#@ about us.)
Nuttetart/hooker/whore/pro
OnanierenMasturbate
pestbaeulepest lump
Piefkebrown-nose/creep
Pissepiss/pee
Pisserf%#@er
Pissnelkejerk/cow
plattmachento bore/astonish
Quacksalberquack
reihernto throw up/ride the porcelain bus
Reiß dich am riemenGet a grip!/Pull yourself together!
Rotzfahnesnot rag
Rowdyhooligan/rowdy
Rübenob/noggon/conk
SaftladenThese people couldn`t organize a bunfight
saufento booze/raise in the elbow/get plastered
Saugen Sie eine T?te Schw?nzeSuck a bag of
Scheiss drauf, ich hol’ die Bullen.f%#@ this, I’m calling the cops.
Scheißes%#@/crap
scheissekopfs%#@head
ScheissenTo s%#@
Scheißhauss%#@house
Scheißspiel!lousy game/this game stinks
schluffigslouchy
Schluss damit!Stop it!
Schluss mit lustig!Ok, playtime’s over!
Schnarchsacksnorer
Schwanzlutscherc@#ksucker
Schweinepriestercreeping Jesus
Schwuchtelfaggot, homo
Schwulgay
Sei doch nicht so macho, eh.Enough with the “tough guy” act.
Sense!It´s all over/Kiss your a$$ and goodbye
shaisas%#@!
Shishkoffs%#@bird
So ein Beschiß!What a crock (of s%#@)!
Sohn einer Hündin!Son of a bitch!
spinnen (Spinnst du oder was?)to be nuts (Are you f%#@ing nuts?)
Sprich nicht mit mir, du verrückter Mann!Do not talk to me crazy man!
steig auf diese Hoden!get on these nuts!
Stinkstiefelpratt
sturer Bockstubborn old goat
Tittenknockers
Transuseragged arse/idle layabout
TrottelStupid
Tussiskirt/crumpet
Varpiss dich!f%#@ off!
verdammt du hurensohndammit you son of a bitch
Verdammte Scheiße!Shit! Dammit!
vergiss es!Forget it/Give it a rest!
Verhurtes DrecksgörDirty girl
Verpiss dich!Piss off/get lost
vögelnto f%#@/screw/bang/hump
Voll der Depp!What a dumb-a$$!
Was für ein Arschloch.What a complete a$$hole.
Was geht hier ab?Whats going on/down?
Was soll der Scheiss?What’s up with the s@#$?
Was zur Hölle?What the hell?
wertlos kindworthless child
wichserwanker
Wilde Tier Schwarze Affee ArschlochWild Animal Black Monkey a$$hole
ZickeBitch
ZickigBitchy
Zieh Leine!Piss off/Get lost/make tracks
ZimtzickeQuarrelsome and Bitchy Woman
zur Holle mit dirto hell with you

As with any language, make sure you know the context of what you’re saying otherwise you might come back to your own country a tad injured!

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Anyway, enjoy practicing your German Swear Words out loud!

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20 thoughts on “German Swear Words, Slang, Phrases, Curses, Insults, Colloquialisms and Expletives! How To Speak German!”

  1. Avatar Of Uwe

    Thanks for the translation… after 30 years in the UK I can now express myself fully and don’t have to stay polite all the time?

    1. Avatar Of Michelle

      Couldn’t find any insulting words for “yob”, “yokel”, or any insulting a person’s perceived social status, in a world so conscious of the huge gap between elites & the rest.😅 Down in Audi territory, (a certain town in Bayern😄) people call speeding drivers “Audiots” as they are generally driving that brand of vehicle. And I think I’m spelling “Prolatt” correctly when I read this word in an insulting comment about the disadvantages of the €9.00 ticket introduced during the Summer. No really effective translations for either “snobs” or “yokels” came up in Google, as far as I could appreciate. Perhaps you can advise? Thx!♡

  2. Avatar Of Kai W

    Pretty complete, but you should still be somewhat careful with these words. 😉

    Native germans know when to use which expletive… for example, some of these are lightheartedly used by close friends as nicknames (“Hey, du Wichser, wie gehts dir?” [Hey, fucker, how are you?]). Some others may earn you a punch in your face.

    It totally depends on the context if something is seen as funny or rude.

      1. Avatar Of Dpb

        I am a native German and enjoyed seeing a lot of our slang expressions in one place. Thanks for collecting them.
        However, a lot of them are not translated correctly at all.
        Email me if you are interested in translating them into a native tongue.

  3. Avatar Of John

    our german teacher used to call us something like “Blutziniger esel” We never knew what it actually meant.

    1. Avatar Of Ela

      It means something akin to “blödsinniger Esel” which translates into “stupid jackass”.

  4. Avatar Of Colton

    Was #5 of your favorite phrases a mistake? Because it was absolutely hilarious to read

  5. Avatar Of Kelly

    Just wanted to let you know that “ich finke Katzen” means “I fuck cats”, not “your mother stinks like fish”.

  6. Avatar Of Dave

    When I was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, my German gf at the time kept calling her ex an Arschlecker. I asked her what it meant. She told me, so a bit confused, I inquired & she told me that “brown-noser” didnt translate in German logically, so they used our metaphorical image of what a brown noser does, and tweaked it to better represent the “metaphorical image” of a brown noser to that of an asslicker!

  7. Avatar Of Liz

    My father, who spent 5 years in a POW camp, used to call me and my siblings “wertlose schwinehunden”. I dont see this on your list. If you want to destroy a kids self esteem, it works like a charm.

  8. Avatar Of Ross

    I see dpb and Kelly made the same remarks, but some of these are just not correct translations. Like, I don’t know if you’re taking the piss, but “Ich ficke Katzen” is NOT “your mother stinks like fish” at all. It’s “I fuck cats” and if you use this in an argument with someone in Germany, you’ll get some weird looks. I hope Anthony isn’t trying to set anyone up to look like an ass haha neat list, though! Some of these are very creative.

  9. Avatar Of David Hoffmann
    David Hoffmann

    I am a native german and it’s really funny to read this, but I have to say that very much of the words aren’t used or exist in Germany. Or maybe wrong translation.

  10. Avatar Of Theus

    Uhhm
    “Ich ficke Katzen” doesnt mean “your mother stinks like fish” it means “i fuck cats”

  11. Avatar Of Sri

    unacceptable behaviour!! i told my german friend ich ficke katzen and she replied with good for u, that’s when i realised something wasn’t write. i decided to take this to a new level and do some research and i learnt that ur translation was wrong, i am in serious trouble as my friend has reported me to peta

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