Have you ever wanted to say, "My great stallion," to the man of your dreams, in German? Softly whisper, "Mein toller Hengst." Ever wondered how to say "Take a hike!" to that cocky German exchange student who drinks all of your beer? Just holler, "Mach'ne Fliege!"

The book, "Scheisse! The Real German You Were Never Taught in School", by Gertrude Besserwisser, can teach you all of the things you have been dying to say in German, but would never have learned from Frau Schmidt's German class. (Or whatever your German teacher's name was.) This book covers a wide variety of German slang, explaining the origin, background, and literal translation, of common and regional slang.

Some of my favorate translations from this book include:

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