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Quick German Lessons- The best German idiom ever

Quick German lesson.

Wir sind dicke Freunde.
Literal: We are fat friends.
English: We are close friends.

‘dick’ in German (harhar, make your jokes) means fat or thick. ‘fett’, which is more similar to English, means fat, as in fatty meats. If you’re calling a person fat, you’d say ‘dick’ or ‘kräftig’ (big/strong) if you want to be polite about it, but never ‘fett’. (‘gross’ means tall. German is weird.)

The important thing here is that Germans literally say they are fat with their closest friends. (Okay, technically it’s ‘big’ or ‘thick’, probably like ‘thick as thieves’, but I’m allowed to make an artistic interpretation.) Knowing my love of food, one could easily understand why I think this is the best German idiom of all time.

Friends who eat together, stay together?

2 Comments on “Quick German Lessons- The best German idiom ever”

  1. Matthew says:

    Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof.

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