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If English is your second language, you will inevitably find yourself in situations where you are at a loss of words. raiNeT.net has compiled these extremely useful expressions that may help you get your point accross.
How to comment on your host's / supervisor's great ideas, suggestions, research proposals, etc.:
That's a nobrainer -- nonsense -- rubbish -- shit -- bullshit -- trash -- junk -- crap -- a damned lie -- damned lies and statistics -- garbage -- cow manure
He / she doesn't get it ? Don't be afraid to get personal, we're sooo relaxed here...
bitch -- sucker -- sweetie -- hillbilly -- idiot -- imbecile -- stupid -- fool -- asshole -- liberal -- kraut -- Berliner -- liar -- moron -- son of a bitch -- cunt -- faggot -- slut -- honey -- sweetheart -- nigger -- cretin -- jerk -- schlock
He / she still doesn't get it ? Try your German, we're sooo cosmopolitan here...
Du Scheisskerl -- Wichser -- Schlampe -- Miststück -- Verpiss Dich -- Scheisse -- Leck mich am Arsch
Finally, head out for a coffee, ice cream, cigarette, or something, not without uttering:
damn -- goddamned -- or simply: fuck
...or, simply, click your heels together, raise your right arm (as if you'd hail a cab), and shout:
Jawohl, Herr Kommandant !
Hail Hynkel !
We sincerely hope you are enjoying your stay !!
Photo of Miss Lib from the NPS, American English sounds from Merriam-Webster, German sounds from How to Swear in German! [gone], others from Hogan's Heroes Sound Page - English [gone], and w3.hynkel.com [gone].
You may want to have a look at The Alternative German Dictionary (with no sounds, we're afraid... ).
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