I was singing Pippi Longstocking on top of the mountain in Austria.
So many people commented on my excellent vocal abilities and impeccable song choice.
Me: ‘Du suck’ is German for ‘awesome, thank you, sing louder!’
Volker: No. It’s English.
Me: That’s not possible. It’s some obscure Austrian dialect.
Volker: No it’s not. Please stop singing.
Me: I can’t. I’m bringing joy to the Alps. The hills are alive…
You’re welcome, America.
American German – language lesson #4
Halt die Schnauze! (halt dee schnou sa) – Stop your snout! Fairly similar to “Shut the hell up, bitch”. It’s incredibly rude and should only be used when wanting to be offensive. Margret taught me this one.