German Phrases -part 1: Alles Klar

Alles Klar – one of the first German phrases I understood. Alles Klar = Everything Clear i.e. I understand or do you understand, that’s simple enough right?

Nein, Alles nicht Klar, dumm auslander (no, you don’t understand, stupid foreigner). This phrase has a confusing number of meanings; here are three – but I’m sure there are more I don’t know about.

On their way to a BBQ, two friends greet each other: Angela: How’s it going? Helmut: Can’t complain!

On their way to a BBQ, two friends greet each other:

One person puts too much food on his plate at the BBQ, the other person explains he is being a pig and and asks if he understands.: Angela: Do you understand? David: Yes!

 One person puts too much food on his plate at the BBQ, the other person explains he is being a pig and and asks if he understands.: Angela: Do you understand? David: Yes!

After the BBQ, one person lets off some gas and the other person enquires of their health: Angela: Are you feeling ok? Helmut: Yes, but I think the currywurst was off.e BBQ, one person lets off some gas and the other person enquires of their health: Angela: Are you feeling ok? Helmut: Yes, but I think the currywurst was off.f.

 

 

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