linguaholic Posted August 25, 2013 Report Share Posted August 25, 2013 I would like to talk about slang words in your country here. In every country, there must be some special slang words or some sort of vocabulary that is commonly used amongst young people. Let me start this thread by telling you about some very common (slang) words that young people use in Switzerland.There is a word called "huärä", which literally means "prostitute" or "whore". However, this word is very regularly used by young people in Switzerland to mean "very, extremely". Is is therefore used as an adverb. I can give you some examples:"huarä schön" means very beautiful"huarä guet" means very good"huarä wit wäg" means "so far away"Another thing young Swiss people use all the time (me included when I was younger haha) is a word called "mann". Generally speaking, mann (in capital letters though) stands for "Man" in English. However, young people use this here at the end of almost every sentence. Whatever you say, you can basically put mann at the end. It is just considered to be cool to speak like this but "mann" has no meaning at all when used like this. A lot of young foreigners like to use this as well here in Switzerland. Moreover I would say that it is most prominent with young people that like "Hip Hop Music:=)", but many others use it very regularly as well.I'm curious to hear about (YOUR) slang words in your country, (mann) :wacky: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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