Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by confusedkid, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. confusedkid New Member

    English - Ireland
    How would you say 'Really?' In German (as in as if expressing surprise or just a casual 'is it so?')
  2. ablativ Senior Member

    ach ja? - ach! - tatsächlich? - wirklich? - sag bloß! - etc.
  3. Hutschi

    Hutschi Senior Member

    Dresden, Universum
    German, Germany
    Hi confusedkid,

    could you more context, please?

    Ablativ gave good translations, but it may depend on content which one is to use.
    As far as I see you can use in most context "Wirklich?" in a rather neutral way, while "Sag bloß!" indicates possibly sarcasm or disbelieve.
  4. tragedy2000 Member

    German , Greek
    Hey ! It depends on the persons one's talking to. So when you talk to a friend you'd prefer "echt?" but when you talk to a teacher or to a person commanding respect you'd prefer "wirklich?".

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