colder than a witch's tit

riancharles

Senior Member
USA
USA, English
Hello All,
I don't know really any German at all, but I wanted to say something to the effect of " It's colder outside than a witch's tit" ... is there a similar phrase in German that anyone knows of?
Thanks much,
Riancharles
 
  • Sidjanga

    Senior Member
    German;southern tendencies
    Another option: Es ist saukalt (draußen). (draußen = outside; but it's only needed if it is not obvious anyway what you're referring to)

    But elroy's suggestion comes probably really closer in tone to your frase in English - though, at least to my ears, even arschkalt (which in informal contexts is a rather normal thing to say, at least nowadays) doesn't sound even half as course as the "witch's tit" thing.
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    Frederika

    Member
    German
    Mir gefällt Elroys Vorschlag am besten: "Es ist arschkalt." Das wird tatsächlich sehr oft gesagt, hat etwa die gleiche Vulgarität wie der englische Ausdruck und klingt völlig normal.

    Noch etwas ordinärer, aber auch oft verwendet und etwas mehr in Richtung "Metapher" wie der englische Ausdruck wäre: "[Es ist so kalt], dass man sich den Arsch abfriert."
     
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