um Gottes willen

khans1

Banned
Urdu - Pakistan
Guten Tag!

What does Gotteswillen mean? I heard it in Was sagst du da? Um Gotteswillen, ist heute der dreizehnte?
The other person replied Ja, Freitag, der dreizehnte Januar.
The first person replied Mein Gott, was sollen wir bloß machen?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • berndf

    Moderator
    German (Germany)
    Um Gottes willen is a set expression expressing dismay and/or horror. Its literal meaning is for God's will.
     
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