5 fun phrases to delight your native friends.
Let’s end the week on a lighter note! Here are some of my fave. (= favourite) phrases, which I regularly use and hear.
- ‘the nitty gritty’ “Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.”
- ‘Higgledy-piggeldy’ “The storeroom is all higgledy-piggeldy at the moment, we are seriously gonna have to sort it out”.
- ‘Tickety-boo’. “How are you doing”? “Tickety-boo, thank you, and you?”
- ‘Swings & roundabouts’. “Whichever way we do it, it’s swings and roundabouts.”
- ‘Tata!’ “See you later”, ”Aye, tata!”
on a lighter note (um zu etw Erfreulicherem übergehen), the nitty gritty (das Wesentliche), “Let’s get down to the nitty gritty” (Kommen wir zur Sache), higgledy-piggeldy (drunter & drüber), tickety-boo (in bester Ordnung), swings & roundabouts (Es ist gehupft wie gesprungen), tata (Tschüss), Aye (Scotland/Northern England) (Ja)
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Nice! I like “nitty gritty“ and “swings and roundabouts“. “Higgledy-piggeldy“ is almost onomatopoetic – and reminds me of „Piggeldy und Frederick“, the children‘s TV programme about two swines. 😉
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