An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation (English by Valerie Adams

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B) (prisoner) Knastbruder m 2 vt (deceive) bescheißen; you can’t con me! ; they conned him into leaving them all his money sie haben ihm sein ganzes Geld abgeluchst; they conned me out of £20 sie haben mir 20 Pfund abgeluchst conk n (nose) Zinken m conk out vi (a) (stop working) den Geist aufgeben (b) (fall asleep) einpennen (c) US (die) he conked out er hat ins Gras gebissen cool 1 adj (a) (fashionable) cool; he’s a cool dude das ist ein cooler Typ (b) (good) cool; that’s really cool! ; it’s cool runnings (everything’s fine) alles fit (c) (not concerned) I’m cool about that ich hab’ damit kein Problem; I told my mother I’m gay and she was cool about it ich hab’ meiner Mutter gesagt, dass ich schwul bin, und sie hat’s ganz relaxed genommen; are we cool?

You’re full of crap! ; don’t give me that crap! ; to talk crap Scheiße erzählen; don’t start on about that New Age crap! fang bloß nicht mit der New-Age-Scheiße an! (e) (hassle) Scheiße f; I don’t have to take that crap from him, he can get stuffed! ; I don’t need this (kind of) crap so ‘ne Scheiße muss ich mir nicht geben (f) (stuff) Scheißzeugs nt (g) (anything) you don’t know crap ‘nen Scheiß weißt du; we didn’t get crap einen Scheiß haben wir bekommen (h) (bad heroin) Scheißstoff m (i) (phrases) he beat or kicked or knocked the crap out of me (beat me up) er hat mich zu Matsch geschlagen; (defeated me heavily) er hat mich in den Sack gesteckt; he bores the crap out of me (I find him very boring) der ödet mich total an; you lied!

She has a face like the back end of a bus Humorous (she’s ugly) die hat ein Gesicht wie ‘ne Bratpfanne; he has a face like a slapped arse (looks miserable and angry) dem hängen die Mundwinkel bis zum großen Zeh; hang on while I put my face on (do my make-up) Sekunde, ich muss mir nur noch etwas Farbe ins Gesicht klatschen  shut, suck faff about, faff around vi (mess about) rumgammeln; he does nothing but faff about on the computer er spielt dauernd nur am Computer rum fag n (a) (cigarette) Kippe f (b) US Homophobic (homosexual) Schwuli m; stop hugging me, you fag!

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