Learn German A1 Typical German Insults Lesson 26

Learn German A1: Typical German Insults Lesson 26

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In this lesson, we discuss a topic ” Typical German Insults.” We understand and use vocabulary and phrases according to the topic.

A “Labertasche” is someone who talks a lot. It is a slightly insulting description for someone who talks constantly.


Meine Cousine spricht so viel. sie ist so eine Labertasche. (My cousin talks so much… She’s such a chatterbox.)

Du Labertasche! (You chatterbox!)

Mein Freund ist eine Labertasche. (My friend is a chatterbox.)

Nervensäge” is used for someone who is extremely irritating (nervig).

Nerven” are “nerves”.
Säge” means a “saw”.

As you can imagine, “Nervensäge” describes someone who is extremely annoying… Ouch!


Meine Schwester ist extrem nervig. Sie ist eine Nervensäge!

Paula ist eine Nervensäge. (Paula is a nag.)

Nervensäge” is more offensive than “Labertasche“.

“Klugscheißer” has the word “Scheiße” (shit) in it.

Klugscheißer” consists of…
klug” (smart) and…
Scheißer” (shitter).

So, you can say:

A “Klugscheißer” is someone who likes to correct people, thinking they know better.


Meine Kinder sind Klugscheißer! : My children are know-it-alls!

Mein Onkel ist ein Klugscheißer. (My uncle is a know-it-all).

A “Korinthenkacker” is someone who is petty and pedantic. To them, everything needs to be regimented and exact.

We can say:

“Korinthenkacker” is an insult for someone who likes rules and control.


Mein Bruder ist ein Korinthenkacker! : My brother is a fusspot.

Hr. Heuss ist so ein Korinthenkacker! (Mr Heuss is such a fusspot!)

“Spaßbremse” describes someone who applies the brake on the fun.

A “Spaßbremse” (fun brake) is a humourless person who prevents others from having fun by pointing out problematic aspects of the activity.


Mein Vater ist eine Spaßbremse! : My father is a nuisance!

Meine Tante Erna ist so eine Spaßbremse! (My aunt Erna is such a buzzkill!)

Meine Mutter ist eine Labertasche und mein Vater ist eine Spaßbremse. (My mother is a chatterbox and my dad is a buzzkill.)

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