"Du bist swanger"

August 1st, 2004  
Airborne Eagle

Topic: "Du bist swanger"

Stationed in Germany, I made some German friends. Shocking, I know.

Anyway, one of them (a woman) said she'd help me meet women. She said German women like it when Americans speak their language. So, she set me up with some quick phrases. What's up? How are you? Would you like to dance? And, "Are you single?"

So, I hit the scene in this town (Boeblingen, spelling is terrible). I'm going around and start off by asking if the women are single. I couldn't find a single one! It was getting frustrating.

Then, one woman informed me I asked her if she was pregnant.

Seems my friend was having some fun at my expnse.

"Du bist swanger" means "Are you pregnant," not "Are you single."
August 1st, 2004  
oooo she got you there

Great story, welcome to the forum
August 1st, 2004  

Great one!
August 4th, 2004  
language barriers suck!
August 7th, 2004  
i don't know much German but doesn't "Du bist swanger" mean "You are pregnant" not "Are you pregnant?"

August 16th, 2007  
Team Infidel
good storyy
August 17th, 2007  
Good one!