Need Help With A German Word
Hallo! I've been watching a kid show on YouTube called JoNaLu. 2 minutes in to the Apfelmus episode they say a word in a song that I can't find anywhere. They sing "Ist Lecker und Flecker"...I know Lecker is tasty, but there does not seem to be a flecker or flecher or any other spelling I can find in German.
They say the word in other episodes, too...always near "Lecker". Any help is greatly appreciated! Here's a link, the song is 2 minutes in or so...
Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a schlecker in any German dictionary either...lol....this has been driving me crazy! Thanks for the listen, though!
Schlecken is the Austrian variant on lecken: ein Eis (ice cream) schlecken; or abschlecken: Lass dich nicht von dem Hund abschlecken! - Don't let lick by the dog! So schlecker could be a new or an Austrian variant on lecker.
Danke! That is very interesting. There is so much to learn! Maybe I can find an Austrian dictionary for local dialect translations...I'll look around...thanks!
The Duden Die deutsche Rechtschreibung says: (der) Schlecker umgangssprachlich (colloquial) für Schleckermaul (maybe guzzler or gourmet?)
Danke, GeoSchribs! That looks like a good book...I think Hannibal below has found the answer to my question....Lecke und Schlecke, lol...thanks again!
see two discussions ahead: ich lecke und schlecke
Both are almost the same (I lick) but for me "schlecken" is more like enjoying to lick. Like licking at an ice cream cone
By George, I think you've got it!!!! That sounds exactly like what they are singing....
Sometimes I have a hard time hearing what is actually being said as it flies by....
Hi Idaho, perhaps it helps when you know this guy used a "phrase" from the childhood. Young children like rhymes. So when you ask a child "Do you like the cake" it can happen that it says "Ja, lecker schlecker" or "Ja, lecker schmecker" (schmecken = to taste). Of course it isn't correct german but children like to say things like that just because it makes a rhyme and sounds funny.
Für die älteren unter uns: Früher gab es mal ein mit Schoko ummanteltes Karamellgitter, das "Leckerschmecker" hieß. Gibt's heute unter dem Namen Curly Wurly
Danke, Angel....you are so right! I tend to watch the children's shows on YT more than like Tatort or Berlin, Berlin because the kids (and adults) tend to talk in simpler forms. I confess I love Bob der Bahn....he's all over YouTube, a train that sings kids songs and does numbers, colors and alphabet stuff...since I'm just beginning, it helps a lot! Lol...
Hi Annie, when I started to learn english I watched He-Man because it was the only programm in english I could receive :-/. Programms for children can help a lot. Have a look on youtube at "Deutsch für Anfänger" (German for beginners) there are a lot of courses. Maybe it helps. All beginnings are difficult but I hope you enjoy learning german.
Thank you, Angel. I must say He Man did the trick because your English writing is flawless! :) Thanks, for the tips! I am always looking for new things to help with the 'hump' of the initial learning process!
Wow, thanks for the heads up. All my years on the web and I've never had someone steal my question word for word and repost it....Twilight Zone....lol
Heh. Strange? But thus it is written ... ;D
That said (and as I pointed out in the other thread) I can't hear "Flecker" anywhere around 2 minutes, and couldn't suffer the show longer than up to 2:30 min ;D ....
And one can (also see the other post) set a time-mark on youtube clips to save others the hassle of searching ...
Sorry about the time mark, I just assumed everyone would just love the show, lol. Damn, I just typed a whole silly post and Duolingo disappeared it for me, oh well...
Anyway, Hannibal up above seems to have solved the issue. "Lecke und Schlecke"....Lick and Lick...lol. They are singing about applesauce after all and it works, so I'm gonna go with that.
And in my defense I do watch more mature German TV such as Bob der Bahn (Bob der Zug to some people)...I'm hoping to move up to Bernd Das Brot and Schloss Einstein in a few weeks. Then maybe Tatort and Berlin, Berlin....lol
Heh - no worries.
Tatort is a good choice ;} ... haven't heard of "Berlin, Berlin", must have been out of "ze Faserlent" for too long. =D
Oh Berlin, Berlin is just this show that was on for 3 years or so in the mid-00s....'bout a girl who moves to Berlin after High School and lives with roommates and stuff. It just happens to have episodes on YouTube so I'll give it a go....