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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laser1225

Please help me - which is better in German?

Hi, I'd like to say like 'What are you talking about? Do me a fovour!' Which is better one?: Was redest du für einen Unsinn! or Was redest du Quatsch! I can't tell any difference between them..

September 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quis_lib_duo

A bit more formal: Worüber redest du in drei Teufels Namen?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Ist dieser Ausdruck ein Idiom: "in drei Teufels Namen"? Was ist die Bedeutung?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Das war sehr hilfreich. Vielen Dank!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baka-95

"Was redest du für einen Unsinn" is correct but "was redest du Quatsch" not. You should say "Du redest Quatsch" or "Du erzählst nur Scheiße/Blödsinn". (This is a little bit more agressive)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nuria839823

"Was redest du Quatsch!" doesn't make sense in the context. The first one is correct German, but the second one certainly isn't.

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