https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuz408123

Query about a phrase

Can someone please help me understand the term 'is gei'. A german friend of mine was a little irritated recently and said this. Ive tried searching, to no avail. Thanks in advance.

May 24, 2018

12 Comments


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

hi

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuz408123

hi there!! :)

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabineborn2

I am a German and I have never heard or read that before.where does your friend live? may be it is a dialect.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuz408123

Thanks for the reply. I just know South Germany. Dont really know much about this friend to be honest, we just talk often on an online forum. Usually communicate with Google Translate.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabineborn2

south germany explains it :-)I think it is a dialect. Even for a German from the north it is sometimes hard to understand what they are saying :-D

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

So the "fishheads" don't have dialects? Amazing news ;-)

I guess it should be something along the lines of "is(t) geil" - "it's great", but in a somewhat sarcastic way. Did your friend say it or write it?

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabineborn2

Halloooo ;-) uns kann man aber immer verstehen. Ich habe eben tatsächlich einen Deutsch/Bayerisch Übersetzer gefunden hehe

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

nope plattdeutsch for example is not understandable.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuz408123

Hello there! He wrote it. You are correct, it may have been sarcasm; there was a heated discussion on the forum. But not 'geil', just 'gei'.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

must be bavarian. i am from southern germany (Baden-Württenberg) and i have never heard this.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuz408123

Lol. Thanks so much for taking the time anyway. Take care :)

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabineborn2

you're welcome.

May 24, 2018
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