scheißen

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German schīzen, from Proto-Germanic *skītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyd, *sḱeyd- (to part with, separate, cut off). Compare Low German schieten, Dutch schijten, and English (verb) shit, Danish skide.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪ̯sn̩/, /ˈʃaɪ̯sən/

Verb[edit]

scheißen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present scheißt, past tense schiss, past participle geschissen, past subjunctive schisse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (vulgar) to shit
    Ich scheiß' mir gleich in die Hose!

Conjugation[edit]

Before 1996, the past tense form was schiß, but, per the 1996 German Spelling Reform, the correct spelling is now schiss.

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