scheißen

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See also: scheissen and schéissen

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/
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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!
    I'm about to shit my pants!

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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