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Bin sitt

Sittifying water. Source: SXCThose of you who speak or are learning German may be familiar with the word satt as in ‘Ich bin satt’, meaning “I’m full as a bull/stuffed/about to pop”.

A word you may not be familiar with is sitt, which is satt‘s liquid equivalent, meaning one’s thirst has been quenched. Makes sense to me! Hungrig – satt, durstig – sitt.

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  1. Thomas: I’ve heard many Germans say ‘Ich bin betrunken’ (and said it a couple of times myself!)

    Inga, Dr. Huch, Manuel, Mika: Thanks for your knowledge! I had no idea where the word came from, I just heard someone talking about it and thought it was great. I can’t believe ‘sitt’ has its own Wiki page!

    Posted by Miss-Verständnis | April 18, 2008, 10:11 am
  2. My ex girlfriends father’s school suggested “Nimdu” for “nicht mehr durstig” Years later I am still confused which is the correct way to convey I am no longer thirsty, so I normally just keep drinking.

    Posted by Kretz | July 17, 2008, 5:13 pm

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