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Germans don't mind a good argument; some even see it as a sport, especially when done eloquently. Germans consider themselves civilised arguers. They prefer the so-called Lass' uns darüber reden policy - let's talk about it.
However there might be the odd situation where somebody is really looking for trouble, as in Was guckst du! What are you looking at?
Here is a list of expressions which will enable you to start a discussion or an argument and either go for it or try to de-escalate the situation - Entspann Dich. Relax.

(* = familiar, ** = very familiar, *** = vulgar, s = slang, Lit. = Literally)

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