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Football fans have a special code for communicating. Their language is often cryptic and full of metaphors. If you hear fans, for example, encouraging their team with the slogan Ran an die Pille! you probably wouldn't know what it meant, even with a decent command of German. Now that's where we're stepping in to help you catch up on the lingo in preparation for a big football event.

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

transcript  Click here for a transcript of all the expressions in "football".


Argument Class Drinking Family
Food Football Friends Going out
Health Interjections Money Moods
Music Play up/Play down Politics Professions
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