German | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
So, wie ich es verstehe
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
Alter, Geschlecht, Ort?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
Jetzt gerade
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
Bin später wieder da
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
Man sieht sich
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
Ob Du es glaubst oder nicht
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
Bin gleich wieder da
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
Bring Dein eigenes Bier mit
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
Bis später
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
Kenne ich Dich?
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
Ende des Meldung
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
Zur Information
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
Ich muss weg
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
Meiner Meinung nach
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
Meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
Ich schulde Dir etwas
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
Nur zum Spaß
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
Lautes Lachen
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
Kümmere Dich um Deine eigenen Angelegenheiten!
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
Nicht jetzt
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
Aufruf zur Diskussion
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
Schreib zurück
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
Ehrlich gesagt
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
Danke im Voraus
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
Wir sprechen uns später
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
Für Dich
Used when sending something to a particular person