English | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

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