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13:02 May 30, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: shot
as in "a shot of vodka". I just can't think of the correct German translation (I do know the bavarian "Stamperl", but is seems to much of a slang)
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German translation:Schnapsglas
Explanation:
The other suggestions are all good. However, I saw your comment: "Stamperl" and the term for 'shot glas' would be "Schnapsglas". The term "Schuss" describes more the process of adding a small amount of alcohol to a long drink (like: orange juice with a shot of vodka), whereas a shotglas full of vodka would be: ein Schnapsglas voll Vodka. The term "ein Kurzer" is also kind of slang, just not for Bavaria.
Good luck.
iris
Selected response from:

Iris Seifert
Local time: 22:43
Grading comment
I decided for "Schnapsglas" since it fits best within the context. However ALL answer were great... Thanks a bunch!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naSchnapsglas
Iris Seifert
naSchuss is fine or KürzeDan McCrosky
naKurzer
Sabine Schlottky
naSchussHans-Jakob Wilhelm


  

Answers


5 mins
Schuss


Explanation:
You can say: "ein Schuss Rum". Alternatively, you can say: "ein Gläschen Schnaps etc.".

Hans-Jakob Wilhelm
United States
Local time: 01:43
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22 mins
Kurzer


Explanation:
Hi, It depends a bit on your context. If you want to use shot alone without specifiying the actual drink, i.e. in order to express that it is about a small strong alcoholic drink, you can also say "Kurzer", e.g. after dinner, "Wer hätte gerne einen Kurzen?"
HTH
sabine.schlottky@planet-interkom.de

Sabine Schlottky
Germany
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1423
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27 mins
Schuss is fine or Kürze


Explanation:
The German word is used just like the English. Mostly served in little glasses holding two cl. How much is that, about two-thirds of an ounce? Is the other name "Kurzer" or "der Kürze". I will never understand this language.

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
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1 hr
Schnapsglas


Explanation:
The other suggestions are all good. However, I saw your comment: "Stamperl" and the term for 'shot glas' would be "Schnapsglas". The term "Schuss" describes more the process of adding a small amount of alcohol to a long drink (like: orange juice with a shot of vodka), whereas a shotglas full of vodka would be: ein Schnapsglas voll Vodka. The term "ein Kurzer" is also kind of slang, just not for Bavaria.
Good luck.
iris

Iris Seifert
Local time: 22:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 31
Grading comment
I decided for "Schnapsglas" since it fits best within the context. However ALL answer were great... Thanks a bunch!
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