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HECHTSUPPE – (lit. pike soup) strong draught or wind.

Dit zieht wie ne Hechtsuppe!” – there’s strong draught in here; it’s really windy.

(Good and tasty soup needs time to simmer on the stove for a while. But fish soup, in this case pike, needs particularly long to become truly delicious and to develop a nice, strong taste. Hence the phrase. Which comes, by the way, from Yiddish.)

Pedestrians in the Wind, Alexanderplatz in 1990 (image by Ralph Hirschenberger, Bundesarchiv)

Pedestrians in the Wind, Alexanderplatz in 1990 (image by Ralph Hirschenberger, Bundesarchiv)

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This entry was posted on March 12, 2015 by in Berlin, BERLIN TRIVIA, BERLIN-SPEAK, BERLINERISCH, BERLINERISMS and tagged , , , , , .

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