A great way to start the week is to bite the bullet for the first eight hours at work and have a drink after that. At least, you have something to look forward on Monday – Afterwork drinks. That’s exactly what my friends and I did yesterday. We caught up for dinner and light casual drinking on a Monday evening. Hanging out with the Germans on a Monday evening was an extra motivation to suss out new words again and here’s what I learnt yesterday :
- gebechert : gesoffen (present tense: saufen) guzzle Booze
- Zeche praellen: Leave without paying
- Dienst ist Dienst. Schnapps ist Schnapps: Work is work, schnapps is schnapps. This means that one should strike a balance between work and play.
- die Nachteule : night owl