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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 7 years ago

What does ach du lieber mean?

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  • Chefao
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    It's a common euphemism in German meaning - Oh my Gosh or Good Heavens or Dear Me.

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  • 7 years ago

    It depends a little on the context. Is "lieber" the last word?

    Ach Du lieber Schwan is like Oh my gosh, or Ach Du lieber Gott=OMG

    Ach, Du Lieber without any other ending means (to a man), translated freely:

    Oh, you're really kind. Oh, it's you my friend

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  • albelo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Well i am German have an american buddy who makes use of this time period (wherever he picked it up) however I trust "tine" from eight years in the past. "Ach du Lieber" it's a very unique expression, as there is a noun missing. More normal would be Ach du lieber Himmel (would translate to for example "heavens!") or Ach du lieber Gott (may also be translated to "Oh my (expensive) God!) off course Germans comprehend "Ach du Lieber" ordinarilly as "Oh expensive!" but this doesn't make it correct.

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  • Rain
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Oh dear.

    Source(s): native
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  • 7 years ago

    Oh my god or Good Heavens

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  • frank
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Oh my dear.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Ah, you dear/darling..

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