How to say "plug" in German

"Mann, ich flippe aus. Ich habe den Stecker aus deinem Radio gezogen, aber es spielt immer noch!"

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plug is an object used to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the electricity supply. This is translated as "der Stecker."  Confusingly, in British English, plug can also mean socket (also outlet in US English) where electrical equipment is connected to the power supply. In this case, the translation is "die Steckdose". Modern electronic equipment is often described as plug and play - "Plug and Play" - "sofort betriebsbereit."

Plug also refers to a small piece of rubber or plastic that stops water from flowing out of a bath(tub) or sink. This is translated as  "der Stöpsel."

If you pull the plug on a plan or project you stop it or cut off its financing - "den Hahn zudrehen" 
If you plug away, you keep trying very hard to do something or achieve something even though you find it difficult. You continue despite finding it hard "weiterstapfen."

Match the following German/English sentences


Die Stecker in Großbritannien oder den USA unterscheiden sich von denen im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Es ist schwierig, aber ich werde einfach weiterstapfen.

Es ist eine echte "Plug and Play"- Lösung.

Sie können den Stöpsel jetzt herausziehen.

Die EU kann immer den Hahn zudrehen.

Stecken Sie den Stecker in die Steckdose.


Plug the plug into the electrical outlet.
The EU can always pull the plug.
The plugs in the UK or US are different from those in German speaking countries.
It is a genuine "plug and play"solution.
It's difficult, but I'll just keep plugging away. 
You can pull out the plug now.

Danke fürs lesen und bis zum nächsten Mal.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Anny (Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:43)

    I like the cartoon and the matching up! Thank you!

  • #2

    Ion (Thursday, 24 May 2018 06:47)

    I love this kind of humor!