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Word of the week: shummeln

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

By Katarina Ristic

schummeln verb: to cheat

schummeln is a colloquialism which is used to refer to the act of cheating or using questionable methods to do things. It can also be used jokingly: for instance, it is commonly heard among musicians, when one player seems to be playing somewhat questionably.

Synonyms: mogeln, leicht betrügenHerr Müller, Alex schummelt!! = Mr Müller, Alex is cheating!!Er hat beim Kartenspielen ein bisschen geschummelt. = He cheated a bit at cards.Ich schumm[e]le oft in Orchesterproben. = I often play questionably in orchestral rehearsals.

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