TikTok: What is the Meaning of 'Stardenburdenhardenbart' in English?
When I first found out about the phrase "stardenburdenhardenbart" from the start before it went viral, I wasn't entirely sure whether this long word was really German or just a made-up word to sound like German by someone on social media.
Even people who can speak German like native speakers may be confused by its meaning, frown, or laugh when they hear this word being spoken by someone.
Stardenburdenhardenbart in German to English Translation
To make sure my guess was right, I asked a question on Quora, it's a Q & A website, and sure enough, I only got "it means nothing" answers from a few Germans.
According to Günter Neessen's answer, the only part that may be German is “Bart”, which means beard. The rests aren’t German words.
Oh FYI, I was the only person asking that question on Quora. You can fully check it there by typing the keyword "what does 'stardenburdenhardenbart' mean" on Google.
So, the phrase "stardenburdenhardenbart" doesn't actually mean anything in English. Though Urban Dictionary gives its meaning such as "I love you", "look at me", or "come here".
Yeah, you can say it's just a joke, gibberish, or whatever. It's completely a made-up word like slang, but meaning nothing to Germans.
"Where did the term "stardenburdenhardenbart" come from?"
Origin: Calling Cats in Different Languages on TikTok
The term became widely popular because a TikTok user @g.catt.eng also known as Dennis loves cats. In July 2020, he regularly posted content calling cats in different languages which were eventually becoming memes.
Each time he was calling a cat in various different languages, the cat didn't react or turn around at all. But when he said, "stardenburdenhardenbart!" the cat responded and looked toward him.The video on day 3 sounds like this:
In American: Kitty-kitty-kitty
Not working 😕
In Czech: Chi-chi-chi
In Mexican: Gatito-gatito
In German: Stardenburdenhardenbart!
*The cat looks toward him.
Yeah, German ALWAYS works 😂
It doesn't mean that the cat was a German cat. The reason the cat reacted and looked toward him was probably his voice which sounded like a shocking command. Arguably a perfect term if someone didn't want to say "si*g h*il!" in public.
Cat in German
Cat in German is literally "Katze" or "Miezekatze" for a kitty cat. If you want to call a cat that doesn't know its name it should be "miez, miez, miez" instead of "stardenburdenhardenbart!"
Well, whatever the phrase actually means for the speaker, but the videos are fairly entertaining and have been watched by millions of people on the internet. You can try it on your cat too, perhaps it works! I tried it on my cat but it just ran away, lol 😂.
That's the explanation of what is the meaning of "stardenburdenhardenbart" in English. I hope this gives you some insight. Thanks for reading!
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