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"By The Way" in German
How to Say "By The Way"


Quick Answer

If you want to say by the way in German, you would use the word " by the way├ťbrigens". Other alternatives are "├Ç propos", "Nebenbei erw├Ąhnt" & "Im ├ťbrigen".

How do you say by the way (btw) in German? While there are a few alternatives, the word you are looking for here is most probably "by the way├ťbrigens".

Here are a few examples:

Ich habe ├╝brigens gestern Tim im Supermarket getroffen!

Du hast ├╝brigens noch 2 Flaschen Wein bei mir vergessen.

├ťbrigens, ich habe uns f├╝r Samstag einen Tisch reserviert!

Different Ways to Say "By the Way" in German

Let's have a quick look at all the alternatives.


├ťbrigens is the most common one. Anytime you would want to say "by the way", "├╝brigens" should be your go-to.

A Propos

If you're not used to it, "A Propos" might sound a bit fancy at first. But it doesn't really sound like that in German. In fact, it's rather common to use this phrase if you want to say "by the way".

Im ├ťbrigen

"Im ├ťbrigen" also means "by the way". But careful: It sounds a bit posh and stuck up. You would probably use "im ├ťbrigen" in writing or when delivering a more formal speech. So don't be surprised when your German friends start making fun of you, nicknaming you "professor" when you use 'im ├ťbrigen' with them,