Tired of using the same word for tired in German?

The German language has many colorful ways of expressing that one has reached the point of near-collapse from exhaustion:

“Ich bin…” (“I am…”)

“komplett…”/”total…”/“völlig…”/”absolut…” (“completely/totally/entirely/absolutely…”)

– “erschöpft” (“exhausted”)
– “fertig” (“finished”)
– “am Ende” (“at the end”)
– “im Eimer” (“in the bucket”)
– “k.o.” (“knocked out”)
– “fix und fertig” (“finished”)
– “kaputt” (“broken”)
– “hundemüde” (“dog tired”)
– “totmüde” (“dead tired”)
– “ausgepumpt” (“pumped out”)
– “alle” (“empty”)
– “erledigt” (“finished”)

In less extreme cases, the word “müde” (“tired”) will usually do just fine!

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