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ab und zu

ab und zu is maybe the best way in German to say every now and then.

  • “Wie oft gehst du in die Sauna?”
    “Oh, ab und zu.”
  • “How often do you go to Sauna?”
    “Oh, every now and then.”

Why is it ab und zu?
I have no clue. I don’t think there is logic™ to it.

But absolutely do add it to your vocabulary. It’s one of those things that’ll make you sound like a native speaker.

Oh by the way:

Alternatives are hin und wieder and dann und wann. But ab und zu is by far the bestest.