What is the right exclamation for expressing schadenfreude and revealing the banter after tricking someone? In German there is the phrase "Reingelegt!". In my opinion "Just kidding!" lacks of schadenfreude.


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I think Gotcha! carries the impression you're looking for. Alternatives might include "Made you look!" or "Had you going!", but Gotcha! I think is the closest.

  • Suck it. Burn! Zing! Oh, that's gotta sting. (tone counts, of course)
    – The Nate
    Commented Nov 12, 2016 at 16:43

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