Ich weiß, du kriegst das hin.

English Translation

I know you can do this.

Is not using the verb “kriegen” considered bad speech like N-word?

It is absolutely okay to say that, but you should not write it.
Perhaps similar to “I know you gonna make it”.

You cannot compare it to the N-word.


In the “A Frequency Dictionary of German: Core Vocabulary for Learners”, “kriegen” is ranked as the 169th most frequent word.

When I first travelled in Germany, it was by far the most frequently used word that I had not learnt at school, probably because it is informal. Germans use it all the time. A nice illustration of silly, detached-from-reality, foreign language school teaching…