Top ten German sayings
The Local · 4 Jan 2012, 16:33
Published: 04 Jan 2012 16:33 GMT+01:00
While German might not have a reputation for being the most creative of languages, Germans still have a wealth of funny sayings to draw on. The Local has put together a list of common ones to help avoid those awkward "lost in translation" situations.
Some, like “he’s a scaredy-rabbit” are twists on English favourites, whilst others such as “I understand only train station” can leave a non-native baffled, and may lead to minor diplomatic incidents.
Either way, a working knowledge of idioms can help guide any non-German through a conversation with a local, so read on and take notes!