Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

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Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Are you suffering from a raging tomcat after a heavy night out? Or are people saying you've got a bird and you just don't understand what they mean? Germany certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to animal-based idioms. We take a look at a few of the funniest.


German can be a tricky language to learn at the best of times - and that's when everything makes literal sense.

But what about when someone's saying you've made the goat the gardener? Or that you look like a cow standing in front of a new gate?

Apparently, our furry friends can be used to describe a whole range of emotions and situations in Germany.

We're sure they make sense on some level.

Gallery: Nine wacky German idioms to do with animals

By Hannah Butler


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