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German Idioms: Contents

Idioms • Expressions • Sayings • Proverbs


Idioms and Sayings in German and English

German Idioms book German-English Idioms Glossary
An annotated collection of idioms, sayings, and proverbs in German.

English-German Idioms Glossary
Find idioms, sayings, and proverbs from English to German.

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts
A look at this saying in English and German.

By-Expressions in German
There are many ways to express English "by" in German.

Day by Day: German 'Day' Expressions
A detailed look at day-to-day and daily vocabulary in German - with two self-scoring quizzes.

Doch! …and Other Tricky Words
German particles like doch can have many meanings. It all depends on the context and your mastery of these small words that can cause big problems. Learn the idiomatic uses of particles!

Farbenfroh: Colorful Expressions
German idioms and expressions that include a color.

False Friends/Falsche Freunde
About those tricky false cognates in German and English.

Favorite German Expressions
German idioms and expressions contributed by readers like you!

German Proverb Quiz 1
A fun self-scoring quiz in which you match up the English and German version of some common sayings.

German Quotation of the Day
"Das Zitat des Tages" is a daily quotation or saying in German and English.

German Toasts: Trinksprüche
Toasts and good wishes for many occasions in German and English.

Idioms: Talk Like a German
German idioms to help you "talk like a German."

Knoten: Getting Tied Up in Knots - in German
A lesson on idioms and expressions using "knot" or "Knoten" in German or English.

Movie Titles in German
The German titles of Hollywood films also offer a look at idioms and expressions. Can you match the German and English titles?


German-English Idioms Glossary
An annotated collection of idioms,
sayings, and proverbs in German.

English-German Idioms Glossary
Find idioms, sayings, and proverbs
from English to German.


Proverbs and Idioms from Readers
More idioms and a quiz on German sayings and proverbs.

Review: Guide to German Idioms
A review of a book on German idioms by J.P. Lupson.

Review: Jiffy Phrasebook German
A review of a book on German expressions from Langenscheidt.

Taking Things Too Literally
Don't assume that common expressions are the same in German and English! A guest feature with quiz.

When the Plural Is Singular
Avoiding English-German noun confusion. Some English plural nouns are singular in German, and vice versa. The police "is" coming!

Words and Expressions from a Deutschlandreise
Vocabulary in German and English - discovered during a trip to Germany.


German-English Idioms Glossary
An annotated collection of idioms, sayings, and proverbs in German.

English-German Idioms Glossary
Find idioms, sayings, and proverbs from English to German.

Book Reviews
A closer look at materials for German - from your Guide.

English-German Glossaries
Annotated glossaries on many topics.

Wort des Tages
What's today's German word of the day?

Zitat des Tages
What's today's German quotation of the day?


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