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German Idioms

Idioms tell a lot about the German people and culture.
Here's a list of commonly-used German idioms below:

Ein Affentheater aufführen
- To perform a charade.
English meaning: to exaggerate.

Dort tanzt der Bär
- The bear dances there.
English meaning: something is going on.

Unter einer Decke stecken
- To put under a blanket.
English meaning: to engage in a secret operation.

Das Ei des Kolumbus
- The egg of Columbus.
English meaning: Easy solution for a problem that appears difficult.

as Haar in der Suppe suchen
- Search for the hair in the soup.
English meaning: notice the negative aspects.

Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift
- I think my pig whistles.
English meaning: That’s absurd.

Es is alles in Butter.
- It is all in butter.
English meaning: Everything is ok.

Da fresse ich glatt einen Besen.
- So I smoothly eat a broom.
English meaning: I can’t believe it.

Da haben wir den Salat.
- We have the salad there.
English meaning: Now we have a problem.

Wir sitzen schōn in der Tinte
- We sit beautifully in the ink
English meaning: We are in a bad situation.

Das geht ab wie Schmitz’ Katze.
- That goes like Schmitz’s cat.
English meaning: That is fast.

Das ist mir Wurst.
- That is my sausage.
English meaning: I don’t care.

Schwamm drüber.
- Sponge over.
English meaning: Don’t worry about that.

Mein zweites Ich
- My second I.
Use to say: My alter ego.

Das ist Jacke wie Hose.
- That is the jacket same as trousers.
English meaning: there’s no difference.

Alles auf eine Karte setzen
- To put all on one map.
English meaning: Put all your eggs in one basket.

Knall und Fall
- Bang and fall.
English meaning: Suddenly. Without prior notice.

Die Kuh vom Eis holen.
- Bring the cow off the ice.
English meaning: Get out of a dangerous situation.

Das sind zwei Paar Stiefel.
- Those are two pairs of boots.
English meaning: Those are two different matters.

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