I have been stuck for the letter Ii, but why not do a post on idioms? I won’t do French ones because that’s already done by Evelyn Holing, I will do some German ones today.
- Sich aus dem Fenster lehnen. – To lean out of the window. Used to describe that you have promised more than you can do, commit to.
- Räuberpistolen erzählen. – To tell robbers’ pistols. Used to say that someone is telling lies.
- Affentheater – Monkey theater. To say that there is too much for nothing. Kids do this a lot, when they throw a tantrum for no real reason…
- Bahnhof verstehen. – To understand train station. You understand nothing.
Do you have any favourite German idioms?
Was sind Deine lieblings Idiome?
Written by Solveig Werner