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“Wonder candle” and “Lamp fever”: Some New German Words

I haven't done one of these posts in a long time, so I thought it was time for one. It's going to be short and sweet, but nevertheless you'll hopefully leave this blog knowing a new word or seven! Here are some of the words I've written down along my German journey that are worth… Continue reading “Wonder candle” and “Lamp fever”: Some New German Words

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10 Food Idioms in English

I write a lot about the German language in my blog, but whilst reading an article the other day and seeing the phrase "He was egged on", it occurred to me how much fun the English language can be, too. To a non-native, you might look at the egg-sentence and wonder what the hell happened… Continue reading 10 Food Idioms in English

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“Musician bones” and “muscle hangovers”: Fun ways to say stuff about the body in German

To start off this post, I think it's worth saying a little thank you to the Facebook page "Learn useless German" for sharing one of my language-related blogs - much appreciated! Anyway, in the meantime I've been writing down funny words and phrases I've been learning (or reminded about), and I noticed a trend with certain… Continue reading “Musician bones” and “muscle hangovers”: Fun ways to say stuff about the body in German

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“We have to pull out that tooth”: German Idioms Part III

I've said it many times and I'll say it many more times again - I love German. Here are some more idioms as to why I love it! Kleine Sünden bestraft der liebe Gott sofort. Literally: "The lovely God punishes small sins immediately". Translation: "Karma". Where we'd probably simply say "karma" (plus perhaps "'s a… Continue reading “We have to pull out that tooth”: German Idioms Part III