I’m pretty sure that every country has its own sayings in its own language. But what happens when you literally translate them into another language? I’m German and I thought I’d translate some of the things we say into English and I’m pretty sure everyone will think we’re crazy. My work bestie helped me put together this list and I dare you to read it and not laugh.
♡ That makes me nobody so fast after.
♡ I think, I spider.
♡ There bites the mouse no yarn off.
♡ Life is not a ponyfarm.
♡ With me is not good cherry eating.
♡ How horny is that then?!
♡ I only understand train station.
♡ My English is under all pig.
♡ That is not the yellow from the egg.
♡ There becomes yes the dog in the pan crazy.
♡ Holla, the Woodfairy!
♡ I eat a broom.
♡ Everything is in butter.
♡ He has not all the cups in the cupboard.
♡ The drop is sucked.
♡ You have a beforepicturefunction.
♡ That is all jacket like trousers.
♡ And now butter by the fish.
♡ You have of tooting and blowing no idea.
♡ Nothing for ungood.
♡ There we have the salad.
♡ I buy not the cat in the sack.
♡ You go me animally on the cookie.
♡ You are on the woodway.
♡ Now I know how the bunny runs.
♡ Don’t play the offended liversausage.
♡ You can me once.
♡ It makes me foxdevilswild.
♡ Heaven, ass and thread.
♡ I shame me in ground and floor.
♡ Peace, joy, eggcake.
♡ My dear mister singing club.
♡ Don’t go me on the ghost.
♡ Old Swede!
♡ Oh you green nine!
♡ Don’t hang it on the big bell.
♡ He makes out of a mosquito an elephant.
♡ There stays no eye dry.
♡ I need to bite in the sour apple.
♡ There lies the dog buried.
♡ There is hop and malt lost.
♡ That knocks the barrel the bottom out.
♡ Leave the church in the village.
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This is fab! When I was in Cologne I saw postcards just like this with German sayings which had been translated literally. I bought one but I can’t remember what it was exactly- something about being like the dot on the ‘i’?
Yeah, I know these postcards. I am trying to figure out the one on yours, though. I actually suck at sayings and always get them wrong. But I hve an idea of which one it is. German is terrible. :D xx
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I love this! We have to do German translations of marketing documents sometimes at work, and it’s such a verbose langauage. Our designer struggles to squish everything in!
Seriously, German is terrible. I would never want to learn it, if it wasn’t my mother tongue. :D
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I studied it for 5 years at school but don’t remember much now, apart from sheisenkopf!!
Haha, that’s all you need to know. 😂