Expresiones graciosas en alemán - Parte 2 (Artículo en inglés y alemán)

Next time they tell you that Germans are not funny, just think of these expressions. Germans are crazy and hilarious, just like their language.

1. Du hat einen Vogel

English: You have a bird

Español: Tienes un pájaro

Meaning:

You are crazy.

Estás loco.

Explanation:

Do we need an explanation???? Just crazy Germans.

2. Ich habe die Nase voll

English: I have a full nose

Español: Tengo la nariz llena

Meaning;

I am fed up

Estoy harto

Explanation:

If you nose is full, you are definitely not happy. How do you feel when you have a cold and cannot breathe? Yes, you get the idea.

3. Einen Korb kriegen

English: To receive a basket

Español: Recibir un cubo

Meaning:

To be rejected by someone you are in love with.

Ser rechazado por alguien que tu quieres.

Explanation:

The basket you receive is empty, just like the heart of the other person is empty of love for you! How sad!

4. Alles in Butter

English: All in butter

Español: Todo en mantequilla

Meaning:

It´s all good, hunky-dory

Todo muy guay

Explanation:

Again, do you really an explanation for crazy Germans? Maybe they are happy covered in butter!

5. Lügen haben kurze Beine

English: Lies have short legs

Español: Las mentiras tienes las piernas cortas

Meaning:

If you lie, you will get caught out lying

Si mientes, te pillarán seguro

Explanation:

Having short legs means that you cannot run away quickly, so others will catch up with you easily. Similarly, lies are too slow to escape other people´s attention.

So, do you still think German is boring? Think again!

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