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
You are crazy.
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
I am fed up
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
To be rejected by someone you are in love with.
Ser rechazado por alguien que tu quieres.
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
It´s all good, hunky-dory
Todo muy guay
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
If you lie, you will get caught out lying
Si mientes, te pillarán seguro
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!