What is Foreign Exchange to Me?

"A year of of my life. My life in a year."

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Colloquialisms

Johonnas: "A month ago I never would have thought that I would be here... walking my bike... to go rock climbing.. with a student from America."
Angie: "...Well who does think that??"LinkLeo: "Guys! How did you know what I was thinking last month!?"
Johonnas: "Sometimes, fate pleasantly surprises you."

American English vs. German
American English:
My knight in shining armor.
German:
The dream of my sleepless nights.

American English:
It's raining cats and dogs.
German:
It's raining little dogs.

American English:
Beating around the bush.
German:
Walking around the hot porridge.

American English:
I have a song stuck in my head.
German:
I have an earworm.

American English:
Entanglement or telepathy.
German:
Different people same thinking.

American English:
Fight fire with fire.
German:
Shooting at flies with cannon balls.

American English:
I lost my train of thought...
German:
I lost my red string...
Some Popular "Unfriendly Friends" (False Cognates)

hell = light
mention* = people
damit = with it/with that
war = I was


* Spelled like English pronunciation.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't there a 'like' button I can press? I 'like' reading your blog posts Angela! :)

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