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Master German Language With Idioms

Learn all about the most important German idioms in order to be able to go to next step in your German learning process
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Why should you learn idioms?

Idioms will help students improve their communication skills. The use of idioms has a great influence on the learning process in a new language, especially in German.

To develop an understanding of idioms helps you mainly in two ways:

1. The more idioms you master, the more natural the language sounds like

2. When learning the idioms, you will also learn about the country's culture and everyday language

Why should you improve your German language skills by using this course?

You want to reach to the next level in your language comprehension?

Then, this course is the right one for you.


Idioms play a very crucial role in the German language.

Only those, who developed an understanding of the key idioms in German language, will be able to gain a better understanding of the language and the cultural roots of the German language and society.

You will find many helpful idioms in this course, such as:

„am Ball bleiben“

„alles unter einen Hut bringen“

...and many more.

Do not try to translate word by word..

„stay at the ball“

„get everything under your hat“

Because like this, all the sentences are nonsense and nobody would understand you if you used the words like this, nor could you follow a conversation in German properly, if you understood these words literally.

If you "want to have more on the box" (etwas auf dem Kasten haben) fast, then you should not „head into the sand" (den Kopf in den Sand stecken) but "roll up your sleeves" (die Ärmel hochkrempeln). (Literally translated :)

Do not worry: at the end of this course, you will understand all these idioms and you will be able to use them appropriate in your conversations.

Enjoy getting a better grip of the German language!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everybody, who would like to improve his German language abilities
  • German native speakers, who are interested in deepen the knowledge of idioms by understanding their background in culture, literature and history
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What Will I Learn?
be master in German language by using most important idioms
easily understand German daily talks, musics, films and researches
get a more detailed idea of history, literature and culture of German speaking countries
be able to increase their chance of building an international career
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  • At least basic knowledge of German language will help them follow the conversations but beginners can also learn something from our course
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 51 Lectures Collapse All 51 Lectures 04:34:12
Einführung in die Inhalte des Kurses
1 Lecture 04:01
Redewendungen zum Thema "Arbeiten und Lernen"
5 Lectures 26:08

etwas ins Auge fassen

am Ball bleiben

Test your knowledge of Section 1
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Arbeiten und Freizeit"
5 Lectures 26:57
auf Biegen und Brechen

Blau machen

etwas aus dem Boden stampfen

jemandem die Daumen drücken

mehrere Eisen im Feuer haben

Test your knowledge of Section 2
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Persönlichkeit und Charakter"
5 Lectures 26:02
den Gürtel enger schnallen

ein alter Hase sein

sich ein Herz fassen

alles unter einen Hut bringen

auf dem Laufenden sein

Test your knowledge of Section 3
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Kommunikation und Intelligenz"
5 Lectures 27:11
eine lange Leitung haben

etwas auf der Pfanne haben

aus dem Rahmen fallen

im Sande verlaufen

Schwein haben

Test your knowledge of Section 4
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Alltag und Tierisches"
5 Lectures 30:01
ein zweischneidiges Schwert

in den Sternen stehen

sich ins Zeug legen

zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen

Hahn im Korb sein

Test your knowledge of Section 5
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Schwierigkeiten bewältigen"
5 Lectures 26:38
das Handtuch werfen

auf der Kippe stehen

etwas an den Nagel hängen

wie am Schnürchen klappen

die Zeit totschlagen

Test your knowledge of Section 6
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Von Mensch zu Mensch"
5 Lectures 26:16
ein blaues Wunder erleben

gang und gäbe

jemandem einen Floh ins Ohr setzen

auf Granit beißen

Hals über Kopf

Test your knowledge of Section 7
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Zwischenmenschliches"
5 Lectures 27:29
jemandem die Leviten lesen

von etwas ein Lied singen

sich eine Scheibe abschneiden

über die Stränge schlagen

Reinen Tisch machen

Test your knowledge of Section 8
10 questions
Redewendungen zum Thema "Alltag und Problembewältigung"
5 Lectures 27:02
etwas auf die Beine stellen

kein Blatt vor den Mund nehmen

am Boden zerstört sein

weder Fisch noch Fleisch

aus der Haut fahren

Test your knowledge of Section 9
10 questions
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About the Instructor
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Team leader in a personal recruitment agency, HAYS

I am working as a team leader in a personal recruitment agency. We do staff experts in different sections into midsized and big companies that are located in Germany and Switzerland. In my daily business I guide qualified employees through the application procedure and keep my ears open to all the questions that might come up within this process. I deal with specialists from all over the world, mostly from all different European countries.

You can understand that extraordinary rhetorical abilities and a precise utilization of the German and also English language are a very important part of my daily business at work.

On top of that, I have a personal faible for languages as such and especially for my mother language, which is German. For this reason, I am already helping international students learn German for several years. As my German, it is completely free of any dialects (which you don't find very often in Germany), my students learn the high German (a.k.a “Hochdeutsch" in German language).

Apart from German, I do also speak English, French and Turkish on an advanced up to a very advanced level.

I have a grown son who is also fluent in English and French (actually he was the first student I taught in learning a foreign language).

Privately, I do love to spend my time in reading German and English literature. As a language enthusiast, I am taking language classes in Turkish in order to improve my language skills. Last, but not least, I am doing a lot of sports as a compensation to all the mental work.

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