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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Instructed by Angela Akar Language / German
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • At least basic knowledge of German language will help them follow the conversations but beginners can also learn something from our course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Einführung in die Inhalte des Kurses
Section 2: Redewendungen zum Thema "Arbeiten und Lernen"
das A und O sein
Mit Ach und Krach
die Ärmel hochkrempeln
etwas ins Auge fassen
am Ball bleiben
Test your knowledge of Section 1
10 questions
Section 3: Redewendungen zum Thema "Arbeiten und Freizeit"
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
Section 4: Redewendungen zum Thema "Persönlichkeit und Charakter"
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
Section 5: Redewendungen zum Thema "Kommunikation und Intelligenz"
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
Section 6: Redewendungen zum Thema "Alltag und Tierisches"
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
Section 7: Redewendungen zum Thema "Schwierigkeiten bewältigen"
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
Section 8: Redewendungen zum Thema "Von Mensch zu Mensch"
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
Section 9: Redewendungen zum Thema "Zwischenmenschliches"
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
Section 10: Redewendungen zum Thema "Alltag und Problembewältigung"
etwas auf die Beine stellen
kein Blatt vor den Mund nehmen
am Boden zerstört sein
weder Fisch noch Fleisch
aus der Haut fahren
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10 questions
Section 11: Redewendungen zum Thema "Kommunikation zwischen Menschen"
etwas auf dem Kasten haben
jemandem ist eine Laus über die Leber gelaufen
es herrscht dicke Luft
auf den Putz hauen
seinen Senf dazugeben
Test your knowledge of Section 10
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Angela Akar, 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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