German Expressions Quiz – Episode 2

Written By: Emanuel Updated: May 14, 2024

Hello everyone,

and welcome to your German Word of the Day.
And by “word” I mean “test” because it’s surprise exam time! Phones away, pens out. This one counts for the final grade.
N-Deklination, Passiversatzformen and Pronomenreziprozitätsreduktion are on the menu.
“Booooohhhh.”
Nah, I’m kidding of course. It’s not really a test, it’s a fun quiz.
“Uh… mehhhhhhh.”
Or as I like to call it… a Quiz-planation™. Because I’m not just going to ask you a bunch of questions, I’ll actually give you some explanation and trivia for each answer.
“Oh… hmmm, interesting.”
And today, we’ll do an especially fun topic because today, we’ll learn a few

Useful German Expressions

“Hooray!!”
We did one quiz like this already in January during our quiz special, and it’s more than time for a new round.
So let’s dive right in.

Like last time, I’ll give you a German expression or figure of speech along with an example and you’ll have to figure out what it means.
I tried to make it not too easy today, and you’ll see that more than one of the answer options sounds reasonable. So you’ll have to look for little clues in the example that might “set the tone”, so to speak :).

Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Like I said, I tried to make it tricky.
And then, along with the answer, I’ll give you some trivia about the expression, like where it comes from and what to pay attention to when using it, and I’ll also give you a translation of the example.

So… enjoy!!

And, how’d you do?
Unless you crushed it with 100% I’d really recommend doing this quiz again in a couple of days, just to imprint all of them firmly in memory. Except the tiger-one they’re all really useful and worth adding to your active vocabulary.

Let me know in the comments, which one threw you off and which one is your favorite.
And of course, if you have any questions about any of the examples, let me know and I’ll do my best to clear it up.

I really hope you enjoyed this, have a great week and see you next time.

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