German Expressions Quiz – Episode 3

Written By: Emanuel Updated: June 2, 2024


Hello everyone,

and welcome back to your favorite German learning Wodcasts. Wodcasts are podcasts, but in written form and it’s going to be the next hot thing.
You heard it here first.
So yeah, welcome to the show, and today, we’ll take a virtual trip to Quizzington, because today, it’s time for another episode of:

German Expressions Quiz

And today’s lot has an especially high daily life factor :).

As usual, we’ll do 7 expressions, which is a good number for one session.
I’ll give you the German expression along with a literal translation and an example and then, I’ll give you a few possible meanings and you have to try and pick the right one.

And then, along with the answer, I’ll give you some information about the logic or origin of the expression and possible things you need to know when using it.

Now, the expressions of today are a really weird because depending on the example, they can be REALLY easy or really hard.
So I have decided to kind of take a three step approach.

  • Example
  • Audio of example
  • Variation of example in “hint”

The default example I am giving is pretty generic and often all possible meanings kind of fit. So if you really do not know the expression, there’s a fair bit of guessing involved.
The audio is a bit more telling already, because I have used an “appropriate” tone of voice. That means the way I say it already hints in the right direction.
And if that’s not enough, you can click the “hint”-button and you’ll get a more obvious example – often a variation of the first one but with more context.

I’d actually recommend doing the quiz at least twice over the course of a few days and the second time you do it, try to not use the hint.

Anyway, I’d say let’s jump right in.
Viel Spaß!

So… how’d you do :)?  Could you figure them out just by the generic example?
And which ones have you already heard in daily life? I’m sure a few, at least if you’re living in a German speaking country.
Let me know in the comments below and of course, if you have any questions or suggestions about any of them, let me know as well, and I’ll do my best to clear things up.

Don’t forget to do the quiz again, unless you aced it. Because that’s how you actually learn.
I hope you enjoyed it, have a great week and I’ll see you in the next one.
Bis dann!

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