German idioms you really shouldn't Delicious German cakes you can't 1 day ago   03:11

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From offended sausages to tap-dancing bears – these idiomatic expressions bring a little poetry to the German language.

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at

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Diane Davidson
Do Germans not like cheese?
Diane Davidson
“Not my beer” = “not my monkey, not my circus”
Hahah, so cool I love it
Mister Ports
No wonder why Oscar wilde said "life is too short to learn German"
Der Hownstädr
These German Expressions are under all canon
Der Hownstädr
All paths lead to Rome.
Der Hownstädr
I know where the hammer is hanging
Ciara Bradley
I don't know how the rabbit runs, however I do know how the hare runs.
Amado N.
1:35 Huh, is that Pascal Wehrlein's little brother?
Clash Clans
Ich dachte mir bei allen Übersetzungen auf Englisch: "Häääää, das mach doch gar keinen Sinn." But thats not my beer😂🤔
Not my beer? Wich german would ever say that
One of my personal favourites: The pope is boxing in a chain mail shirt here.
The meaning is similar to 'The bear tap-dances' :D
Widukind Karl
I only understand trainstation.
What about: it doesn't itch me! - das juckt mich nicht.. 😅
This is not the yellow from the egg.
I think you spider !
im angry
0:21 is he the german Post Malone?
I’m going to incorporate “I know how the rabbit runs” into my everyday convos
Winged Hussar
This girl is great. Keep her
Omega Storm
My favourit: "Da boxt der Past im Kettenhemd!"
"The pope is boxing in chain amour there" which means there is commotion somewhere.
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