NOTE: Business English etc.
can be found below the translation exercises.
Translate the Text: Übersetzen
Susann, Faten, Rico, Heike, Simone and Frank.
Ich habe Elf Katzen und Zwölf Hunde
Ich sehe Zahlen.
Sie hat sechs Brüder und Zwei Schwestern
Zwölf sind ein Dutzend.
Sechs, drei, sieben, fünf
Sie zählt die Orangen
Du hast die hälfte
ist es Zwölf
Die Zahl ist hoch.
Zwei vier sechs
Meals In Germany What is the English names of meals and what is typical to be eaten?
Frühstück, most Germans have bread with an assortment of spreads, cheeses and sliced meats.
Das Mittagessen is the largest meal of the day, and usually the only hot meal of the day.
Das Abendessen is typically served cold and is smaller than lunch. Germans typically have bread, cold cuts, cheeses, and vegetables.
On some Sundays or for special occasions, Germans enjoy a late afternoon
Kaffee und Kuchen! Zwiebel, zwei, Zwilling ts immediately followed by v.
Knopf, Knoblauch, knapp k is not silent.
Nüsse, Frühstück, Müsli as in “see“, but with puckered lips.
Ihre Kuchen sind lecker.
Business English word of the Week Geschäftsenglisch
Shift work – late, night early shift.
Law English word of the Week Recht Englisch
Obey – to obey the law.
Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge
Purchase order form
A pre-printed form is used to enter into an agreement with a supplier and usually includes the buyer’s terms and conditions
Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen
Agent = a person or a company that acts for another and provides a specific service.
“Quite complaining and eat it …. Number one, soup is good for Flu, and number two; it’s nobody we know!“
Word of the day:
a medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
“herbal remedies for aches and pains” There is a song with the title of ‘Remedy‘ by The Black Crowes
Phrase of the day:
A running commentary
a verbal description of events, given as they occur.
“At the crowning of King Charles, the Third, experts provided the crowd with a running commentary of the action.”
Idiom of the day:
“It’s Greek to me” or “it’s all Greek to me” is an English idiom meaning “I don’t understand it.” That could apply to videos or texts or lectures full of jargon, science, technology, complicated diagrams, dialect, or anything difficult to understand.
“It’s Greek to me” was an idiom, even in Shakespeare’s time, used by ordinary Elizabethans. Shakespeare used the idiom in Julius Caesar (1599). In using the phrase in a play Shakespeare, was using an everyday expression that his audience would have related to.
“Well! Julius baby it’s all Greek to me!” said Mark Anthony when reporting on his visit to Eygpt and Cleopatra’s Palace.
British English (B.E.) / American English (A.E.) Vocabulary:
British English / (B.E.) = suspender belt – suspenders
American English (A.E.) = garter belt – garters
The problem here is that we use the same words for the same things which are different things at the same time. The picture on the left is a pair of braces for holding up your trousers (pants) or if you come from Bavaria your Lederhosen, while on the right are women’s garters.
Babbling baby boys blurted boldly.
Try and say this sentence ten times quickly without a mistake.
Versuchen Sie, diesen Satz zehnmal schnell und fehlerfrei zu sagen.
False Friends Tip of the Week:
German Translation False Friend (F.F.) Meaning of F.F.
Etikett label, price tag etiquette Etikette
Slang word of the day:
A word used to describe a woman.
In the 1966 film ‘ALFIE‘ which starred Sir Michael Caine; his character repeatedly referred to women as ‘birds’.
“I pulled a good bird the other night, cor blimey mate she was a looker!”
Colloquial / Colloquialisms:
(My next 5 examples, watch for the next five in my next blog; can you think of any more?)
A very little ant = Infant.
Ant that has a gun = Militant.
Ant that is fat = Abundant.
A proud ant = Arrogant.
Ant that is a specialist = Consultant.
Cockney rhyming slang:
Dicky = dicky dirt = shirt
“‘Ere, I’ve just spilled red wine all over me brand new Dicky; Cor Blimey what’s the Missus goin’ to say?“