NOTE: Business English etc.
can be found below the translation exercises.

Translate the Text: Übersetzen

Susann, Faten, Rico, Heike, Simone and Frank.


Isst dein Bruder Müsli?

Butter und Marmelade.

Ich frühstücke.

Das Müsli ist ohne Nüsse.

Sie frühstücken.

Der Pilz ist klein.

Du liest ein Rezept.

Er isst eine Tomate.

Das Mädchen hat ein Hähnchen.

Das Mädchen isst eine Tomate.

Diese Schokolade schmeckt salzig.

Das Mittagessen ist lecker.

Die Frau macht Mittagessen.

Ich mag Pilze.

Die Frauen essen zu Mittag.

Nein, alles ist salzig.

Ich esse zu Mittag.

Die Tomate.

Du liest ein Rezept.

Wo ist der Hund?

Mein Vater ist groß und nett.

Die Frau ist nett.

Ein Vater.

Mein Sohn ist jung.

Meine Tochter ist groß.


Business English word of the Week  Geschäftsenglisch

NGO = Non-Governmental Organisation.

NGO stands for non-governmental organization. NPO stands for a non-profit organization. A non-profit organization returns any profits it makes to the organization.


Law English word of the Week  Recht Englisch

To go into liquidation, administration, to go bust, to call in the administrators, to no longer be trading.

In simple terms, liquidation brings the end of a company by selling its assets before dissolving the company entirely. The administration is utilised when there is a chance of rescuing a business that is experiencing high levels of financial stress.


Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge

To commission a project and to decommission a project. Decommissioning

Dismantling Guarantee.


Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen

Bargaining power – Verhandlungsstärke

Sample Sentence:

“A company needs some form of bargaining power with which to have some kind of (die Hebelwirkung) leverage (power, influence, force, pull, clout) over another company.”


There is a British Nursery rhyme that talks about the cow jumping over the moon.


Word of the day:

Aesthetics meaning noun: aesthetics; noun: esthetics a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty.

The branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste.

Sample Sentence:

“These could definitely be some of the best wireless earbuds for those with an eye for aesthetics.”

She tries to impress her audience with abstruse references to modern philosophies or theories of aesthetics.


Phrase of the day:

informal: foolish words or ideas: nonsense. Don’t believe all of that baloney. He’s been telling you a bunch/load of baloney. This is a typical American saying and it means ‘Quatsch mit Sauce’ in German.

Sample Sentence:

That’s a bunch of baloney if you ask me.


Idiom of the day:

A Current Account (Ein aktuelles Konto) = this is your bank account that you use every day for paying money in and taking money out of.

A Deposit Account = (Ein Sparkonto) = this is the bank account that you use to put money into for a longer period of time.


British English (B.E.) / American English (A.E.) Vocabulary:

British English / (B.E.) = Alsation

American English (A.E.) = German Shepherd / Police Dog

Sample Sentence:

Believe it or not up until 1992 at the ‘Greatest Dog Show’ on Earth, which is called ‘Crufts‘; the German Shepherd was only referred to as the Alsation. Why was this? Well, during the Second World War, the authorities at the ‘Crufts‘ Dog Show decided to use the other name for this breed of dog – Alsation because they did not want to say, German. So, it took them a staggering 47 years to finally change back to this dog’s original name!


Pronunciation tip:

“Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread.”

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.

fabrizieren   to manufacture,     to fabricate           erfinden, ausdenken

                      or to produce


Slang word of the day:


The word “Git” is a British expression of insult. It’s chav slang to describe a person, usually a man, who is very unpleasant, incompetent, or is an idiot.

Sample Sentence:

“You bloody git, you told me that your mother didn’t know about our gang!”


Colloquial / Colloquialisms:

  1. An Ant that doesn’t keep moving = Constant.

  2. A dirty ant = Pollutant.

  3. An Ant you don’t like = Irritant.

  4. An Ant who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage = a sycophant.

  5. An ant that doesn’t know very much at all = Ignorant.


Cockney rhyming slang:

Duke of Kent = rent (the rent that you pay for a flat/apartment).

Sample Sentence:

Oh my, Blimey the Duke of Kent is due in a few days and I’m skint!


Quote of the week:

Was I in here last night and did I spend a $20 bill? Oh, thank goodness… I thought I’d lost it.” W. C. Fields.


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