Idioms

In English there are over 25000 idioms (Redewendungen), which means phrases that can notbe taken literally. This can make it difficult for non-native speakers to understand. We will post an idiom every day to help you learn as many as possible

IDIOM: LULL BEFORE STORM

TODAY'S IDIOM 27 JANUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: the lull before the storm EXAMPLE: My family is coming soon and this is just the lull before the storm.  GERMAN IDIOM: die Ruhe vor dem Sturm

IDIOM: FAIR-WEATHER FRIEND

TODAY'S IDIOM 26 JANUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: to be a fair-weather friend EXAMPLE: I thought I could count on Bill, but I’ve discovered he’s just a fair-weather friend. GERMAN IDIOM: ein Schönwetterfreund sein
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