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How to learn German fast - memorise famous sayings

How to learn German fast - memorise famous sayings

Welcome to a series of additional advice on how to learn German fast; for loyal readers, my site here poses a system for learning language in general, and learning German in particular, and for all intents and purposes was actually a site to teach people here how to learn a language rather than providing resources for German.

However, having said that and done that, I've decided that the original intent of the site to provide just a language learning system is not enough, and that I shall augment my language learning site with quite a bit of German resources and German language resources for people to learn it as a foreign language.

Simply: this blog is about how to learn German - a system on how to learn German fast, effectively and properly. Click here to see the important summary on How to Learn German Fast and Enjoyably.

At the same time, merely giving a system and writing lots of examples about it and the various steps I took to acquire the language is not enough, so I've decided to include actual German resources as well.

This does not mean that the blog has changed - it is still primarily about a language learning system in general, and how to learn German in particular, but now it shall incorporate more German resources for foreigners rather than July's series on simple phrases (see the right sidebar, or click here for simple German phrases).

Without much further ado, memorising famous sayings will be useful in learning German fast, especially if they are applicable sayings. In this post, I will give you some famous German sayings and proverbs, and then in the next post, I will give you some more German proverbs.

German sayings that will help you learn German:

Aller guten Dinge sind drei.
All good things come in threes.

Alles Gute kommt von oben.
All good things come from above.

Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei.
Everything has an end, only the sausage has two. All good things must come to an end.

Alte Liebe rostet nicht.
Old flames don't die.

Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst.
To start is easy, to persevere, an art.

Auf jeden Regen folgt auch Sonnenschein.
There is sunshine after rain.

Aus Schaden wird man klug. (Darum ist einer nicht genug.)
From bad things you learn to be smart. (One of that is never enough :P)

Bäume wachsen nicht in den Himmel.
Trees do not grow in the sky. (There are limits to some things.)

Bellende Hunde beißen nicht.
Barking dogs don't bite.

Besser ein Spatz in der Hand, als eine Taube auf dem Dach.
Better to have a sparrow in your hand, then a pigeon on the roof.

Betrunkene und Kinder sagen die Wahrheit.
Drunks and children speak the truth.

Blut ist dicker als Wasser.
Blood is thicker than water.

Der Teufel steckt im Detail.
The devil is in the details (very similar to English, nicht wahr?)

Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm.
The appel won't fall far away from the trunk of the tree. (Children resemble their parents/ Offspring resemble their parents.)

Der Appetit kommt beim Essen.
The appetite comes when you're eating.

Der erste Eindruck zählt.
The first impression counts (the most).

Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt.
Man proposes, God disposes.

Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache.
German language, difficult language!

More proverbs and interesting German phrases to come here in the next post... This is the beginning of German language resources for my site, so stay tuned here for this month's series on German proverbs and German sayings that you can and should be able to commit to memory and use to learn the language. Cheers!

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