Learn German idioms

Improve your German with idioms

Idioms (Redewendungen) in German are set phrases that often make no sense when interpreted literally, but have a cultural meaning.

Learning idioms will help you follow conversations and make your German sound more authentic, but it can be tricky to know where to start.

That’s why we’ve compiled lists of the most common German idioms, organised by category and accompanied by translations, explanations and (most importantly) exercises where you can practising actually using these set phrases.