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    Posted on Nov 25, 2014

    12 German Proverbs Translated Literally Into English

    Remember: "Only the hard come in the garden".

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    In German: "Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten."

    What it means: Only the strongest survive.

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    In German: Kinder und Betrunkene sagen immer die Wahrheit.

    What it means: It´s hard to find people who tell you the truth.

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    In German: Du gehst mir tierisch auf den Keks.

    What it means: You´re driving me crazy.

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    In German: Zu viele Köche verderben den Brei.

    What it means: Too many cooks spoil the broth.

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    In German: Die Kuh vom Eis holen.

    What it means: Escape a risky situation.

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    In German: Klappe zu, Affe tot.

    What it means: Let's put an end to this.

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    In German: Auf einem Bein steht man nicht gut.

    What it means: You need at least two drinks to have a good time.

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    In German: Ich glaub, mein Schwein pfeift.

    What it means: I don't believe it.

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    In German: Die dümmsten Bauern ernten die dicksten Kartoffeln.

    What it means: Stupid people always win.

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    In German: Da liegt der Hase im Pfeffer!

    What it means: This is the cause of that.

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    In German: Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei.

    What it means: All good things must come to an end.

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    In German: Kleinvieh macht auch Mist.

    What it means: Small amounts add up to something bigger.

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