https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

A joke for a German idiom: "Schwein haben" = "Glück haben"

to have (a) pig = to be lucky

Ein Witz hierzu:

Ein Engländer hat gehört, dass man in Deutschland zu 'Glück' auch 'Schwein' sagt.
Er ist bei einer Feier eingeladen. Da fragt ihn ein Deutscher: „Haben Sie schon mit meiner Tochter getanzt?“ „Nein, dieses Schwein hatte ich noch nicht.“

For this a joke:

An Englishman has heard that for 'happiness' you can also say 'pig' in Germany. He is invited to a celebration. As a German asks him: "Have you ever danced with my daughter?" "No, this pig I haven't had yet."

Did you get the joke?

With this joke I wish you a nice Sunday!

March 13, 2016

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jayfeather109

Das ist lustig! Dankeschön!

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/karlectron

Danke, ich brauchte ein Lachen. Und danke auch fuer die Uebersetzung! Die ist immer hilfreich.

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tokarominki

Danke, that was amazing joke

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bert66B

Hahaha! Yes, that was great! I wish you a nice Sunday, too.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Luisa89898977

Thanks for the joke!

Ich bin neu hier. Ich habe für 4 jahre deutsch studiert. Willst Sie mir helfen?

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan

Ein paar kleine Verbesserungen:

"Ich bin neu hier. Ich habe 4 Jahre deutsch studiert. Willst du / wollen Sie mir helfen?"

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/emmaviola8

It would also be better to use lernen instead of studieren because studieren implies in a university, etc.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

Gerne helfe ich dir! Schreib' mich einfach an, wenn du Fragen hast.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Luisa89898977

Vielen dank! Ich habe vielen Fragen. Bis bald!

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

"Was ist los?" "Der Hund ist los!" Ich habe deinen Witz lustiger gefunden!

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadzuki

Should one say "Ich habe deinen Witz lustiger gefunden!" oder "Ich habe deinen Witz lustig gefunden!"?

I thought if the adjective was after the noun, it would not be inflected. I might be totally wrong though.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

Both is possible, but the meaning is different.

Ich habe deinen Witz lustiger gefunden (als meinen) = I found your joke funnier (than mine)

"lustiger" is the comparative of "lustig".

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

It's "Both are possible"

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

....wieder was gelernt, danke dir! :-)

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadzuki

Ah gotcha. I see.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

"Lustig"= "funny" "lustiger"= "funnier". One could say "Ich habe deinen Witz mehr lustig gefunden."

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

Oh sorry, but that's wrong.

You can't say "mehr lustig".

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

Sorry, my mistake. Thanks.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

Fehler sind da, um daraus zu lernen :-)

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

Eben!

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EsterTaDev

sehr sehr lustig Witz !

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UsefAfsoon

Danke

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rada85

Ummm, I would question his motives personally, :P but yeah, cute joke. :) Thank you for sharing it.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

sorry, but I don't understand. What do you mean with ....I would question his motives personally....???

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rada85

Well, the guy thinks he is paying a compliment, but if the father isn't familiar with the phrasing, associating lucky with pig, he could think that the guy is calling his daughter a pig.

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161

....that's the point....

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rada85

Ooooooh, I thought the whole thing was real life, not a joke. :P sorry, my bad.

March 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

ja ich verstand

March 16, 2016
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