"Das Mädchen zählt Schafe."

Translation:The girl is counting sheep.

January 16, 2018



Is this also a German idiom for "trying to go to sleep"?

January 16, 2018


Sheep counting is one of many methods to get tired. Some people count imaginary sheep. So it is not a phase for trying to go to sleep, but an activity some people really do.

January 16, 2018


That's more or less what Raymond was asking, right?

Yeah, it's the same in English, German, Dutch and possibly other languages.

January 16, 2018
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