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"The walls have ears."

Translation:Die Wände haben Ohren.

May 14, 2018

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OllieO_Toole

They're always listening... Always there...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom318481

Keep your voice down!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmyChan20

We have the same expression in Chinese too! We say 隔牆有耳 in Chinese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/William.gh

Also in Persian: دیوار موش داره، موش هم گوش داره!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack795701

Is this an idiom in German like it is in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/William.gh

Yeah, so many languages have this idiom


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewsSuzy

Isn't the English idiom "walls have ears" without the definite article? I tried it in German without the 'Die' but it was marked wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoySegal5

Big Brother is listening... ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

STASI ist immer noch hier!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jazzyrat1

Somebody once told me the walls were gonna roll me but i didnt know they could listen!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanilegoPlays

Das Leben der Anderen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawsonDarl

Und Die Hügel haben Augen...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jo93888

Das ist Google! How do you say: "Don't be evil"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DannyR.6

More like Facebook than Google


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephane293248

Why using "die" as it seems to be a generic statement? Could we also replace "Wände" by "Mauern" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OldMate2

My understanding is that Mauern are the types of walls outside.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarlEisenhofer

Die Mauern haben Ohren is accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinoDeVino

Die Decke hat Augen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pinarmione

In Turkish we say something like this: The floor has (an) ear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anastime

Also in Arabic Language..

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