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Color idioms in multiple languages, including German

There is this interesting project by Alan S. Kennedy to collect as many of the well-known color idioms of languages: http://www.starchamber.com/colors/color-idioms.html.

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https://www.duolingo.com/theawesomenerd02

cool!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Wow! I love it when people share idioms! They are a major challenge in translation. Thanks for sharing, Carole

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https://www.duolingo.com/DeeRamm
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Nice!

What happened to blue? I can think of several English phrases with blue.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yototas

There are plenty of blue ones in the German section - in fact it may be the largest color - as well as the English section. Did you click through to the link?

The image in this thread post is just a taster.

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https://www.duolingo.com/HrMike
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The two that we use most often are probably:

  • Blau sein (being blue) - being drunk: "Ohje, Mike ist glaube ich ziemlich blau!"
  • Blau machen (making blue) - to take a duvet day: "Am Montag hab' ich blau gemacht"
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https://www.duolingo.com/GregfromOZ

Nice One!

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https://www.duolingo.com/tnel1
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Great! Thanks for that! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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Isn't it "black ON white" In Portuguese there is something like that:

  • (to be) preto no branco = to be black on white = To be perfectly clear, no doubts, yes, yes, no, no.
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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I've never heard black on white, just "it's in black and white" or "it's/...is black and white". Different meanings for those two. First means the answer/result/etc. is clear and straightforward, and the second means the difference between two things is obvious.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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Interesting.....I got mislead by "auf" and "no" (both would fit "on", I believe).

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ari1233

cool!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ari1233

hello!

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https://www.duolingo.com/SarahHossini

Interesting

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https://www.duolingo.com/Martha6740
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Great link, thanks! Have a lingot!

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https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen
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Thanks for sharing this

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mynameisjaek

The link doesn't exist anymore.

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