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

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.

March 5, 2015

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/byeimgone123

cool!

March 5, 2015

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

    March 6, 2015

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

    Nice!

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

    March 6, 2015

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

    March 6, 2015

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

    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"
    March 8, 2015

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

    Nice One!

    March 6, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnel1

    Great! Thanks for that! :)

    March 6, 2015

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

    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.
    March 6, 2015

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

    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.

    March 6, 2015

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

    Interesting.....I got mislead by "auf" and "no" (both would fit "on", I believe).

    March 6, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari1233

    cool!

    March 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari1233

    hello!

    March 7, 2015

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

    Interesting

    March 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martha6740

    Great link, thanks! Have a lingot!

    March 7, 2015

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

    Thanks for sharing this

    March 9, 2015

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

    The link doesn't exist anymore.

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