GYG Day 47 Tuesday Teaser. “Couldn’t” brainteasers. (Beware: bad language !!!)

Did you know that ‘couldn’t’ finds itself in lots of phrases? Check out the next 10 “I/He/She couldn’t ….” phrases on the left. Just match them up, with the most suitable German phrase on the right. Good luck.

Part 1.

1.get it out of my head.          A) Ich hatte keinen Bock.

2. care less about him.          B) Ich traute meinen Ohren/Augen nicht.

3. help laughing                     C) Es geht mir am Arsch vorbei.

4. cut it                                   D) Ich musste einfach lachen.

5. be bothered                        E) Ich konnte nicht zu Worte kommen.

6. give a shit.                          F) Ich pfeife drauf.

7. believe my ears/eyes         G) …. keinen klaren Gedanken fassen.

8. think straight                       H) Er hat keinen hochgekriegt.

9. get a word in edgeways      I) Es ging mir nicht aus dem Kopf.

10. get it up (be careful)         J) …… nicht die gestellten Anforderungen erfüllen.                                            

Answers template.

1) …..  2) …. .  3)…. .  4) …..  5) ……  6) ……  7) ……  8) ….  9) …..  10) ……

Answers

1.I, 2. F, 3. D, 4. J, 5. A, 6. C, 7. B, 8. G, 9. E, 10. H

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