Know your doggie phrases?

A bit of a fun Tuesday Teaser. You’ll be amazed how many phrases include man’s best friend, here are just 10 DOG related phrases. Match the phrases on the left with the corresponding German phrase on the right.

Hope you won’t bark up the wrong tree (auf dem Holzweg sein) with number 3 and this quiz won’t drive you barking mad (verrückt machen). Sorry, couldn’t resist!

1) go to the dogs                        A) Eselsohr

2) doggie bag                             B) Wer mit Hunden zu Bett geht, steht mit

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3) dog-ear                                   C) vor die Hunde gehen

4) work like a dog                     D) hundeelend

5) hair of the dog* E) wie verrückt arbeiten

6) make a dogs dinner of sth  F) Schlafende Hunde soll mann nicht wecken

7) as sick as a dog                     G) Überwachungsbeauftragter

8) let sleeping dogs lie.            I) Essensreste, die nach Hause mitgenommen

9) watchdog                               J) Konterbier

10) If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with flies K) bei etw Mist

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

Answers

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

*The full phrase is the hair of the dog (that bit you), meaning you have to drink some of (hair of) the same alcohol (dog), which made you drunk in the first place.

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