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Prepare to FUEL INJECT your German with funny German sayings, cool slang words, popular idioms and plain useful German phrases. It's time to OPEN THROTTLE and flip CLUNKY and OUTDATED German the BIRD FINGER.

Each themed AUDIO LESSON comes with a free script and vocab list so you can follow along as you listen. Then have a crack at our INTERACTIVE QUIZ obstacle course to master using "CLUED IN" German lingo in context.

After all, you don't want to HUMILIATE YOURSELF by STALLING when it comes time to SHOW OFF your SMOKIN' German vocabulary in real life conversation.

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Learn German podcast PG37 - Luck

Luck sure does come and go. One moment everything seems to be going your way and the next thing you feel like you've drawn the shortest straw and no matter how hard you try, you don't seem to be able to break your unlucky streak. Oh well, such is life. You win some and you lose some. Wherever your luck is now, at least after today's German lesson you will know all the popular German words, phrases and idioms to talk about it. That's pretty lucky isn't it?

Learn German language podcast: Schwein haben
Endlich hab' ich Schwein gehabt und 'was gewonnen! =
Finally I've struck it lucky and won something!

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Learn German podcast PG36 - House-Hunt 2

Today we continue where we left off last time with more useful German words and phrases related to moving home. A few of today's gems are the German equivalent for "out in the sticks" or "the middle of nowhere", the German translation of "to be hell bent" as well as the German version of "concrete jungle" (funny enough the German phrase doesn't refer to a jungle at all, but a desert!)

Learn German language podcast: Kein Zuckerschlecken
Umziehen ist kein Zuckerschlecken =
Moving is no walk in the park.

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