Learn German podcast PG11 - On top of the world

This week you will learn German idioms and cool sayings to express that you're in your element and doing great. With a bit of luck once you've listened to the audio and completed the online quizzes, you'll also feel "wie eine Made im Speck" - happy as a maggot in Bacon!

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sich fühlen als ob man Bäume ausreißen könnte =
to feel ready to take on anything

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PG11 Transcript – On top of the world!

Lisa: He Tyler, was ist los mit dir? Du strahlst ja über beide Backen!

Tyler: I feel on top of the world and I am smiles because it’s Friday and the weather is great.

Lisa: Als ob du Bäume ausreißen könntest, ja?

Tyler: Exactly! Since summer has arrived and the sun is shining, I feel like a new person. Full of energy and fit as a fiddle.

Lisa: Ich fühl mich zwar nicht gerade fit wie ein Turnschuh, denn meine Kondition lässt etwas zu wünschen übrig, aber ich muss sagen mir geht es auch blendend.

Tyler: Ah, did you get your exam results back already?

Lisa: Ja, ich habe voll abgesahnt. Ich bin erstaunlich gut durch den Kurs gekommen. Ich muss schon sagen, mit so einer guten Note hätte ich nicht gerechnet. Ich bin vollkommen aus dem Häuschen.

Tyler: Ja I can see you’re as happy as a lark. We’ll have to celebrate this weekend.

Lisa: Hast du schon etwas vor dieses Wochenende?

Tyler: Hmm yeah, tomorrow Fabian and I will be doing a mountain bike tour.

Lisa: Beim Sporteln (Sport machen) bist du genau in deinem Element oder?

Tyler: Yip, like a fish in water.

Lisa: Und danach bist du wieder so platt, dass wir nichts mehr zusammen machen können!

Tyler: Nah, I won’t be so knackered that we can’t do anything. We can definitely do something fun together tomorrow.

Lisa: Cool, dann freue ich mich schon auf das Wochenende mit dir Lovi!

List of English - German Podcast Vocabulary

Translation of German idioms, colloquial phrases, slang and theme expressions.

to feel on top of the world; to be all smiles über beide Backen strahlen; über das ganze Gesicht strahlen; von einem Ohr zum anderen strahlen
to feel ready to take on anything / to feel like one can do anything sich fühlen als ob man Bäume ausreißen könnte
to feel like a new / different person sich wie ausgewechselt fühlen (like exchanged)
to be as fit as a fiddle fit wie ein Turnschuh sein (fit as a sneaker)
one is doing teriffic / just great / super es geht einem blendend / spitze
to be out of one’s mind with excitement (vollkommen ) aus dem Häuschen sein
to be happy as a lark sich wie ein Schneekönig freuen
to be in one’s element in seinem Element sein
to feel like a fish in water sich fühlen wie ein Fisch im Wasser; sich fühlen wie eine Made im Speck (like the maggot in bacon)
to be finished; to be knackered platt sein; fertig sein; erledigt sein
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