Learn German podcast PG31 - Sixth sense

In today's podcast we introduce a collection of common German phrases and German sayings related to the word "Sinn". Learn the German translation of "to take leave of one's senses", "the meaning of life" and "the sixth sense" among others. It'll make good "sense" to learn these phrases well.

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Das ist ganz in meinem Sinne =
That suits me just fine

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PG31 Transcript – Sixth sense

Lisa: Tyler, was ist los mit dir? Du schaust so betrübt! Was geht dir gerade durch den Sinn?

Tyler: I was just thinking about Gina. It was almost as if I had a sixth sense. She was on my mind yesterday so I called her up and it turns out that her childhood friend James was killed in a tragic car accident a few days ago.

Lisa: Oh je, das ist ja schrecklich! Eigentlich wollte ich sie zu unserer Party am Wochenende einladen aber danach steht ihr jetzt sicherlich nicht der Sinn.

Tyler: You're right. It's understandable that she has no desire to meet with people – she sounded terribly depressed. In fact, I'm really worried about her and had the feeling she was questioning the meaning of life.

Lisa: Wenn eine Person stirbt, die einem so nahe stand, dauert es seine Zeit bis man es schafft, seinem Leben wieder einen neuen Sinn zu geben. Ich weiß nicht was ich tun würde, wenn dir so etwas passiert wäre.

Tyler: Her mom answered the phone, and told me what had happened and warned me that since the accident, Gina has totally taken leave of her senses.

Lisa: Hat sie dir denn erzählt wie der Unfall passiert ist?

Tyler: Apparently he had had a few too many drinks and shouldn't have been behind the wheel at all.

Lisa: Nein, das will mir nicht in den Sinn. Ich glaube nicht, dass James betrunken Auto gefahren ist. So etwas hat er nie getan!

Tyler: Okay, but at the end of the day there is no point arguing over the cause of the accident. That's not gonna bring him back.

Lisa: Du hast Recht. Es ist wirklich nicht Sinn und Zweck der Sache lange über die Unfallursache zu debattieren. Wir sollten uns lieber überlegen, wie wir Gina in ihrer Situation helfen können. Oh, da kommt mir etwas in den Sinn! Sie wollte doch immer mal ins Theater. Ich lade sie einfach dieses Wochenende dazu ein. Ich hoffe, dass ist in ihrem Sinne.

Tyler: Yes, I am sure she that will be in her interests and she'll definitely appreciate it.

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Translation of German phrases and theme expressions.

sth goes through someones mind; sth crosses someones mind etwas geht jdm durch den Sinn
sixth sense der sechste Sinn
I don't feel like talking just now mir steht gerade nicht der Sinn nach reden
to have no appreciation of sth; to have no desire to do sth keinen Sinn für etwas haben
the meaning of life der Sinn des Lebens
to reinvent oneself; to find new meaning in life seinem Leben einen neuen Sinn geben
to take leave of one's senses wie von Sinnen sein
to refuse to believe sth jdm will etw nicht in den Sinn
the whole purpose der Sinn und Zweck
sth comes to mind etw kommt einem in den Sinn
to be in someones interests; to suit s.o. in jemands Sinne sein
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