Last Updated on April 1, 2023
Several additionally found idioms in German with meaning stupidity from modern books and blogs. They have not yet entered the dictionaries, and probably not all will. But the frequency can be high as they are in vogue now.
I chose more interesting idioms, but did not take the more offensive ones.
Idioms in German with meaning stupidity. Part 1
German picture description phrases and sequence
German synonyms. öffnen – offen – aufmachen and other posts about #synonyms
Essay description in German. 1. Way
Riddle in German. Do you know what is Vokuhila…
Idioms in German with meaning talk too much, too little
Difference between ändern and verändern, verwandeln, wechseln and tauschen
not the brightest candle in the lamp
nicht gerade hellste Kerze im Leuchter
God, let there be rain of the brains, and take the umbrellas from those in need.
Oh Herr lass es Hirn regen, und nimm den Bedürftigen die Regenschirme weg.
IQ slightly above room temperature / Your IQ matches room temperature
IQ knapp über Zimmertemperatur oder
Dein IQ passt sich aber auch der Raumtemperatur an
Dumb as 10 meters of the field
Blöd wie 10 meter Feldweg
The elevator to the upper floors does not stop
Der Fahrstuhl hält nicht in den oberen Etagen
stupid as a garden chair / smart as a seat
Dumm wie ein Gartenstuhle / Schlau wie eine Sitzgelegentheit
I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it works great
keine Ahnung, was dich so dumm macht, aber es funktioniert super
Too stupid to buy milk, leaves money in a jug
(from the old custom of taking milk from the farm into your container – money was usually put on the bottom and had to be taken out in advance. Now farmers deliver themselves, and payment is made by transfer, so this expression will soon go away)
Zu dumm zum Milch holen, lässt das Geld in der Kanne liegen
Stupid how much, how big is Russia
So dumm wie Russland groß ist
Modern variation on the theme “the stupid farmer has the largest potatoes” – the stupid programmer has the largest code “
Die dümmsten Programmierer haben den dicksten Code
He’s not stupid, he’s just unlucky in thinking
Er ist nicht dumm, er hat nur Pech beim Denken
Born stupid, learned nothing and forgot half of it
Dumm geboren, nix dazu gelernt und die Hälfte wieder vergessen
Lights on, but none at home
Licht an, aber keine zu Hause
Intelligence allergy sufferers
freed from thinking
there is an assumption that Honk is Hauptschüler Ohne Nennenswerte Kenntnisse (a student of the weakest school without knowledge). Expression from the youth language.
ein Honk (Vollhonk)
the answer to the silly “Why?” (“Because tree”)
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