Idioms of the World – Germany

Welcome back to our “Idioms of the World” series!

Last week we were in France, remember? Today we continue in Europe, stopping by in Germany.

Idiom – Katzensprung
Meaning – A short distance away
English idiom – A hop, skip and leap away

“A cat’s jump” is in the minority of German idioms in that it doesn’t refer to either beer or sausages. Katzensprung simply means a short distance away, or “a stone’s throw” as we’d say in English. Use whichever one you’d prefer, it’s all sausages to us.

German idiom in English A cat's jump ABA English

Thanks Hotel Club, for sharing these images, and Marcus Oakly for creating them.

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