Tag Archives: Expressions

Denglish 17: My German Wife Turns A Smile into Geometry

I make a habit of seducing my wife with honeyed texts and come-hither emails, and I know I’m doing it right when she replies with perplexing German expressions like these:

THE WIFE: “Totally… I’m red like a tomatoe in front of my computer and I am smiling in circles.”

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Denglish 8: My German Wife on Pickles, Canning and Public Displays of Affection (PDA)

My best friend loves to pickle and can things at home. He does it all the time, so when my wife and I are being particularly disgusting in front of him with our public displays of affection (PDA), she warns:

THE WIFE: “It might turn the pickle in his stomach.”

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Denglish 7: A Long Distance Relationship Between A German Woman and An American Man

In the beginning, my wife and I spent many months apart, conducting a long distance relationship between Germany and the United States. We talked on the phone, sent letters and packages in the mail, used email, text messages, Skype and all manner of online chat programs. Still, the distance was hard; a fact my wife pointed out often:

THE WIFE: “We do these months apart and then we come visit us.”

THE WIFE: “I feel like I am high on drugs with missing you!”

THE WIFE: “You know, sweetheart, long distance sucks it up.”

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