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English vs German

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Bist du sicher?  Are you save?  Are you sure?

Ich kenne mich hier aus  I know me here out.   I know my way around.

Nicht das Gelbe vom Ei.   Not the yellow of the egg.   Not exactly the bee's knees.

Ich fiel aus allen Wolken.   I fall from all clouds.   I'm flabbergasted.

Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof.   I understand just train-station.   I don't have the foggiest/slightest idea.

Da bist du auf dem Holzweg.   There you are on the woodway.   You're barking up the wrong tree.

Jetzt geht es um die Wurst.   Now it goes around the sausage.   The moment of truth has come.

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