Deutsch am Donnerstag – der Kopf

der Kopf


Isn’t this a wonderful picture of a head? It can be found in Calne, Wiltshire, UK. It looks like somebody has lost his head – jemand hat seinen Kopf verloren.

Other idioms are:

  • seinen Kopf durchsetzen – to get one’s own way
  • den Kopf einziehen – to duck one’s head
  • den Kopf hängen lassen – to droop, hang one’s head
  • ein heller Kopf sein – to have a clever mind
  • Kopf hoch! – Cheer up!
  • Kopf an Kopf – neck and neck
  • Hals über Kopf – head over heels
  • einen klaren Kopf behalten – to keep a level head
  • den Kopf aus der Schlinge ziehen – to get out of a tight spot
  • Diese Idee kannst du dir gleich aus dem Kopf schlagen – You can put that idea right out of your mind!
  • Ich weiß nicht, wo mir der Kopf steht. – I don’t know whether I’m coming or going

German teacher Herr Antrim, whose videos I have shown before, as he’s a bit braver than I am,  has done a lovely version of ‘Kopf, Schulter, Knie und Fuß’ for you to practise and sing some body parts.

And if that’s not enough for you, how about this video of a little mole who’s had a little misshapp on his head – I won’t say any more 😉


Can you think of anything else I should have added?

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