Test your German with James Bond

As there is talk about a new James Bond film, I thought you might like to test your German with James Bond films ☺

Firstly, do you know how “007” is called in German? “double 0 seven” in German is “null null sieben”

Secondly, let’s look at some German film titles. No, not easy ones like Octopussy, as that’s the same as in English. Can you work out what these 17 films are called in English? You’ll find the answers further down. (You might want to get pen and paper)

  1. Liebesgrüße aus Moskau
  2. Feuerball
  3. Man lebt nur zweimal
  4. Im Geheimdienst ihrer Majestät
  5. Diamantenfieber
  6. Leben und sterben lassen
  7. Der Mann mit dem goldenen Colt
  8. Der Spion, der mich liebte
  9. In tödlicher Mission
  10. Sag niemals nie
  11. Im Angesicht des Todes
  12. Der Hauch des Todes
  13. Lizenz zum Töten
  14. Der Morgen stirbt nicht
  15. Die Welt ist nicht genug
  16. Stirb an einem anderen Tag
  17. Ein Quantum Trost

Now we can look at some famous quotes. The first two are pretty obvious to any James Bond fan!

“Mein Name ist Bond. James Bond.”

Wodka Martini. Geschüttelt, nicht gerührt.

Those two were easy, right?

Lets look at some more and see if you can guess what’s been said in English?

  1. “Mein liebes Kind, es gibt Dinge, die man einfach nicht tut. Man trinkt zum Beispiel nie einen 53er Dom Perignon, wenn er eine Temperatur von über 8° hat. Das wär genauso, als ob man den Beatles ohne Ohrenschützer zuhören würde.”
  2. “Miss Anders, ich habe Sie gar nicht erkannt – in Ihren Kleidern.”
  3. “007, was machen sie denn da?”  “Ich versuche, die Zusammenarbeit zu vertiefen.”
  4. “Er war schon immer ein aufgeblasener Kerl.”
  5. “Wie kommen Sie auf die Idee, dies wäre mein erstes Mal?”
  6.  Wade: “Jack Wade, CIA.” Bond: “James Bond, steifärschiger Brite.”
  7. “Ich bin unbesiegbar!”

(The English quotes are below the English film titles)

 

Here are the English film titles. How many did you know?

  1. From Russia with Love
  2. Thunderball
  3. You Only Live Twice
  4. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  5. Diamonds Are Forever
  6. Live And let Die
  7. The Man With The Golden Gun
  8. The Spy Who Loved Me
  9. For Your Eyes Only
  10. Never Say Never Again
  11. A View To A Kill
  12. The Living Daylights
  13. Licence To Kill
  14. Tomorrow Never Dies
  15. The World Is Not Enough
  16. Die Another Day
  17. Quantum of Solace

And here are the quotes in English and who said them in which film:

  1. My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done. Such as, drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.  (Bond, Goldfinger)
  2. Miss Anders, I didn’t recognise you with your clothes on. (Bond, The Man with the Golden Gun)
  3. Minister of Defence: “Bond! What do you think you’re doing?” James Bond: “Keeping the British end up, sir.” (The spy who loved me)
  4. He always did have an inflated opinion of himself. (Bond, Live And Let Die)
  5. “What makes you think this is my first time?” (Bond, Skyfall)
  6. Jack Wade: “Jack Wade, CIA.” Bond: “James Bond, stiff-arsed Brit.” (Goldeneye)
  7. “I am invincible!” (Boris Grishenko, Goldeneye)

How did you do?

 

 

Title image, Daniel Craig as Bond, Madam Tussauds @Aashish950

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