How to Translate German Proverbs into English

You’ve got a German proverb you would like to translate into English—something like, “Aller guten Dinge sind drei“.

You know you can’t always translate word for word. So is there any English alternative?

Go to Wikiquote and see!

Yes, we’re in luck. There is: “All good things come in threes“.

If you have a favourite German proverb, why not go over to the site now and see whether there’s an English alternative?  And if you like, you can tell me about it.

A thank you to Susan Graul for telling me about the site!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like…

How You Wake Up Each Day

How You Wake Up Each Day

“How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in...

Telling the Time

Telling the Time

If I organised a meeting with you, I'd say something like, "Let's meet at 3pm" or "Let's meet at 3 o'clock". I would...

Become an Inspiration

Become an Inspiration

"Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than...