‘Do you understand German?’

‘Do you understand German?’


Compatible: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

‘Do you understand German?’
The expressions quiz

We have designed a special learning app together with Alumniportal Deutschland that takes a fun look at the German language. Content from the Alumniportal Deutschland’s internet website has been turned into an entertaining and intriguing quiz.

Idiomatic expressions or interesting and unusual words are often used without a second thought being given to their original meaning and origin. This app offers the chance to learn over 1,000 German expressions and particularly appealing or odd words and to understand their original meaning. The idiomatic expressions and words are examined using real-life examples.

In cooperation with

Behind the Alumnportal Deutschland is the cooperation project of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Goethe Institute as well as the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) as lead partner.

The project was funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well as being supported by the German Foreign Office. Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network that promotes connections and knowledge exchange between Deutschland-Alumni, companies, secondary schools and organisations.



Free of charge
Free of charge and with no ads


Idiomatic expressions
Over 1,000 German idiomatic expressions and interesting words


German language
Test your German skills and become a real expert!


Favourite function
for your favourite expressions


Real-life examples
Clear explanation of the meaning and origin of all idiomatic expressions


New quiz questions every month