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What are similes?

 

A simile ('sɪmɪlɪ) is a bit like a metaphor, used to compare (vergleichen) one thing with another thing, in a figurative (bildlich) way. A simile is used to clarify (verdeutlichen) and enhance (verstärken). Signal words are "as" or "like".

For example: "As proud as a peacock"

Often, animals are used in similes. In the quiz below are some commonly (üblicherweise) used animal similes in English, but you could also come up with your own! (Why not leave me a comment below with your very own simile!)

Complete the similes below  - choose the correct animal to go with the comparison!

 

Useful Quiz Vocabulary:

English German
ant Ameise
badger Dachs
bat Fledermaus
bee Biene
bird Vogel
cat Katze
donkey Esel
eagle Adler
elephant Elefant
fish Fisch
fox Fuchs
horse Pferd
magpie Elster
mole Maulwurf
mule Maultier / Muli
ostrich Vogel Strauss
owl Eule
ox Ochse
parrott Papagei
peacock Pfau
pony Pony
rat Ratte
robin Rotkehlchen
snake Schlange

Do you use the same animal similes in German? Or do you use different ones? Leave me a comment below!

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