Friday, July 21, 2006

German Idiom for Friday

Lehrgeld zahlen: to learn things the hard way (literally, to pay tuition; to pay to learn)

zB:Leute, die nicht auf vernuenftigen Rat hoeren wollen, muessen oft viel Lehrgeld zahlen.

auf Englisch: People who don't like to listen to sound advice often have to learn things the hard way.

(from the Guide to German Idioms by J.P. Lupson)

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