Way back when, when Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were young, they made the song "It's All Over Now" famous. (You can find several versions of the song on YouTube.) In the song, a love affair has ended, and now he's happy that his ex is unhappy!
We have lots of expressions that use "over" in English, and you can read about some of them in my blog post "The holidays are over!" Usually these expressions have to do with some kind of transition or change: from one year to the next, from one flight to the next, or even from one relationship to a different one.
Quiz: expressions with "over"
I promised that I would create a quiz for you to check the German definitions of the blog vocabulary. Here it is (plus one new "over" word).
Pick the best German definition of the words in bold print; then scroll down to check your answers. Happy learning!
1) I made a big pot of soup today, to use up the leftovers from last night's dinner.
a) das Beste
b) die Reste
c) die linke Seite
2) Poor Marco! He had a great time partying with his friends last night, but this morning he has a terrible hangover.
3) Jessica says that her vacation trip was wonderful, and she's sad that it's over.
a) es ist überteuert
b) es ist übertrieben
c) es ist vorbei
4) If the weather is bad, we plan to stay over in a hotel and drive back in the morning.
5) How long does it take to get over a cold? Here's what people say: it takes seven days without medication, and a week with medication!
a) sich an eine Erkältung zu gewöhnen
b) sich von einer Erkältung zu erholen
c) sich zu erkälten
6) My friends waited too long to reserve their flight, so they couldn't get a direct flight. They had to wait four hours in Helsinki, and such a long layover is never fun.
How did you do? To help you remember these words, try the quiz again tomorrow.
Image credit: Mick Jagger photo by Gorupdebesanez (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons