There are few surviving buildings or monuments to testify to the period in which Berlin was the Nazi capital, when it was to become Welthauptstadt Germania – an Albert Speer-designed world capital of a massively expanded German nation.
The Olympic stadium, site of the 1936 Games, still exists, the disused Tempelhof airport and, most notably, the forbidding former ministry of aviation from which Hermann Göring boasted of dominating the European skies.
It is now the home of the ministry of finance, which many believe dominates Europe in a far more effective manner than the Luftwaffe could ever have done.
The regularity of mass killings breeds familiarity. [....] Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard them the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing. This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution.
|B'fhearr lion a bheith ag fáscadh gainimhe faoi m'fhiacla.||"Ï would rather have sand squeezing/pressing under my teeth."|
|Bí bog crua ar nós eireball na bó.||Be gentle but firm||"Be soft [and] hard like the tail of a cow." eireball "ribəl"|
Fuadach — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping"( Léigh tuilleadhCollapse )
|mairteoil||beef||←mart + feoil f3|
|Má fheiceann tú ceann na muice ar an mart, ná haithris é.||You don't have to talk about every strange thing you see||"if you see a pig's head on a (beef) cow, don't talk about it."|
|An Bodach||Orion [the constellation]|
|Cuartú an bhodaigh ar an láir agus é ar a barr ina shuí.||The thing you are looking for is right under your nose.||"The lout is searching for the mare, and he is sitting on her back."|
|Teilg ailp i mbéal an mhadra||"Somebody is going on and on, talking too much!"||"Throw a lump (of meat) in the mouth of the dog". [So it will stop barking]|
|Is ionanna an cás, an t-éag 's an bás||Six of one, half dozen of the other||"It's the same case, death and death."|
|Níl coill gan brosna a loiscfeadh í.||Everyone has their weakness, their Achilles heel.||"Every forest has the kindling that would burn it."|
|An rud nach leigheasann im nó uisce beatha, níl leigheas air.||If butter or whiskey won't cure you, notbing will.|
|Éist mórán agus can beagán.||Listen a lot and say little|
|Ag caitheamh an tsaoil is an saol ár gcaitheamh.||Killing time while time is killing us.||Lit. "[We are] consuming life and life is consuming us." |
Verbal nouns takes a genitive
|Cuir an sagart i lár an pharóiste.||Put the bowl of potatoes in the middle of the table.||Lit. "Put the priest in the center of the parish."|
(Nobody has explained how a bowl of potatoes came to be referred to as a priest)
|Lá breá ag do chairde — do d'adlacadh.||A fine day for your friends — [the day] of your burial.|