The British embassy in Germany launched a new website for the 2006 World Cup on Friday that includes handy German phrases for England fans. The website www.britishembassyworldcup.com is designed to help the estimated 100,000 English fans expected to travel to Germany for the 32-team tournament that starts in Munich on June 9 and concludes with the July 9 final in Berlin. "Germany will be hosting the world's biggest party and it will make a great job of it," said British Ambassador Peter Torry in a statement announcing the new website ahead of Today's draw in Leipzig, 200 km (120 miles) south of Berlin.
Here are a few of the phrases you will find.
"Ihm war kotzuebel" (He was sick as a parrot) and "Er kotzte wie ein Reiher" (He puked his guts up) are in the guide as is "Wembley-tor" (Wembley goal) -- the controversial 1966 World Cup final extra time goal by Geoff Hurst when England beat West Germany.