Let's spice it up a little. German is the language of story telling. From now on, I will tell you a story, here and there interrupted by a little grammar lessson.
Die Geschichte des kleinen Mannes (The Story of the Little Man)
Der kleine Mann (the little man) has a double meaning in German:
- it can mean: the man is small of size
- it can also mean: the man is unimportant, neither rich nor famous, neither especially handsome or talented, just the little average man who is struggling his way through life