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22 March 2008 @ 12:36 pm
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I need translations (in any language - I will totally welcome things like Elvish and Klingon, too) for the following five words:






Any bilingual/multilingual people out there who like to help me out? You'll get - okay. You'll just get thanks. But they will be very sincere thanks.
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Neeryneery on March 22nd, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, you beat me to it. ;)
tried to eat the safe banana: Words.thefourthvine on March 22nd, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

And I kind of love that "create" is a can of worms. Oh, German, you are so awesome; I wish I'd kept studying you. Sadly, I don't think we have a very clear idea of the context right now, so the most general one is probably the best way to go.
boogieshoesboogieshoes on March 24th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
i can never read anything with 'schaffe' in it and not immediately think 'schlafen' (to sleep). no, i don't know why - possibly because we used to sing 'Silent Night' in German in the church i grew up in, and one of the lines is 'Shlaft im Himmleche Rue' (spelling not to be depended on; i'm going from a fuzzy memory here).

Silent Night is much prettier in German than English, for some reason, although my German teacher in high school thought it complete drek.

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boogieshoesboogieshoes on March 24th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
the town i grew up in was settled largely by german immigrants. this was, of course, circa the 1820s, and up until the 1980s, time largely passed it by. so... we had people in church who spoke German in the home as a first language, like Hispanics often speak Spanish in the home.

i have weird reactions to German: i was born in Germany (Dad was in the US Air Force), and lived there for 3 yrs. my brother and sister spoke it fluently at the time although they've forgotten it now, and the whole family understands spoken German much better than you would think. i don't actually have any memories from then, but anytime someone speaks to me in a language *not* English, my first impulse is to answer in German. never fails, even if i get the wrong word. :-p