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German translation: du warst eine Wucht / du warst umwerfend

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17:39 Aug 31, 2008
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: to be a gas
Lyrics from Blondie:Heart of Glas
Ursula
German translation:du warst eine Wucht / du warst umwerfend
Explanation:
"Offensive" ist das eigentlich nicht. Lt. Wörterbuch wird "gas" mit "Knüller" übersetzt, das ist allerdings etwas veraltet.
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Nicole Schnell
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Local time: 13:24
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3 +2du warst eine Wucht / du warst umwerfend
Nicole Schnell


  

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du warst eine Wucht / du warst umwerfend


Explanation:
"Offensive" ist das eigentlich nicht. Lt. Wörterbuch wird "gas" mit "Knüller" übersetzt, das ist allerdings etwas veraltet.

Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 13:24
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hans G. Liepert: dem 'veraltet' kann ich nur zustimmen: in meinem Dictionary of American Slang (Pocket Books, N.Y. 1969) wird es 'since 1945, origin. a Harlem Negro term' charakterisiert
1 hr
  -> Danke, Hans! Viele Grüße :-))

agree  xxxhazmatgerman: Mit Wucht, oder "Sahne".
14 hrs
  -> "Sahne" ist gar nicht übel! Danke, Herr T.!
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Sep 7, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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Sep 1, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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