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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Hotel description
German term or phrase: Robinson-Feeling
Die offenen, mit exklusiven Zeltdächern überdachten Pool Villen – gerade einmal sechs ander Zahl – beweisen eindrucksvoll, dass naturnahes *Robinson-Feeling* keineswegs im Gegensatz zu kompromisslosen Luxus steht.

I think this is in reference to the Swiss Family Robinson (if it isn't please correct me) and seems to be a very common expression when describing hotels of this nature. What would be a good English equivalent?
Courtney Sliwinski
Local time: 20:02
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Summary of answers provided
3 +7it refers to Robinson Cruso
erika rubinstein
3 +3Robinson Crusoe experience
Andrea Winzer
4 +1refers to the Robinson club feeling
Stephen Sadie


Discussion entries: 8





  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Robinson-feeling
refers to the Robinson club feeling


Explanation:
I think you are barking up the wrong tree, courtney

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Note added at 5 mins (2008-03-15 20:19:50 GMT)
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http://www.robinson.com/WOT/Startseite

Stephen Sadie
Germany
Local time: 20:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 56

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Nicole Schnell: Hm, this would mean advertising their own competitor
13 mins

agree  Lancashireman: Not many people know that the illustrious Robinson Club derives its name from an obscure work of fiction called ‘The Swiss Family Robinson’. Fewer still know that this novel itself drew inspiration from an even more obscure work called ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
21 mins
  -> well, I read it as a kid

disagree  Nicholas Krivenko: Simply speechless...
1 hr

agree  writeaway: I am simply speechless at the gratuitous, belittling disagree with no explanation provided
6 hrs
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
Robinson-feeling
it refers to Robinson Cruso


Explanation:
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erika rubinstein
Local time: 20:02
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in GermanGerman
Notes to answerer
Asker: That's what I thought as well, but knowing Germans and their love for using last names, wouldn't it then be Crusoe and not Robinson?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BrigitteHilgner: My spontaneous idea, too.
8 mins

agree  Nicole Schnell: (Above note:) Because then it would be Mr. Crusoe (and Mr. Friday..) :-)
8 mins

agree  Erika Berrai-Flynn: http://www.holidaycheck.de/bericht-Hotelbewertungen_Hotel At...
21 mins

neutral  Lancashireman: I’m not sure. It could be about when Mr and Mrs Robinson took their kids for a skiing holiday in Switzerland. Less likely, because Robinson is not a common Swiss name, it could be about a Swiss family who are planning a trip to the Maldives.
30 mins

agree  Ingeborg Gowans: w/ Nicole; @ Erika: Crusoe bitte
31 mins

agree  Nicholas Krivenko: Right you are, Erika and Ingeborg! An "obscure novel"? Then, say, John F. Kennedy could surely be called an "obscure political figure", right?
2 hrs

agree  xxxPoveyTrans: Seems the most likely explanation
3 hrs

agree  VeronikaNeuhold: I would write "feeling like Robinson Crusoe"
4 hrs
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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Robinson-feeling
Robinson Crusoe experience


Explanation:
Ein Vorschlag.
So findet es man auf diversen Travel-Webseiten....

“Robinson Crusoe experience with 4/5 star service and food”
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298332-d301894-r...

This idyllic coastal resort provides one a sense of simplicity that calls to mind a Robinson Crusoe experience,...
http://catalogue.horse21.de/maldives hotels/south male atoll...


Andrea Winzer
United States
Local time: 14:02
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nicole Schnell: Nice!
24 mins
  -> Danke, Nicole!

agree  Tilman Lichter
3 hrs
  -> Danke, Tilman!

neutral  writeaway: logical after all the explanations and comments provided above. why not just keep the original word "feeling " since afaik it's already English.
5 hrs

agree  sylvie malich: I so feel "feeling" is overused in German.
1 day16 hrs
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Changes made by editors
Mar 16, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedRobinson feeling » Robinson-Feeling
Mar 16, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedRobinson-feeling » Robinson feeling
Field (write-in)Hotel Description » Hotel description
Mar 16, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Marketing


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