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20:55 Mar 15, 2008
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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel / Hotel Description
German term or phrase: zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst
Die weitläufigen Wohn-einheiten, die alle über einen eigenen Pool und drei einzelne Zeltbauten verfügen, in denen jeweils der Wohn-, Schlafbereich und das Bad separat untergebracht sind, präsentieren sich drinnen wie draußen als *zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst*.

I can't seem to come up with a good translation for this. I think it is really the "Wohnkunst" that is bothering me. But how do I then fit all of this together? Any suggestions?
Courtney Sliwinski
Local time: 21:36
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3contermporarily interpreted masterpieces of modern lifestyle
Stephen Sadie
3 +2contemporary masterpieces of modern living
Paul Skidmore
4masterpieces of the art of living, created for the here and nowTilman Lichter
3 +1Masterpieces of modern living, with a contemporary interpretation
Nesrin
3interpretation in accordance to the period of time of masterpieces of modern art of living
Wagner Azevedo
3masterpices of residential architecture with a contemporary interpretationKen Cox


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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst.
contermporarily interpreted masterpieces of modern lifestyle


Explanation:
to get the ball rolling

Stephen Sadie
Germany
Local time: 21:36
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 41
Notes to answerer
Asker: I just don't think that "lifestyle" is an adequate translation of "Wohnkunst".


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ingeborg Gowans: just a tiny little correction: contemporarily
10 mins
  -> thanks, sorry I am a wee bei tired

agree  Nicole Schnell
37 mins
  -> thanks nicole

agree  Brita Fiess
42 mins
  -> thanks brita
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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst.
masterpices of residential architecture with a contemporary interpretation


Explanation:
Depending on the overall tone of your text, you could consider other possiblities for the second part, such as 'with a contemporary flair' or 'with a contemporary elan'.

Ken Cox
Local time: 21:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 19
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst.
Masterpieces of modern living, with a contemporary interpretation


Explanation:
My take. I've adopted Ken's sentence structure, as I think "contemporarily" is a bit of a mouthful. But I'm also not so sure about "residential architecture" for Wohnkunst. I think Wohnkunst is more than that, a bit architecture, a bit lifestyle. I'm thinking maybe "living" captures the idea, but there's probably a better word out there.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-15 22:28:38 GMT)
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see e.g.
... Americans lined up outside full-scale model homes to witness the thrilling possibilities of modern living. The attraction wasn't just the architecture, ...
books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1568982720...

Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kriddl
2 hrs
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst.
masterpieces of the art of living, created for the here and now


Explanation:
I think this way it ends up sounding like an English ad copy, rather than a translation.

Tilman Lichter
Canada
Local time: 15:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
contemporary masterpieces of modern living


Explanation:
I think in English you can get away with something less complicated than German ;-)

this would be my distillation of the earlier answers

Paul Skidmore
Germany
Local time: 21:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Julia Lipeles
15 mins

agree  CGK
5 hrs
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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
interpretation in accordance to the period of time of masterpieces of modern art of living


Explanation:
I think "zeitgemäß" refer to the time of the art of living, rather than to today.

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Note added at 1 day5 hrs (2008-03-17 02:50:39 GMT)
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refers

Wagner Azevedo
Brazil
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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Changes made by editors
Mar 16, 2008 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term askedzeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst. » zeitgemäß interpretierte Meisterstücke moderner Wohnkunst
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