apples and oranges

German translation: Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen

English term or phrase:apples and oranges
German translation:Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen
Entered by: Geneviève von Levetzow

19:25 May 1, 2003
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: apples and oranges
I am not referring to the literal meaning here, but to an equivalent idiomatic expression in German that can express the same concept. Many thanks in advance!
Dorothee Racette (X)
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Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen
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4 +23Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen
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Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen


Geneviève von Levetzow
Local time: 15:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Klaus Herrmann: Ach egal, ich nimm den Obstsalat...
1 min
  -> Frische Ananas mit Erdbeeren schmeckt fantastisch

agree  Heike Behl, Ph.D.
11 mins

agree  Fantutti (X)
13 mins

agree  Anglo-German (X)
16 mins

agree  Alexander Schleber: Schwierige Entscheidung
19 mins

agree  Chiara De Rosso
19 mins

agree  Will Matter
20 mins

agree  mezacc
47 mins

agree  Kathi Stock
1 hr
  -> Danka an alle und guten Appetit ;)

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
2 hrs

agree  verbis
2 hrs

agree  Aida.: :)
4 hrs

agree  Nancy Arrowsmith
6 hrs

agree  EdithK
9 hrs

agree  Bob Kerns
11 hrs
  -> Danke an Alle :)

agree  Sandra Milosavljevic-Rothe: im Serbischen/Kroatischen vergleicht man Omas und Frösche (babe i žabe, das reimt sich so schön)- wäre interessant zu wissen, was man sich in den anderen Sprachen zu diesem Thema hat einfallen lassen
11 hrs
  -> Ich weiß gar nicht, wie es im Fr. heißt, es fällt mir nur ein "keine Servietten mit Handtüchern zusammentun (bei der Wäsche)", ist aber nicht das Gleiche

agree  Anna Bittner
14 hrs

agree  michele meenawong (X)
15 hrs

agree  Nora Vinnbru (X)
17 hrs
  -> Danke an Alle für die Zustimmung :)

agree  OlafK
1 day 4 hrs

agree  Susanne Rindlisbacher
1 day 14 hrs
  -> Nochmals Danke :)

agree  nettranslatorde
2 days 3 hrs

agree  Alexandra Collins
4 days
  -> Danke auch an Euch beide :)
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