Can someone get me a 20 on John Smith?

German translation: kann jemand xy auftreiben/auffinden

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English term or phrase:Can someone get me a 20 on John Smith?
German translation:kann jemand xy auftreiben/auffinden
Entered by: Caro Maucher

09:47 Sep 13, 2011
English to German translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: Can someone get me a 20 on John Smith?
Eine Filmszene:
Riesige Verlobungsfeier der New Yorker High Society, draußen in den Hamptons. Die junge Dame, die für die Organisation des Festes zuständig ist, ist die beste Freundin der Verlobten. Der Verlobte (John) ist gerade abwesend. Folgender Dialog:

Freundin: Where's John?
Verlobte: He's walking the beach. We're having a thing.
F: Same thing or different thing?
V: Same thing. But don't worry, he's right behind me.
F: It's my job to worry. Your job is to enjoy yourself. It's your engagement party.
F zu ihren Mitarbeitern: Can someone get me a 20 on John Smith?

Vermutlich heißt es, sie sollen rausfinden, wo sich der Typ rumdrückt. Aber was heißt es genau?
Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 10:22
kann jemand xy auftreiben/aufffinden
Explanation:
http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewUnsolvedquery.php?idThread=304...
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Gudrun Wolfrath
Germany
Local time: 10:22
Grading comment
Vielen Dank!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
3 +1kann jemand xy auftreiben/aufffinden
Gudrun Wolfrath
Summary of reference entries provided
CB slang
Sabine Trautewein

Discussion entries: 4





  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
can someone get me a 20 on john smith?
kann jemand xy auftreiben/aufffinden


Explanation:
http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewUnsolvedquery.php?idThread=304...


Gudrun Wolfrath
Germany
Local time: 10:22
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Vielen Dank!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Katja Schoone
9 hrs
  -> Dank dir, Katja.
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Reference comments


11 mins peer agreement (net): +6
Reference: CB slang

Reference information:
Hi Caro, guck mal hier:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CB_slang

Sabine Trautewein
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Note to reference poster
Asker: Klasse. Die werd ich alle auswendig lernen und bei jeder Gelegenheit benutzen. (c:


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agree  DERDOKTOR: Supertreffer, Sabine !
2 mins
  -> Danke :-)
agree  Claus Sprick: umfassender (Polizei): http://www.einvestigator.com/links/police_ten_codes.htm
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agree  Ingeborg Gowans (X): good source!
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agree  Willem Wunderink: Wunderbar, komplett neu für mich
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agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
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agree  Joan Hass: schöner link wie wäre es mit " ....... nach J.S. fahnden
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