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11:56 Aug 22, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: You make me want to be a better man.
Quote from film "As good as it gets"
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Summary of answers provided
5Ich möchte mein Leben für dich ändern.Chritzie
5Du machst mich wünschen ein besserer Mann zu sein!sein.xxxbrute
na +1Du gibst mir das Gefühl ein besserer Mensch sein zu wollen.
Astrid Geeraerts
na +1Deinetwegen möchte ich gern ein besserer Mensch sein
Grusche Rosenkranz
naLass´ mich für Dich ein besserer Mensch werden.
Birgit Schmidt-Leinigen
naWegen dir möchte ich zu einem besseren Mensch werden.wordworker


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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Deinetwegen möchte ich gern ein besserer Mensch sein


Explanation:
deinetwegen möchte ich gern ein besserer Mann sein (this would be more erotical, I guess)

Grusche Rosenkranz
Spain
Local time: 07:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 38

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
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7 hrs
Wegen dir möchte ich zu einem besseren Mensch werden.


Explanation:
'besserer Mensch', not 'Mann', because the word 'man' relates to humanity/humankind.
'Wegen dir' instead of 'deinetwegen', because it sounds better in the context.

wordworker
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11 hrs
Lass´ mich für Dich ein besserer Mensch werden.


Explanation:
Freer translation, sounds nicer.

Birgit Schmidt-Leinigen
Germany
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13 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Du gibst mir das Gefühl ein besserer Mensch sein zu wollen.


Explanation:
I would translate it like this, not too literal, because he expresses the way she makes him feel, not what he would like to become for her; that is my interpretation.

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 07:55
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 5

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agree  Roland Grefer
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411 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Ich möchte mein Leben für dich ändern.


Explanation:
Just think of the situation!

Chritzie
Germany
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538 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Du machst mich wünschen ein besserer Mann zu sein!sein.


Explanation:
What else?

xxxbrute
PRO pts in pair: 165
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