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to bad you were not born a century sooner you could have partied german style

German translation: Schade, dass

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18:47 Jan 24, 2002
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: to bad you were not born a century sooner you could have partied german style
to bad you were not born a century sooner you could have partied german style
Greg
German translation:Schade, dass
Explanation:
Schade, dass Du nicht ein Jahrhundert früher geboren wurdest, sonst hättest Du Parties nach deutscher Art feiern können.

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Note added at 2002-01-24 19:02:20 (GMT)
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However, I don´t see a lot of meaning in that sentence...
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Steffen Syhré - German Translator, Copywriter, Editor
Germany
Local time: 11:49
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4 +4Schade, dass
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Schade, dass


Explanation:
Schade, dass Du nicht ein Jahrhundert früher geboren wurdest, sonst hättest Du Parties nach deutscher Art feiern können.

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Note added at 2002-01-24 19:02:20 (GMT)
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However, I don´t see a lot of meaning in that sentence...

Steffen Syhré - German Translator, Copywriter, Editor
Germany
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 347
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elvira Stoianov
1 min

agree  Jan Neersoe: I do see a meaning, but I really don't like it. (The meaning, that is.) If you think about the perception of Germans that some non-Germans still hold, a "German-style party" might mean "a world war"... I hope that's not the case tho'.
7 mins
  -> No, I am afraid you are totally right.

agree  Gabriele Zöttl: But if you're right about the meaning, "Parties" isn't really apposite. "Feste" might express this meaning better
1 hr
  -> That´s even better, great thought!

agree  Chinapix: Feste might be better, as "Partie" is a relatively new word in the German language
8 hrs

agree  JózsefÁrpád Bende
7 days

disagree  german101: Parties is not German. Partys yes. Eine Partie is like a game of chess, or a round of Golf. In German the English rule of "ies" does not apply. It is Partys, just like Hobbys. Look it up in the dictionary, if you don't believe me.
38 days
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Jun 3, 2009 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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