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German translation: vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär

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14:33 Sep 10, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: a true rags to riches story
can anyone provide a nice, pungent equivalent phrase in German for this "Lumpen zum Reichtum"-Geschichte

Thanks in advance,
Lis
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 12:23
German translation:vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär
Explanation:
this is a common phrase, especially in the context of the american dream. How to put in this case depends on the context... usually it is found in "Er hat es (im wahrsten Sinne) vom T. zum M. gebracht".

Maybe like "eine echte Tellerwäscher-zum-Millionär-Karriere"?

HTH, cheers,
Caro
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Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 18:23
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. I played around with Bettler zum Koenig,
Aschenputtel (like answer #2) which did not work, because
we are talking about a guy here. So, yours helped the
most and was absolutely usable. Many thanks to everyone.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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navom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär
Caro Maucher


  

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39 mins
vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär


Explanation:
this is a common phrase, especially in the context of the american dream. How to put in this case depends on the context... usually it is found in "Er hat es (im wahrsten Sinne) vom T. zum M. gebracht".

Maybe like "eine echte Tellerwäscher-zum-Millionär-Karriere"?

HTH, cheers,
Caro

Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 18:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 450
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. I played around with Bettler zum Koenig,
Aschenputtel (like answer #2) which did not work, because
we are talking about a guy here. So, yours helped the
most and was absolutely usable. Many thanks to everyone.
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Aschenputtel-Geschichte


Explanation:
This might fit into your context. Aschenputtel or Aschenbroetel went from rags to riches, and is often referred to in this sense.

HTH
Sibylle

Sibylle Ferner
Local time: 06:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8
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