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Life is simple... Freeze everything!

German translation: Das Leben ist einfach...Alles anhalten!

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14:04 Nov 9, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: Life is simple... Freeze everything!
The context for this phrase is a type of jingle, Life is simple... Go Fishing, Life is simple... Play Football, etc.
Maryse Benhoff
Local time: 14:24
German translation:Das Leben ist einfach...Alles anhalten!
Explanation:
German native, I believe that my interpretation corresponds with the fast paced slogan type of a sentence that you are looking for.
Selected response from:

lindau
Grading comment
THank you for your prompt reply. Best regards, Maryse M. Benhoff.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naDas Leben ist so einfach - lassen Sie einfach alles beim alten
Michaela Sommer
naDas Leben ist einfach...Alles anhalten!lindau
naDas leben wäre so einfach, wenn alles beim alten bliebe!Dan McCrosky
naDas Leben ist (so) einfach . . . legen Sie alle Ihre Probleme auf Eis!Pegmoe
naDas Leben ist so einfach...
Caro Maucher
na(das) Leben ist einfach (kinderleicht)...Sabine Cane


  

Answers


10 mins
(das) Leben ist einfach (kinderleicht)...


Explanation:
keine Bewegung/keiner bewegt sich

hope it helps

Sabine Cane
Local time: 19:24
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41 mins
Das Leben ist so einfach...


Explanation:
oder "...kann so einfach sein..." But do they mean freeze as in "not move" or as in "make very cold"? In this case, maybe something along the lines of
"Das Leben (or just "Es") ist so einfach - einfach eiskalt"...
"Legen Sie Ihre Probleme auf Eis"...
Hth, Caro

Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 20:24
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs
Das Leben ist (so) einfach . . . legen Sie alle Ihre Probleme auf Eis!


Explanation:
I would have to agree with Cgiese here. At least that's what I would say in that context. Good luck!




    personal experience
Pegmoe
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10 hrs
Das leben wäre so einfach, wenn alles beim alten bliebe!


Explanation:
An AltaVista search for "freeze everything" yields hits with these meanings:

Music - "Mr. Freeze" as per this site:

http://kschoice.gimmie.tudelft.nl/reviews.html

Raids and searches by the authorities as at these sites:

http://www.rickross.com/reference/gmi/gmi33.html

http://www.greater-ministries.com/greater_raid.htm

"We will just be slogging through whatever we find,'' Rediker said as the search of the building continued. Preserve the status quo is the idea. Freeze everything in place.''

Computer games and computer problems concerning the well-known "death freeze" where a computer refuses to respond to anything other than the "power on – power off" switch, as at these sites:

http://www.chocobo.org/~megamanx/fan-fic/bl10.html

http://feedback.interplay.com/sfcommand1/msg1/9749.html

http://www3.pcpro.net.au/dragon/PC cheats/Unreal.htm

Tips for cooking and home economics, as at this site:

http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/5945/cooktips.html

References to regulatory body price control, as at this telecoms site:

http://angustel.com/teleman/tmin94.html

From the general tone of all the above sites, it appears that Gem is the closest so far. Changes in our life, environment or circumstances always bring at least a small amount of stress with them. The author may be trying to give a modern interpretation of the old, original principle of conservatism "Everything has gone well enough up to now, why change anything".

Please correct my German grammar but one possibility might be:

"Das Leben könnte so einfach sein, wenn man nicht ständig alles ändern würde!" - or shortened:

"Das leben wäre so einfach, wenn alles beim alten bliebe!"

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 20:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390

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Michaela Sommer
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12 hrs
Das Leben ist so einfach - lassen Sie einfach alles beim alten


Explanation:
oder: ... - einfach alles beim alten lassen

Ich finde die Antwort von McCrosky sehr gut, nur würde ich - wie oben vorgeschlagen - die grammatische Form den beiden anderen Beispielen anpassen (go fishing - Angeln gehen bzw. gehen Sie einfach Angeln, play football - Fußballspielen bzw. gehen Sie einfach Fußballspielen - je nachdem, wie du Sie übersetzt hast)

Michaela Sommer
Local time: 20:24
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1 day 9 hrs
Das Leben ist einfach...Alles anhalten!


Explanation:
German native, I believe that my interpretation corresponds with the fast paced slogan type of a sentence that you are looking for.

lindau
PRO pts in pair: 15
Grading comment
THank you for your prompt reply. Best regards, Maryse M. Benhoff.
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