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German translation: Genau was Sie brauchen/genau Ihr Fall

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English term or phrase:Right up your street
German translation:Genau was Sie brauchen/genau Ihr Fall
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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12:17 Jun 27, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: Right up your street?
promotional letter advertising a car
Eve
Genau was Sie brauchen...
Explanation:
Something being "right up one´s street" is british english. It means that something is exactly what you are looking for, something you would consider "cool".
The exact translation would indeed require more context, especially since this is slang which needs to be translated into German slang.
Choose my proposal, give me the context and I will help asap ;-)
Cheers
email: gutberlet@globalize-it.com
P.S. Sorry about the woolworths reference ... you asked for it!
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Ingmar Gutberlet
Local time: 22:19
Grading comment
more context as required:You won’t have to put up with a spartan cockpit in return for sparkling
performance. Just try those stylishly trimmed sports seats for size.
Now tune into the electronic stereo radio/stereo cassette player. Four
speakers, great sound. And a built-in security code theft deterrent.
There’s a wealth of driving equipment too - including a tachometer of
course.
Right up your street? Choose your Sort in one of five selected colours.
And paint the town red.
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Summary of answers provided
naGenau was Sie suchen?Ingmar Gutberlet
naGenau Ihr Fall?Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naGenau was Sie brauchen...Ingmar Gutberlet
naWäre das was für Sie?Ulrike Lieder
naBis zu Ihnen nach Hause (...?...)
Karl Apsel


  

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26 mins
Bis zu Ihnen nach Hause (...?...)


Explanation:
a guess - would require some more context here....

Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 21:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 50
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1 hr
Wäre das was für Sie?


Explanation:
That's how I would translate this. Other possibilities:
Würde der (Wagen) Ihnen stehen?
Wie würde der Wagen sich vor Ihrem Haus machen?

Up your street is a play on words (based on "right up your alley"). There really is no German expression that can reflect the play on words with street/car.
However, I think that a phrase like "Würde der Wagen/das Auto Ihnen stehen?" (i.e. would it look good on you) or "Wäre das (Auto) was für Sie?" to convey the light-hearted tone of the original.

this is right up my alley - das ist was für mich, das ist mein Fach
[Muret-Sanders]

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 13:19
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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1 hr
Genau was Sie brauchen...


Explanation:
Something being "right up one´s street" is british english. It means that something is exactly what you are looking for, something you would consider "cool".
The exact translation would indeed require more context, especially since this is slang which needs to be translated into German slang.
Choose my proposal, give me the context and I will help asap ;-)
Cheers
email: gutberlet@globalize-it.com
P.S. Sorry about the woolworths reference ... you asked for it!


    Reference: http://www.woolworths.co.uk/shop/category.jhtml?CATID=2767&p...
    Reference: http://www.pep.com.cn/yingyu/knowledge/vocabulary/Idioms/str...
Ingmar Gutberlet
Local time: 22:19
PRO pts in pair: 16
Grading comment
more context as required:You won’t have to put up with a spartan cockpit in return for sparkling
performance. Just try those stylishly trimmed sports seats for size.
Now tune into the electronic stereo radio/stereo cassette player. Four
speakers, great sound. And a built-in security code theft deterrent.
There’s a wealth of driving equipment too - including a tachometer of
course.
Right up your street? Choose your Sort in one of five selected colours.
And paint the town red.
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13 hrs
Genau Ihr Fall?


Explanation:
oder

Genau nach Ihrem Geschmack?

Genau auf Ihrer Wellenlänge?

HTH

:-)

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 07:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175
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1 day 1 hr
Genau was Sie suchen?


Explanation:
Eve,
thanks for the context ... and for the points ;-)
The context is jovial but not as slangy as I thought, so a not_so_slangy "Genau was Sie suchen?" actually befits the context best.
Cheers,
Ingmar

Ingmar Gutberlet
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