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But if you are paying these prices, you might as well dress the part!

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02:08 Sep 5, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: But if you are paying these prices, you might as well dress the part!
Context: Jacket and tie requirements.
Source: A restaurant guide.
Wolfgang Tiefert
Local time: 21:13
German translation:see below
Explanation:
Aber, wenn Sie diese/derartige Preise
bezahlen, sollten Sie sich auch dement-
sprechend anziehen/kleiden.

Which means, if you pay such high prices
for your food, then you should also have
the wardrobe to fit the bill/occasion.
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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 15:13
Grading comment
Thank you so much for promptly assisting me.
Best regards Wolfgang
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naAber wenn Sie diese Preise bezahlen, können Sie sich wohl auch entsprechend anziehen!anni
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Elisabeth Moser
nasee belowdorisy


  

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4 mins
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Explanation:
Wenn Sie diese Preise bezahlen, sollten Sie sich auch entsprechend kleiden.

dorisy
Local time: 21:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Dierk Seeburg
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6 mins
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Explanation:
Aber, wenn Sie diese/derartige Preise
bezahlen, sollten Sie sich auch dement-
sprechend anziehen/kleiden.

Which means, if you pay such high prices
for your food, then you should also have
the wardrobe to fit the bill/occasion.


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 15:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 303
Grading comment
Thank you so much for promptly assisting me.
Best regards Wolfgang

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Dierk Seeburg
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26 mins
Aber wenn Sie diese Preise bezahlen, können Sie sich wohl auch entsprechend anziehen!


Explanation:
Although there's is not that much context, it seems clear, that there is an ironic undertone in the phrase. The person who wrote it criticises both the expensiveness and the dresscode of the restaurant, but most of all (s)he mocks the sort of person who is willing to put up with it. In the translation, this is expressed by the word "wohl", with which it is mockingly assumed, that someone, who is stupid enough to pay these prices, will also be a person who doesn't object to being dictated what to wear.

anni
Local time: 20:13
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