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German translation: to rumble - im Clinch mit...

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10:40 Dec 21, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: to take a rumble
or, more precisely: "A cat in a hat takes a rumble with the technofish" - this is the title of the collection by the fashion designers Body Map - any snappy suggestions would be much appreciated!
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:34
German translation:to rumble - im Clinch mit...
Explanation:
In US slang, a rumble is a fight (cf. Muret-Sanders).

Cat in a Hat is the title of Dr. Seuss' immortal children's book, German title is "Der Kater mit Hut".

As far as snappy suggestions go - this is really a copywriting job, and I'd be inclined to leave the whole phrase in English (it's somewhat nonsensical as it is).

Selected response from:

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 19:34
Grading comment
Many thanks for that! Ute
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nato rumble - im Clinch mit...Ulrike Lieder
naeinstürtzen, purzeln, taumeln, hinfallen, Purzelbaum schlagen
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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48 mins
einstürtzen, purzeln, taumeln, hinfallen, Purzelbaum schlagen


Explanation:
Typo? Given the rest of the sentence :

-cat/hat
-takes/tumble/technofish

it looks like a typo. (T and R are adjacent on my AZERTY keyboard).

take a tumble = einstürtzen, purzeln, taumeln, hinfallen, Purzelbaum schlagen



    Reference: http://dict.leo.org/?lang=en&search=tumble
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 6

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Ulrike Lieder
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56 mins
to rumble - im Clinch mit...


Explanation:
In US slang, a rumble is a fight (cf. Muret-Sanders).

Cat in a Hat is the title of Dr. Seuss' immortal children's book, German title is "Der Kater mit Hut".

As far as snappy suggestions go - this is really a copywriting job, and I'd be inclined to leave the whole phrase in English (it's somewhat nonsensical as it is).



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 19:34
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
Grading comment
Many thanks for that! Ute

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Sabine Wedemeyer
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