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why is there a cow in my soup

German translation: Warum ist da eine Kuh in meiner Suppe?

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14:04 Mar 13, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: why is there a cow in my soup
i wanted to say it because then i could ask my german teacher if she knew what i said
bob feller
German translation:Warum ist da eine Kuh in meiner Suppe?
Explanation:
That's the direct translation of your sentence.

Have fun!
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Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 22:00
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Summary of answers provided
naWarum ist da ein Haar in meiner Suppe?
Alexander Schleber
naWarum schwimmt eine Kuhe in meiner Suppe?Angiel
naWas macht die Kuh in meiner Suppe?
Vesna Zivcic
naWarum ist da eine Kuh in meiner Suppe?
Karl Apsel


  

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18 mins
Warum ist da eine Kuh in meiner Suppe?


Explanation:
That's the direct translation of your sentence.

Have fun!


    native German speaker
    awkward student at school :-)
Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 22:00
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 50
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Vesna Zivcic
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31 mins
Was macht die Kuh in meiner Suppe?


Explanation:
Or:

Was macht die Kuh in meinem Suppenteller?


    me
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 23:00
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 395

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Ute Penny
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2 hrs
Warum schwimmt eine Kuhe in meiner Suppe?


Explanation:
You need an activity rather than just being in something. It sounds like the start of a joke / so think of an answer, quickly!

Angiel
Local time: 22:00

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Vesna Zivcic
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8 hrs
Warum ist da ein Haar in meiner Suppe?


Explanation:
I have nevzer heard your exopression before, and I have never heard it in German either. However "Warum ist da ein Haar in meiner Suppe?" would be absolutely common, for instance someone in a restaurant asking the waiter, "..why is there a hair ..".
The cow might be more fun though. Or you have a very big soup plate.



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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 23:00
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466

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