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German translation: elfenhaft

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English term or phrase: elfin
German translation:elfenhaft
Entered by: Michaela Müller
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12:06 Apr 10, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: ... elfin ...
Short hair is still a little bit elfin, but there's loads of scope for glamour, too...

not sure how to say it in German.

Thanks!!!
Sabine Cane
Local time: 13:23
elfenhaft
Explanation:
per Muret-Sanders, Enzyklop. WB. Also supported by the following references (the first one seems particularly relevant):

Must
Verständlicherweise je nach Auftrag verschieden. Bei Frisurenjobs zum Beispiel achtet man eher auf den Haarschnitt, der Varianten ermöglicht, für Beautyaufnahmen mehr auf einen perfekten Teint (da oft Close Ups) und bei Mode-Shootings solltest du dem gesuchten Typ wie elfenhaft, ladylike etc. entsprechen.
www.blue4you.de/lookatme/service/jobinfo/editorial.html

... ihre [sic!] Blick zärtlich über seine beinahe elfenhaft schönen Züge gleiten, ehe sie sich zu ... ihm ins Ohr flüstern konnte. "Der Typ kann echte Magie", sagte sie ...
stayka.keyspace.de/sqhome/wod/parinuit.html


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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 05:23
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nabezauberndxxxGAK
naelfenartigKaktus
naelfenhaftUlrike Lieder


  

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20 mins
elfenhaft


Explanation:
per Muret-Sanders, Enzyklop. WB. Also supported by the following references (the first one seems particularly relevant):

Must
Verständlicherweise je nach Auftrag verschieden. Bei Frisurenjobs zum Beispiel achtet man eher auf den Haarschnitt, der Varianten ermöglicht, für Beautyaufnahmen mehr auf einen perfekten Teint (da oft Close Ups) und bei Mode-Shootings solltest du dem gesuchten Typ wie elfenhaft, ladylike etc. entsprechen.
www.blue4you.de/lookatme/service/jobinfo/editorial.html

... ihre [sic!] Blick zärtlich über seine beinahe elfenhaft schönen Züge gleiten, ehe sie sich zu ... ihm ins Ohr flüstern konnte. "Der Typ kann echte Magie", sagte sie ...
stayka.keyspace.de/sqhome/wod/parinuit.html


See if that fits into your context.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 05:23
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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2 hrs
elfenartig


Explanation:
Elfe = zarter, weiblicher Naturgeist
(Ref:Parkland,das große Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache)
it could also mean:schelmisch = frech,keck (short haircuts are often called that way)
see, what fits in the context


Kaktus
Local time: 14:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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2 days 21 mins
bezaubernd


Explanation:
I don't think that an elf itself is meant here, but its behaviour. An elf has nothing to do with hair cuts.


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