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German translation: shirt pulling= am Trikot zerren/ fortune cookies=Glückskuchen / -plätzchen

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11:24 Jul 5, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: shirt pulling/fortune cookies/Singa
In a description of a charity football game it is said that there shirt pulling is up to premier league standards.
Money for the game is raised through the sale of fortune cookies.
Finally, does anyone know whether Singa is a male or female Indian first name?
TIA
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 21:41
German translation:shirt pulling= am Trikot zerren/ fortune cookies=Glückskuchen / -plätzchen
Explanation:
Trikot is the shirt a footballplayer is wearing and it is "normal" to stop players from the other team by pulling on his shirt.
That´s how I explain it.
Fortune cookies=Glückskuchen. You ever have been in a chinese Restaurant? When you`ve paid you got a fortune cookie including a small piece of paper with some wise words.
I hope the right words for you!?
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Charly Hopp
Local time: 22:41
Grading comment
Thank you very much; there is indeed a Chinese connection to this text.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naBetter late than neverDan McCrosky
nashirt pulling= am Trikot zerren/ fortune cookies=Glückskuchen / -plätzchen
Charly Hopp


  

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1 hr
shirt pulling= am Trikot zerren/ fortune cookies=Glückskuchen / -plätzchen


Explanation:
Trikot is the shirt a footballplayer is wearing and it is "normal" to stop players from the other team by pulling on his shirt.
That´s how I explain it.
Fortune cookies=Glückskuchen. You ever have been in a chinese Restaurant? When you`ve paid you got a fortune cookie including a small piece of paper with some wise words.
I hope the right words for you!?

Charly Hopp
Local time: 22:41
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much; there is indeed a Chinese connection to this text.
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1 hr
Better late than never


Explanation:
Shirt pulling is Trikotziehen. - Fortune cookie is a Glückskeks or Plätzchen mit einer eingebackener Weissagung -

Funny, while looking for Singa, I found this site. Does it have anything to do with your translation?

http://www.sru.org.sg/5singa/5singa9.htm -

Singa is also a name or nickname for Singapore, thousands of sites.

Singa is a dragon but also a lion and all the illustrations have manes:

http://home-1.worldonline.nl/~rlion/lkgode.htm -

According to Encarta, Singa is the name of several towns in Africa, Bangladesh, Indonesia, The Philippines, and so on

The name of a high-class pedigreed Siamese cat:

http://w3.one.net/~arazi/siamdms.html -

Singa is a Moped brand:

http://singa.intrafina.be/ -

A last name in Chad:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/ailib/aireport/ar99/afr20.htm -

It is apparently not a common girl's or boy's name:

http://www.babycenter.com/babyname/results.jhtml?_DARGS=/bab... -

Singa does not appear to be an Indian name at all:

http://www.indiaexpress.com/special/babynames/ -


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
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