KudoZ home » English to German » Other

Father Time

German translation: Kronos, Gott der Zeit

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
03:16 Jun 30, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Father Time
Somebody looks like Father Time.
Nicole Worbis
Local time: 12:51
German translation:Kronos, Gott der Zeit
Explanation:
God dictionary:

Name:Cronus
Origin:Greek
Symbol/Animal:Raven
Personality/Qualities: Known as Father Time or the Great Lesson-Giver, he was associated with agriculture, the arts, magic, and the Earth's "riches".

(http://members.aol.com/fadedwashere/god2.html)


Dictionary of Jazz terms:

Green, Freddie --- Father Time

For the rock-solid beat he gave to the Count Basie band.
(http://my.netian.com/~TRIGGER/dictionary/nickname/green_fred...
(http://my.netian.com/~TRIGGER)

hth,
Tanya
Glossary search interface:
www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm
Selected response from:

Tanya Harvey Ciampi
Local time: 12:51
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naVaters GenerationUschi (Ursula) Walke
naKronos, Gott der ZeitTanya Harvey Ciampi
naso alt wie die Zeit (selbst)Randi Stenstrop
nadie Zeit
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


28 mins
die Zeit


Explanation:
is what my dictionary tells me although I have never heard it (nor in German)
or possibly 'Vater Zeit'



    Norstedts+Beckman nor>swe ordbok
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 12:51
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 711
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

31 mins
so alt wie die Zeit (selbst)


Explanation:
Obviously, this is Chronos of Greek mythology - a god, not a goddess. However, since time is feminine in German, you cannot just translate the expression, which is probably your reason for asking. (You can say "Vater Staat", because Staat is masculine)

My above suggestion is based on the expression "so alt wie die Menschheit selbst" - as in this example:

Ihre humanistischen Ideale sind so alt wie die Menschheit selbst. Nur haben wir sie nie wirklich umgesetzt. Glauben Sie wirklich, dass das Medium World Wide Web daran etwas ändern kann?




    Reference: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~dittbern/Telekom/Zeit/2.html
Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 12:51
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 98
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

43 mins
Kronos, Gott der Zeit


Explanation:
God dictionary:

Name:Cronus
Origin:Greek
Symbol/Animal:Raven
Personality/Qualities: Known as Father Time or the Great Lesson-Giver, he was associated with agriculture, the arts, magic, and the Earth's "riches".

(http://members.aol.com/fadedwashere/god2.html)


Dictionary of Jazz terms:

Green, Freddie --- Father Time

For the rock-solid beat he gave to the Count Basie band.
(http://my.netian.com/~TRIGGER/dictionary/nickname/green_fred...
(http://my.netian.com/~TRIGGER)

hth,
Tanya
Glossary search interface:
www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm



    Reference: http://www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm
Tanya Harvey Ciampi
Local time: 12:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 12
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
Vaters Generation


Explanation:
somebody looks like out of the last generation? =
Der/die sieht aus wie aus Vaters Generation.
But that would be Father's times.

alternative:

he looks as if he wants to play father =
hier kommt jemand, der Vater spielen will,
eg. talk boys-talk

HTH


Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 21:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search