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German translation: toll

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English term or phrase:kewl
German translation:toll
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23:32 Jul 19, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Too kewl!
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:08
"einfach toll!"
Explanation:
"too kewl!" = "einfach toll!"

As the other answerers mentioned, "kewl" is just a currently in, on its way out, way to write "cool". My family in the US used to often write "cool" as "kewl" in their emails. It is used so often nowadays that it has become "unkewl".

HTH

Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 09:08
Grading comment
Thanks to you all who gave such a bouquet of interpretations. I let the (unfortunately undividiable) point to Dan who captured the 'Too' part as well.
Kewl!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1"einfach toll!"Dan McCrosky
na +1coolRandi Stenstrop
na +1So geil!enphiniti
na +1Toll!Randi Stenstrop
naAffengeil! / Echt super! / Echt spitze! / Echt cool! / Echt klasse!
Katrin Zinsmeister


  

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16 mins peer agreement (net): +1
cool


Explanation:
- a "kewl" way of spelling cool!

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Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 09:08
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 98

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dan McCrosky
53 mins
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21 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Toll!


Explanation:
Sorry - I forgot that it must be translated into German. I think you would just say "Toll!"

Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 09:08
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 98

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dan McCrosky
48 mins
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53 mins peer agreement (net): +1
So geil!


Explanation:
Geil can mean either cool or awesome and is used in the same way the cool or awesome are used in the United States.


    Lived in Germany as an exchange student 1994-95.
enphiniti
Local time: 02:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dan McCrosky
16 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
"einfach toll!"


Explanation:
"too kewl!" = "einfach toll!"

As the other answerers mentioned, "kewl" is just a currently in, on its way out, way to write "cool". My family in the US used to often write "cool" as "kewl" in their emails. It is used so often nowadays that it has become "unkewl".

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 09:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
Grading comment
Thanks to you all who gave such a bouquet of interpretations. I let the (unfortunately undividiable) point to Dan who captured the 'Too' part as well.
Kewl!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Katrin Zinsmeister
7 hrs
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8 hrs
Affengeil! / Echt super! / Echt spitze! / Echt cool! / Echt klasse!


Explanation:
Would prefer this instead of "so geil!" as this leads perhaps to a sexual connotation "Ich bin so geil.." and this would exceed the gratulation intention, I suppose... :-)
"Affengeil" instead is only to say that something is great...

Other expressions to say too is
"echt" (authentically) and for "cool" "super" "spitze" "klasse" - terms depend on the generation.... for people around 35 as me this would be the proper ones...
Good luck!


Katrin Zinsmeister
Local time: 05:08
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 95
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