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11:09 Aug 18, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fat tailed
body / figure
Esther
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Dickschwanz(gecko)Klaus Dorn
nawhat's its latin name?
Roland Grefer
naDickschwanz-Whatever .... correctionUschi (Ursula) Walke
naDickschwanz-WhateverUschi (Ursula) Walke
na"fettarschig"O'Dwyer
na -1dicker SchwanzKlaus Dorn


  

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16 mins peer agreement (net): -1
dicker Schwanz


Explanation:
As rude as it may sound, but maybe you got hold of that erotic translation earlier?

No seriously, does this refer to a human or an animal? If it is the latter, there are animals known as "Dickschwanz...(whatever it is)", however, if it refers to humans...then I'm at a loss. Can you come back with more detail, please?

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  O'Dwyer: tail is more the bottom part as the front
2 mins
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18 mins
"fettarschig"


Explanation:
Tailed is a very common word and is not nice, if you say it to somebody. So if you want to be on the same level as the one, who said "fat tailed", then "fettarschig" is the right translation.
If you want to say it more nicely, you could translate it with "jemand mit einem fetten Hintern".


    speaking english fluent
O'Dwyer
Germany
Local time: 01:20
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21 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Dickschwanz(gecko)


Explanation:
African Fat Tailed Geckos
{Hemitheconyx caudicinctus}

By the way, I also speak English fluently, I have never heard the expression "fat tailed" in connection to a human - are we talking US bastardisation here?


    Reference: http://www.roqufort.com/gex/
Klaus Dorn
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  O'Dwyer: The question is related to a part of the body. By the way you can hear that expression in low-class Dublin!
5 mins

agree  Ulrike Lieder: I'd say this refers to an animal; US English or slang would not use that term to describe someone's derrière.
4 hrs

agree  Uschi (Ursula) Walke: I hope it refers to an animal, please see my answer
6 hrs
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7 hrs
Dickschwanz-Whatever


Explanation:
We have (in Australia) fat-tailed geckos, even sheep, and dunnards (marsupial mice). To brighten up your weekend, please have a look at the reference quoted below.

The term refers to animals that can store substantial quantities of fat in their tails to survive periods of food shortage. Many four-legged animals have that ingenious capability.

If this term is used to describe the physic of a human,
'Fettarsch' is right.

a nicer way would be:

Er/sie ist ganz schön mollig hintenrum.






    Reference: http://www.australian-aidlands-botanic-garden.org/general/ma...
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 10:20
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7 hrs
Dickschwanz-Whatever .... correction


Explanation:
re. my previous answer

3rd paragraph, line 1, should read:

If this term is used to describe the physique ...

Sorrrry!

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 10:20
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2 days 47 mins
what's its latin name?


Explanation:
If this refers to a gecko and you know its latin name, the following URL will provide you with the corresponding German name:


    Reference: http://www.repti-box.de/kurzinfos/gecko_kurzinfo.htm
Roland Grefer
Local time: 19:20
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 192
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