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Three of a kind

German translation: drei vom gleichen Schlage

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English term or phrase:three of a kind (refering to three similarly interested people)
German translation:drei vom gleichen Schlage
Entered by: Roland Grefer
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03:23 Aug 29, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Three of a kind
How do I say 'three of a kind', keeping it very short and down to the point? Refers to three very stylish women in the 50s.
Sabine
drei vom gleichen Schlage
Explanation:
Sie waren (alle) drei vom gleichen Schlag, durchgestylt bis zum ...
Selected response from:

Roland Grefer
Local time: 21:43
Grading comment
Thank you for your help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2drei vom gleichen Schlage
Roland Grefer
na +2drei Modeschwestern
Hans-Henning Judek
nadrei ModeschönheitenKlaus Dorn
nasie sind vom gleichen TypRebekka Groß
naDrei dieser Klasse
Maya Jurt


  

Answers


10 mins
Drei dieser Klasse


Explanation:
Drei dieser Art...

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 03:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 343
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +2
drei Modeschwestern


Explanation:
"Three of a kind" means actually "drei von derselben Sorte". Of course, you cannot use this straight translation. Look for hints, if they have the same taste ("drei mit demselben Geschmack") or where else the common point is. How is about something different, like "drei Modeschwestern" oder "drei Seelenverwandte"?

Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 11:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 397

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
1 min

agree  Astrid Elke Witte
6 hrs
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34 mins
sie sind vom gleichen Typ


Explanation:
just another idea

As Hans-Henning said, decide according to you context.

If you've got the picture you can decide if these three women look very much alike (if they are "vom gleichen Typ") - they might all be blond, with similar hairdo, clothes, similar body shape etc.




    Reference: http://wordreference.com
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 02:43
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 290
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1 hr
drei Modeschönheiten


Explanation:
seeing that it's about fashion...

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 05:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
drei vom gleichen Schlage


Explanation:
Sie waren (alle) drei vom gleichen Schlag, durchgestylt bis zum ...


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22vom+gleiche...
Roland Grefer
Local time: 21:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 192
Grading comment
Thank you for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  pschmitt: Seems the best solution within this context
4 hrs
  -> Thank you very much.

agree  Britta Weigel: fits the bill best
1 day 5 hrs
  -> Thanks a lot.
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