geluksfee

English translation: Fairy Godmother

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Flemish term or phrase:geluksfee
English translation:Fairy Godmother
Entered by: Christopher Smith

20:45 Mar 22, 2004
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
Folklore / sports report
Flemish term or phrase: geluksfee
This lucky spirit might have helped someone win a cycling race. Is there an English equivalent? "Lucky fairy" sounds, well, queer.
Maria Danielson
United States
Local time: 23:02
Fairy Godmother
Explanation:
Like the Fairy Godmother who comes to Cinderella and waves her magic wand so 'Cinders' can go to the ball. Standard part of English folklore/pantomime.
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Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:02
Grading comment
This is the right translation. It sounded funny in my context, though, so I didn't use it. I translated it freely as "the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" and the client was pleased. It sounded weird to have a competitive cyclist seek his fairy godmother. Thanks, though.
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Fairy Godmother


Explanation:
Like the Fairy Godmother who comes to Cinderella and waves her magic wand so 'Cinders' can go to the ball. Standard part of English folklore/pantomime.

Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
This is the right translation. It sounded funny in my context, though, so I didn't use it. I translated it freely as "the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" and the client was pleased. It sounded weird to have a competitive cyclist seek his fairy godmother. Thanks, though.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andre de Vries: quite right
4 mins
  -> Thanks, Andre

agree  Maria van der Heijde-Zomerdijk (X)
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Maria

agree  Adam Smith
12 hrs
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