Einmal rund um den Ring spazieren

English translation: Take a walk all around the Ringstrasse

05:38 Jan 6, 2001
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German term or phrase: Einmal rund um den Ring spazieren
I know what this literally means, and what it refers to (the Ringstrasse). But when the Viennese say this, is it proverbial, or does it come from a song, and what does it figuratively mean?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:02
English translation:Take a walk all around the Ringstrasse
Explanation:
A search gave the URL below as the most significant. Someone is driving along the Ring.
I don't think there is a particular source for this, based on the following circumstantial evidence:
1. Nothing specific came on Northern Light search
2. The expression in so volksy that if it is a song it is a low-key one. Vienna is noted for grandeur.
3. This is just what one would say in the plain vernacular, so it fits in to normal text, where you found it.
Nancy
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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 13:02
Grading comment
Thanks! Although I was left with a doubt as to whether the writer intended a double meaning.
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naTake a walk all around the Ringstrasse
Nancy Schmeing


  

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Take a walk all around the Ringstrasse


Explanation:
A search gave the URL below as the most significant. Someone is driving along the Ring.
I don't think there is a particular source for this, based on the following circumstantial evidence:
1. Nothing specific came on Northern Light search
2. The expression in so volksy that if it is a song it is a low-key one. Vienna is noted for grandeur.
3. This is just what one would say in the plain vernacular, so it fits in to normal text, where you found it.
Nancy


    Reference: http://www.ned.univie.ac.at/publicaties/broschueren/wien/wie...
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 13:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thanks! Although I was left with a doubt as to whether the writer intended a double meaning.

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