abfiedeln und zufönen

09:45 Jun 11, 2006
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German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Marketing / Market Research / Teenage slang
German term or phrase: abfiedeln und zufönen
The context is as follows: Von A wie "abfiedeln" (ekstatisch tanzen) bis Z wie "zufoehnen" (jemanden in Grund und Boden quasseln), die Jugend hat ihre eigene Sprache und ihren eigenen Lebensstil.

Ich suche nun aequivalente (und abgefahrene) Ausdruecke mit A und Z im Englischen, um diesen Satz zu uebertragen. Hat jemand vielleicht eine Idee?
Jutta Frense
Local time: 00:48

Summary of answers provided
4zufoehnen: talk your ears off, talk you into the ground, talk a blue streak
Ingeborg Gowans

Discussion entries: 3



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abfiedeln und zufoenen
zufoehnen: talk your ears off, talk you into the ground, talk a blue streak

sorry only a suggestion for the second word; the first one is a bit harder. I don't know whether this is "slangy" enough...

Note added at 3 days3 hrs (2006-06-14 13:42:19 GMT)

o.k. sorry I was on the wrong track here. Maybe I'm too old for this teen talk..

Ingeborg Gowans
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 12
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, Ingeborg. But what I was after were two English teenage slang words starting with A and Z, i.e. they do not have to be translations of the German words, they just need to be teenage slang words in their own right

Asker: This means, it would be something like: "From A for "aggro" to Z for "zilch", young people have their own language and their own life style." But I'm looking for better (and more outlandish) words than 'aggro' and 'zilch'

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