streicheln

14:51 Jan 2, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: streicheln
Sie wollen immer nur streicheln.
Steven Prunty


Summary of answers provided
napet/caress
Roland Grefer
nacaress
Robin Salmon (X)
nastroke , touch , pet
Ulrike Lieder (X)
naThey always just want to stroke.
Sabine Cane (X)


  

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3 mins
They always just want to stroke.


Explanation:
or

They just want to stroke / touch.

Sabine Cane (X)
Local time: 11:11
PRO pts in pair: 66

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Trudy Peters
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31 mins
stroke , touch , pet


Explanation:
For an animal, you'd use pet. (Petting zoo - Streichelzoo)

All they ever want to do is pet / touch

Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 03:11
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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1 hr
caress


Explanation:
They always just want to caress (you/me/one another).

streicheln: to stroke; caress; fondle.


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Robin Salmon (X)
Australia
Local time: 20:11
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 293
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230 days
pet/caress


Explanation:
Pet related terms do not apply in this context; for pets it would need to be passive voice "wollen immer nur gestreichelt werden". This is active voice, and as such either in a medical/therapeutical or in an erotic context.

Roland Grefer
Local time: 06:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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